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ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING

To maintain a healthy Anteater environment and help control the spread of coronavirus within the community, UCI has established an active, ongoing COVID-19 testing program for UCI Health and campus employees that includes the following:

Asymptomatic Testing

Employees who are not fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and are asymptomatic are required per the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program policy to participate in regular testing as described below.

Asymptomatic, fully vaccinated employees and students will participate in periodic sampling. This program is still in development, so please check the section below periodically for updates.

COVID-19 testing for all unvaccinated employees is currently completed via a supervised, self-administered nasal swab test, is cost-free, and results are available within 24-72 hours. Testing is expected to occur during your normal scheduled shift.

Asymptomatic testing is only for UCI Health and campus employees who do not have symptoms. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please see the links below in the Symptomatic Employee Testing section.

Click here for asymptomatic testing FAQs.

REQUIRED ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING*

The following applies to employees who are not fully vaccinated and who are required, pursuant to the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program policy, to participate in asymptomatic testing. If you are interested in learning more about vaccines, or obtaining an exception, please visit UCI’s Future of Work COVID Policy page.

*This only applies to UCI Health and campus employees. Student employees must use this website.

UCI HEALTH EMPLOYEES
(Incl. COHS Health Care Workers / Personnel)
Effective August 18, 2021
CAMPUS EMPLOYEES
(Incl. COHS non-Health Care Workers / Personnel)
Effective September 1, 2021
Step 1 TESTING FREQUENCY
Twice-a-week
Step 1 TESTING FREQUENCY
Once-a-week
Step 2 SCHEDULING WEEKLY ASYMPTOMATIC TEST(S)
Those who are required to participate will receive an email each Monday. Use the link in the email to schedule your FIRST test. Once your FIRST test is submitted, you will receive another email to schedule your SECOND test.

Testing locations
• UCI Health Hospital Bldg. 55 (Shanbrom Hall)
• Gottschalk Medical Plaza

If you do not have access to email, please contact Occupational Health to schedule your appointment at 714.456.8300 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Walk in testing is not allowed, you MUST make an appointment.
Step 2 SCHEDULING WEEKLY ASYMPTOMATIC TEST(S)
Campus Employees will be using the Student Health Center portal. Because of this, it is important that you only use the “Appointment” link in the portal. Do not use the portal to upload vaccine images or new exception requests.

Testing volume is expected to be high, so you are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance. Once in the portal, select “Appointments” from the left menu bar. If you need help with appointment scheduling, you may contact the Student Health Center directly at 949.824.5304.

Employees without an appointment will be accepted on a “walk-in” basis but only if there is availability.

Testing Location
• Student Center Crescent Bay A-D
  (311 W Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA 92697)

Several stalls are reserved for testing in the parking garage across from the Student Center.
Step 3 IF YOU TEST POSITIVE
If your test returns positive, you will be contacted by Occupational Health. For more information, see the UCI Health Q&A.
Step 3 IF YOU TEST POSITIVE
If you test positive, you will be contacted by UCI’s Contact Tracing & Vaccine Navigation Services. When you see 949.824.2300 on your caller ID, please take the call and cooperate in compliance with the Executive Directive.

WALK-IN ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING (CAMPUS EMPLOYEES ONLY)

Free “walk-in” asymptomatic testing is available to all campus employees either by scheduling an appointment or going directly to the Student Center Crescent Bay A-D. “Walk-in” testing is subject to availability, so the preferred option is to schedule an appointment. The testing center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

RANDOM SAMPLING OF VACCINATED CAMPUS EMPLOYEES

In development – please check back soon for program information.

SYMPTOMATIC EMPLOYEE TESTING

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT REPORT TO WORK. Please use the following links to obtain more information on testing and next steps:

Student Employees https://osh.chs.uci.edu/
Campus Employees https://hr.uci.edu/disaster-relief/report-known-cases.php
Health Employees COVID-19 Intake Form

SUPPORT

If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact the UCI COVID Response Center at x49918 (949.824.9918), Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.