Your Questions Answered
Question: What are the most updated testing requirements for students and campus employees?
Twice weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 PCR testing required (every 3-5 days) IF:
- You have received the initial vaccination doses and you received your booster less than 7 days ago.
- You have received the initial vaccination doses and you are eligible for a booster but you have not yet received a booster.
- You have not received the initial vaccination doses or you are unvaccinated.
Weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 PCR testing encouraged IF:
- You have received the initial vaccination doses and you received your booster more than 7 days ago.
- You have received the initial vaccination doses and you are not yet eligible for a booster.
Question: Beyond ongoing testing requirements, what other reasons would I need to get tested?
Please note: You are not required to conduct a COVID-19 PCR test if you have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days.
Question: Do I still need to test regularly if I currently have or recently recovered from COVID-19?
Answer: No, if you have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days you should NOT test and you are exempt from campus testing requirements. If you have new symptoms within 90 days, speak with your provider about testing. The only exception is for those who are in isolation who conduct a rapid antigen test.
Question: As a campus community member, what do I do if I think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?
: Use the daily symptom and exposure screener tool to indicate that you may have been exposed. Students and campus employees should schedule a test
as soon as possible. For testing support and guidance, students can contact Student Health Services at 858-534-3300 and employees can contact UC San Diego’s Testing Support Line at 619-543-8260. COVID-19 tests are offered at no cost if conducted at a UC San Diego Health location or a COVID-19 test kit vending machine. For more information, please see the Return to Learn Exposure and Contact Tracing webpage