This notice provides general instructions for scheduling a COVID test if you are experiencing symptoms or are a close contact of a person who was recently diagnosed with COVID.  

Please contact us at deanofstudents@cua.edu if you have any questions about scheduling a test or need additional assistance.  Please contact Student Health Services at 202-319-5744 if you have medical questions or wish to speak with a medical professional about your symptoms.  During the academic year, Student Health Services (SHS) is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and most Saturdays from 9:00am until 1:00pm.  

Scheduling Your Test

First, complete a COVID testing intake form by using this link. You will receive an auto-generated reply with additional instructions.  

After completing the intake form, you may schedule an appointment using this link.  Your COVID Testing will take place at the Millennium North Testing Center, which you access from the building's exterior, directly across from Regan Hall.

Preparing for Your Test

Be sure to download the mobile App called ‘Safer Community’, available from the Apple Store and from Google Play.  Launch the App and set up your account following the instructions found here,   NOTE:  If you have a cell phone that is not US-based, you will not be able to download the App as it is currently only available through US App stores.  You will still be able to participate in COVID Testing; we simply have to take an extra step to process you while you are at your COVID Test appointment.  Watch this video to familiarize yourself with the Testing Protocol.  

Do not eat or drink (even water) for at least an hour prior to your appointment. This means that you should not put anything in your mouth; do not use tobacco products; do not brush your teeth or rinse with mouthwash; do not chew gum, use breath mints, etc.

Additional Information

Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID should self-quarantine and schedule a COVID test as soon as possible following the instructions below.  Testing is available Monday – Friday (except on University holidays) and results are generally available within 24 hours of your appointment. 

Vaccinated close contacts do not need to quarantine (unless you become symptomatic), but should schedule a test 3-5 days after last contact with an infected person.  Unvaccinated close contact need quarantine for 10 days after last exposure or 7 days if a PCR test taken 5-6 days after exposure is negative AND remains asymptomatic during their quarantine period.  Important Note:  If you are a close contact and tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days, you do not need to quarantine and or test unless you become symptomatic.