Published: Nov. 20, 2020

From Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, to Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, CU Boulder faculty, staff and students with a Buff OneCard can bring their immediate family/members of their household to participate in the campus surveillance monitoring program. All participants must be asymptomatic and arrive at the testing site accompanied by their immediate family/member of their household with a Buff OneCard.

Students lined up for a COVID-19 testFrom Nov. 23 to 25, the following sites are available:

From Nov. 30 to Jan. 8 there will be four sites available, Monday to Friday. All testing sites will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 3. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all sites:

Surveillance monitoring tests are free to CU Boulder Buff OneCard holders’ immediate family/members of their household. Buff OneCard holders must be present at the time of the test and have their Buff OneCard with them.


If the laboratory finds signs of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in the household’s sample(s), information will be sent to the CU Boulder card holder’s email address. There will not be a notification if the laboratory has not found signs of infection.

About surveillance monitoring

The surveillance monitoring program provides a saliva-based PCR test that looks for signs of SARS-CoV-2 among asymptomatic individuals. The test is not diagnostic and cannot medically determine if a person is positive or negative for COVID-19. 

Read more about the surveillance monitoring testing program on the Protect Our Herd website.