Your Questions Answered
If I received a positive COVID test result from a PCR or rapid antigen test conducted at home or outside of UC San Diego, do I need to report my result?
Yes, students and campus employees who receive a positive COVID-19 test result from a PCR test done with a provider outside of UC San Diego or a home rapid antigen test must report their result.
: If you test positive after completing a rapid antigen test or a PCR test received outside of the university, notify the Student Health Services (SHS) COVID team through MyStudentChart
> Messages > COVID Request. Please include the date and type of the positive test. The SHS COVID team will send out isolation instructions.
: If you test positive for COVID-19 from a rapid antigen test (either at home or one from a campus vending machine), you must upload your test results directly to your MyUCSDChart
. Go to Menu > Questionnaire > UCSD Employees Only - Report COVID Home Self-Test. Please answer the questions and upload a photo of the results of your home test. You should also report your positive test result on your symptom screener and follow the guidance provided.
As a supervisor or manager, how can I support team members who have tested positive?
Guidance is available for supervisors and managers
who have a team member that tests positive for COVID-19, including instructions on how to support the team member in reporting their positive test, getting cleared to return to on-site work, and submitting a Potential Workplace Exposure Notification.
Supervisors and managers play a key role in ensuring that campus employees are consistently completing the daily symptom and exposure screening. Questions about your role in symptom and exposure screening, how to manage notification emails, what to do if an employee fails the screening and more can be found on the Human Resources FAQ page here