COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

UNCSA tracks positive cases through on-campus testing and surveillance programs, student self-reported data and faculty or staff self-reported data, while working with county and state health officials. The UNCSA COVID-19 Dashboard reports case counts on students, faculty and staff daily. If you test positive, follow the positive test protocol.

Reentry Testing

Testing is required before the beginning of the spring semester to detect and limit the spread of COVID-19 upon your return to campus. As of Jan. 4, 2021, UNCSA will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test for students, faculty and staff before they can access campus. For more information and FAQs, visit:

Not sure when to get tested?

Use this calculator to determine when you should get tested based on when you will return to campus.

Planned return date:

COVID-19 test date no later than:

Surveillance Testing Program

The COVID-19 surveillance testing program at UNCSA is an additional way to help keep our campus safe. Weekly surveillance testing identifies areas where COVID-19 is present, and therefore, whether further testing is needed. All testing is optional, but participation is strongly encouraged. The university is only testing asymptomatic individuals as part of surveillance testing. Anyone with symptoms should stay home and immediately self-isolate.

COVID-19 Testing Compliance

Students who refuse to take a COVID-19 test at the request of health services will face disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

COVID-19 Testing Costs

  • Students: Tests are no cost to students when ordered by a Student Health Services medical provider.
  • Faculty and staff: The State Health Plan is waiving cost of copay for in-person and virtual visits to COVID-19 screening, COVID-19 test until CARES Act Requirements expires, and treatment for members with COVID-19.