COVID-19 Testing


Emory is providing three types of COVID-19 testing this spring: onboarding testing (onboarding and point-in-time), screening testing (asymptomatic community screening), and diagnostic testing (for those symptomatic or exposed).

Watch the Saliva-Based Testing video and learn the steps to follow

Student Testing Information

All students living on campus are required to take a COVID-19 screening test twice per week. All off-campus students conducting on-campus classes, labs, and/or research are required to take a screening test weekly. Using the charts below, find your testing details and schedule your test.

Student Testing Guide

Onboarding Testing

For all students who desire access to campus, residential students moving into residence halls, and specific point-in-time testing needs.

When

During onboarding and move-in processes, or otherwise as directed

Required

Prior to students moving onto campus; off-campus students onboarding.

How to Schedule

By appointment only.

Schedule Your COVID-19 Test

Where

  • WoodPEC, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Briarcliff, Student Activity and Academic Center (Atlanta)
  • Williams Gym, Whatcoat Street Building (Oxford)

Resulting Time

60 minutes (for rapid tests); or within 48 hours for saliva-based screening test.

Questions?

Email campusresponse@emory.edu

Screening Testing

For students without COVID-19 symptoms (asymptomatic) and no known exposure to the virus. Students who are symptomatic and/or exposed to COVID-19 should NOT visit the screening locations to be tested.

When

Ongoing

Required

Twice weekly for students living on campus (see boxes below for your assigned days according to your residence hall) and weekly for off-campus students conducting on-campus classes, labs, and/or research. Note the frequency of testing may increase based on resources and campus needs.

How to Schedule

By appointment only.

Schedule Your COVID-19 Test

Where

  • WoodPEC, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Student Activity and Academic Center, (and Goizueta Business School beginning February 22) (Atlanta)
  • Whatcoat Street Building (Oxford)

Resulting Time

Within 48 hours.

Questions?

Email covidscreeningprogram@emory.edu

Diagnostic Testing

For students with COVID-19 symptoms or those who have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person.

When

As needed

How to Schedule

By appointment only.

Where

  • Emory Student Health Services: 1525 Clifton Road (Atlanta)
  • Oxford Student Health Services: Murdy Hall (Oxford)

Resulting Time

Within 48 hours.

Questions?

Contact your campus Student Health Services as noted above.

Screening Testing Times and Locations

DatesLocationsTimes
Starting January 25WoodPECMonday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Emory Conference Center HotelMonday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
SAAC-ClairmontMonday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Whatcoat (Oxford)Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Starting February 22Goizueta Business SchoolMonday–Friday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Twice-Weekly Testing by Hall

All students living on campus are required to take a COVID-19 screening test twice per week, either on a Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday cadence based on their housing location.

Monday/Thursday

Alabama Hall, Clairmont Residential Center Apartments, Dobbs Hall, Harris Hall, Hamilton Holmes, Turman, Woodruff Hall

Tuesday/Friday

Clairmont Undergraduate Apartments, Evans Hall, Few Hall, Hopkins Hall, Longstreet-Means, Raoul Hall, Smith Hall, Thomas Hall

Screening Testing Exception

Students must request an exception if they are unable to complete a screening test at any point for any reason during the specified phase. You may only request an exception for one week prior to the current phase, the current phase, or one future phase. All requests should include details about the selected exception type. If your exception submission is denied, you will need to schedule a test or accountability measures will be enforced.

If you are requesting an exception for a history of a positive test, please make sure that it has been uploaded to your Student Health Patient Portal, and you have sent a message to the COVID assessment provider.  

Submit a Testing Exception

Faculty and Staff Testing Information


Faculty and staff who have onboarded and who access campus are strongly encouraged to test regularly by scheduling a screening test online, as capacity allows. If faculty and staff members are symptomatic or have been exposed to COVID-19, they should contact the Emory Healthcare COVID-19 Information and Nurses’ line at 404.71.COVID-19 (404.712.6843) to schedule a test. Faculty and staff who are symptomatic and/or exposed to COVID-19 should NOT visit the screening locations to be tested.

Testing procedures may be adjusted or increased based on resources, COVID-19 factors, and campus needs. Any changes to testing will be shared widely with the campus community.