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Reminder! COVID-19 Testing Begins Today for Graduate On-Campus Residents

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October 12, 2020

Be sure to attend your appointment, or schedule your appointment if you haven’t done so.

COVID-19 testing for graduate on-campus residents begins today, October 12. Weekly testing for all student residents begins on October 19 until further notice.

Update: Plaza Verde will be an outdoor test collection site. All other locations are indoor test collection sites. See FAQ below for more information.

New Test Collection Location:
Division of Continuing Education – Yosemite Rooms

Click here for details and more information, or visit the UCI Coronavirus Testing Website for FAQs and new information.

Here are answers to some common questions we have received:

Why did we move the site locations from outdoors to indoors?
Most of the collection sites were moved indoors due to concerns with inclement weather such as the heat wave we are currently experiencing and the air quality caused by local wildfires. Plaza Verde will be converted back to an outdoor location. All the sites will continue to have safety measures in place such as physical distancing markers, a touchless check-in process, plexiglass, and physical barriers. Your appointment time is set up to minimize any overcrowding or long queues so that students can complete the process in less than 10 minutes. These plans have been vetted by the Orange County Public Health Agency.

Is there a place at the testing center where the collection can be done privately?
Every location has a private area for students to conduct the nasal swab. Just let the check in staff know you would like to use the private area.

Can I bring my child with me to the collection location?
We prefer that you do not bring children; however, we understand that it may be difficult to secure child care for a short period of time. If you do bring your child, please make sure they are wearing a face covering. You can also request to conduct the nasal swab in the private location with your child. Information & details

UCI Coronavirus Testing Website & FAQs »