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Mitigation & Symptomatic Testing 

The university will continue to refine and update testing efforts as needed as they are a critical component of a safe and healthy campus community. Testing programs are carried out across campus to help the university monitor and address real-time trends and prevalence and make timely decisions on potential intervention and response. 

Testing is a key strategy in combination with all-important behavioral measures of social distancing, facial coverings, hand and surface hygiene and staying home when sick. Testing paired with good health habits is an easy, quick and incredibly consequential way to make sure we're each doing our part to keep our community safer and healthier. It’s one way that all of us help to protect each of us.

Any and all practices and policies delineated here at this time are subject to revision and updates.

Fall Term 2021 Mitigation Testing

For details, see https://www.uc.edu/publichealth/testing.html.  

On-campus required mitigation testing is free

This required testing will be free to students. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to students, nor will insurance be billed for either pooled or any confirmatory testing.  

Option to submit a current PCR test from another medical provider

As an alternative to the on-campus mitigation testing, students have the option to submit a current PCR COVID test from another provider as a substitute for your on-campus test. See https://www.uc.edu/publichealth/testing.html for details.

Consequences of failing to test

Failure to participate in required mitigation testing will result in a Red Pass on your UC COVID Check App, which will limit your campus access. 

Please see https://www.uc.edu/publichealth/testing.html for details on campus access limitations. 

For those with limited access, you may carry out food from On the Green, located on the ground floor of Marian Spencer Hall.

More information

Contact uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu with questions.

Testing for symptomatic students or exposed students

Through early August, symptomatic students or those who have had close exposure to infected individuals may call University Health Services at (513) 556-2564 for an appointment.

University Health Services can also arrange for testing at the UC Health Uptown Campus, 3120 Burnet Avenue (East Campus), which is by appointment only.

The student's health insurance plan will be billed for symptomatic testing.

For additional information and Frequently Asked Questions, see UC's Public Health website.

Contact Us

University Health Services

Richard E. Lindner Center
2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0010

Mail Location: 0769
Phone: 513-556-2564
Fax: 513-556-1337