On campus testing is open to all CU Boulder undergraduate students and graduate students through the Public Health Clinic. Asymptomatic faculty and staff may be eligible for on campus Public Health Clinic testing based on certain criteria. Symptomatic faculty and staff are not eligible to be seen at the Public Health Clinic and should schedule an appointment with their personal medical provider. Community testing sites are also available throughout the state.
Should I get a COVID Test at the Public Health Clinic?
I have symptoms of COVID-19
The CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If a person gets tested because they have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, they should wear a mask in public and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance from others pending test results.
Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can schedule a COVID telehealth or in-person appointment online through the MyCUHealth portal or by calling 303-492-5432. Appropriate testing will be ordered and completed through this appointment.
I do not have symptoms of COVID-19
- You have been referred by the Public Health Office case investigation team.
- You have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
- Fully vaccinated people should get tested 5-7 days after the exposure. It is recommended that you wear a mask in public for 14 days after a known exposure or until you have a negative test result. Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after known exposure.
- Unvaccinated people should get tested 5-7 days after the exposure. It is recommended that you wear a mask in public for 14 days after a known exposure or until you have a negative test result. Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after known exposure.
- You are unvaccinated and have taken part in activities that put you at higher risk for COVID-19 because you could not physically distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor settings.
- Pre-travel testing as required by the carrier or destination. Testing results can be accessed by MyCUHealth portal.
Do I need to get tested if I’ve had COVID-19?
People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.