Covid 19 Testing Requirements

COVID-19 Testing

Testing Procedures for Students & Employees

As you may be aware, Governor Newsom signed an executive order to end the state of emergency related to COVID in California on February 28, 2023. As a result, the campus will be ending on-site COVID-19 PCR testing at the Student Success Center and Bear Cave locations. The last day testing will be available is Friday, February 24, 2023. While UCR will no longer provide PCR testing on campus, you may contact your primary provider or find another PCR testing source at

Our priority remains the health and safety of our campus community, and we are committed to providing the necessary resources to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The campus will continue to make available antigen test kits to faculty, staff and students using  the antigen kit request form. We encourage you to test when you have symptoms or have exposure, before and after travel or attending events. Reporting positive cases of COVID-19 through the Screening Check is still required. 

Testing Kits

Antigen tests kits are available are for your protection and convenience. 

  • EH&S – available for pick-up Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm; last pickup at 3:50pm.  See Map.

Request a Kit

Testing Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I report a positive test?

    How do I report my results?
    If you test positive please report your results immediately through the COVID Screening Check.

  • Can I take time off to test?

    Can I take time off to test?
    Employees should work with their supervisor(s) for scheduling, and may use up to two hours of their regularly scheduled work hours to take a COVID-19 test, if necessary.

  • What does it mean to ‘sequester’ between COVID-19 tests? 

    What does it mean to ‘sequester’ between COVID-19 tests? 
    Sequestering means to limit in-person interactions for a limited time. During a sequester period students should mostly stay in their own room, not attend events or gatherings, and only leave for essential activities such as: 
    •    Using the bathroom/shower
    •    Going to the dining hall, picking up meals, or accepting deliveries
    •    Solo outdoor exercise (walking, jogging, biking, etc.)
    •    Getting vaccinated or tested
    •    Doing laundry and picking up mail
    •    Working

  • Do I need to be tested if I previously tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days?

    Anyone who receives a positive PCR test result, and recovers, should pause this testing protocol for 90 days unless they develop new symptoms.

Testing Requirements

UC Riverside will require COVID-19 testing for employees and students on campus during campus outbreaks, symptomatic, or with confirmed exposure to COVID-19. 

  • Where else are COVID tests available?

    Where else are COVID tests available?

    Local community testing options available; you can find locations and make appointments at:

  • What is Point and Click system?

    What is Point and Click system?

    • Closed system that only holds employee records that are provided by employee
    • Is the leading Electronic Health Records use by the UC system
    • Secure and HIPAA and FERPA compliant
    • Not connected to any existing medical records
    • Batch immunization administration module for large immunization clinics
    • Secure messaging to patients and staff
    • Ability to track and report immunization compliance
    • Additional fields to support faculty and staff patients