Reentry Testing for Staff

Reentry Testing for Staff

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 for campus access. Staff will be able to submit proof of their negative test online.

  Submit my covid test results

Testing deadlines and details:

  • All staff should continue to telework, if possible and approved by your supervisor. If work requires teleworking staff to come to campus, they should plan to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 to 4 days (72 to 96 hours) before returning to campus.
  • If you are required to work on campus ad of Jan. 4, you will have until Jan. 10 to submit your test result. Please prioritize testing as soon as possible the week of Jan. 4.
  • Supervisors attended a training session on Dec. 18 to equip them with answers to support you through the testing process. 

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:

As of Jan. 4, 2021, staff will not be permitted on campus without providing a negative test result. Failure to test before coming to campus will result in the removal of One Card building access.

Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve; please check your UNCSA email and this website for the latest information. If there are significant changes to our hybrid instructional model for the spring semester, the earliest they will be communicated is Jan. 18, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

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PCR Molecular Tests (either rapid or non-rapid PCR test) will be accepted and is the test that most COVID-19 testing centers, urgent care centers and pharmacies are using. Antigen tests will not be accepted due to a higher chance of missing an active COVID-19 infection than a molecular test. Be sure to inquire and confirm the type of test before you are tested.

Do not get tested for reentry to campus prior to Jan. 4. 

If you are returning in the first week of Jan. 4-8, you must submit a negative test result by no later than Sunday, Jan. 10. You may seek your supervisor’s assistance on when and how to get tested.  

If you are returning after Jan. 8, you should be tested 4 days (96 hours) before arrival to campus to ensure you get test results back in time for clearance.

In the Winston-Salem area, no-cost, drive-through asymptomatic testing is offered by StarMed. We recommend you use StarMed testing as there are no out-of-pocket expenses. You will not be reimbursed for any costs billed if you use other testing sites. Please note that Forsyth County locations in January will be added later, so check back. Please consult your supervisor if you have difficulty accessing no-cost testing.

StarMed Testing Times and Locations

For those outside of the Winston-Salem area, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend visiting your state or local health department’s website for the latest local information about testing. You can also look for a community testing site in your state by visiting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Most testing sites have an appointment or preregistration process accessible online. These appointments get filled several days in advance, so do not wait until the last minute to schedule an appointment.  

You will submit your results using the secure form below. Please make sure that when you upload your results they include your name, test date and the test result. Please note that incomplete information will cause a delay in your ability to return to campus.

  Submit my covid test results

If your test result is positive:

  • Do not report to campus.
  • Contact your health care provider regarding treatment and to get further instruction on isolation, contact tracing and when you may return to campus.
  • Contact your supervisor to let them know you tested positive.
  • Review the UNCSA COVID-19 Response Plan for more information.

Yes, your information will be kept private and is being submitted through a secure server. The only individuals who will receive the copy of your results are your supervisor and the employees involved in the campus testing requirement.

Failure to test before returning to campus will result in the removal of One Card building access.

This testing is intended  to help make our campus as safe as possible for all who are learning, working and living on it. Your supervisor will assist you with finding and participating in no-cost testing to clear you to return to campus. 

Most insurance plans are covering asymptomatic testing. If you are tested at a recommended no-cost community drive-through site such as those run by StarMed, you should not have to pay.  If you have a question, please contact your insurance company or physician’s office directly.

Once in the United States, employees will need to be retested and submit a negative test within the three to four-day (72 to 96-hour) window before arriving on campus.