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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 UCI Campus employees that includes the following:

Asymptomatic Testing

REQUIRED ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING*

The following applies to employees who are not fully vaccinated (including vaccinated and booster eligible, but not yet boosted) 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.

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.

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

EXCEPTIONS TO WEEKLY (CAMPUS) AND TWICE WEEKLY (HEALTH) TESTING

The following are the only exceptions from weekly (campus) and twice weekly (Health) asymptomatic testing:

Please contact your manager, local HR representative, or academic personnel for questions or concerns about non-compliance.

READ THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE ON ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING

UCI HEALTH EMPLOYEES
(Incl. COHS Health Care Workers / Personnel)
Effective August 18, 2021
Booster mandate
Effective January 7, 2022
CAMPUS EMPLOYEES
(Incl. COHS non-Health Care Workers / Personnel)
Effective September 1, 2021
Booster mandate
Effective January 31, 2022
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 Sunday. 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. 53 (Auditorium)
• UCI Health Hospital Bldg. 55 (Shanbrom Hall)
• UCI Douglas Hospital Kiosk
• Gottschalk Medical Plaza Kiosk in Irvine

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.

Click here for testing locations
Several stalls are reserved for testing in the parking garage across from the Student Center.
Step 3 HOW DO I GET TEST RESULTS?
  • If you had a test at the DH Kiosk, Auditorium Bldg. 53, Shanbrom Hall Bldg. 55, or Gottschalk, results will be emailed to your UCI email.
  • Results are also viewable via the Occupational Health Portal.
Step 3 HOW DO I GET TEST RESULTS?
  • Go to the Student Health Center Portal (https://osh.chs.uci.edu/).
  • Select Medical Records from the list of options on the left side of the site.
  • Select Lab Results from the options at the top of the page.
Step 4 IF YOU TEST POSITIVE
If your test returns positive, follow the instructions in your results email. You must be cleared by Occupational Health to return to work on site. For more information, see the UCI Health Q&A.
Step 4 IF YOU TEST POSITIVE
If you test positive, follow the isolation/quarantine instructions, and then report your case.
Learn the Difference Between Antigen and PCR Testing

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 one of the testing centers located in the Campus Employees Step 2 above.

ASYMPTOMATIC POST-EXPOSURE TESTING (UCI HEALTH EMPLOYEES ONLY)

If you have had exposure to a COVID-19 confirmed person and would like to be tested, please access and complete the COVID Intake Form to make a testing appointment: https://apps.health.uci.edu/OccHealthRegistration

RANDOM SAMPLING OF VACCINATED CAMPUS EMPLOYEES

To help mitigate possible exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 on property controlled by UCI, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the UCI community, UCI has provided a new Executive Directive for Student and Employee Testing. Additive to this effort, UCI has established a new asymptomatic testing program for fully vaccinated employees. Beginning the week of October 4th, and each week thereafter, a random sample of fully vaccinated campus employees will be identified to participate in the new program. Employees and their respective supervisors will receive an email with instructions for the employee to schedule and obtain an asymptomatic test at any UCI testing location during their normal work hours. The testing must be completed during that week.

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 https://apps.health.uci.edu/OccHealthRegistration
  • After clicking the link, select COVID-19 Testing, and then the COVID Intake Form button.

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.