Covid 19 Testing Requirements

COVID-19 Testing

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Testing Procedures for Students & Employees
  • Make a COVID-19 testing appointment by logging into your patient portal  and have this barcode ready when you arrive at the testing site.
  • Be sure NOT to eat, drink, smoke/vape, or brush your teeth 30min prior to your appointment.
  • Watch the video on what to expect.
  • Fall 2022 COVID-19 Testing Update for Employees
    For Fall 2022 COVID-19 Testing Update for Employees


    Beginning October 28, 2022, the state testing laboratory known as COLOR, will no longer accept and process UCR campus COVID -19 test samples. In order to continue convenient and free on-site testing, all COVID-19 tests will be performed using the Student Health Services testing laboratory, the same laboratory that has been used for student testing on campus since 2020.

    What does this mean for UCR employees going forward?

    • Saliva samples will be used instead of nasal swabs.
    • Samples will be processed through the CLIA certified lab in the Webber building.
    • Result notification times will be reduced.
    • Results will be provided through the HIPAA secure medical record system known as Point and Click. UCR students are already using this system.
    • Appointments must be scheduled through Point and Click. Walk-ins are still accepted but you will need to complete in the new portal.
    • Employees continue to have options and can be tested anywhere tests are available.

    What does this mean for UCR family members?

    • The campus test location will no longer be able to test UCR family members.

    Where else are COVID tests available?          

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

    https://www.covidclinic.org/                                       
     

    https://myturn.ca.gov/testing.html
     

    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

    Printable Version

    Fall 2022 COVID-19 Testing Update for Employees

When to Get Tested

Students

Faculty/Staff

Testing Locations 
  • Pentland Hills (Bear Cave Meeting Room).
    Pentland Hills (Bear Cave Meeting Room)

    Students and Employees

    • Mon - Thurs:: 6:30am-2:45pm
    • Fri: 6:30am-2:00PM
    • Make a COVID-19 testing appointment by logging into your patient portal  and have this barcode ready when you arrive at the testing site.
    • Be sure NOT to eat, drink, smoke/vape, or brush your teeth 30min prior to your appointment.

    Short-term parking is available near the site in Lot 15.

  • Student Success Center (appointment or walk-in)
    Student Success Center

    Students and Employees

    • 10am to 2pm Monday through Friday
    • Make a COVID-19 testing appointment by logging into your patient portal  and have this barcode ready when you arrive at the testing site.
    • Be sure NOT to eat, drink, smoke/vape, or brush your teeth 30min prior to your appointment.

    Testing at the Student Success Center may close during inclement weather. 

Viewing Your COVID-19 Test Results
 

Print Instructions

  • Viewing Your COVID-19 Test Results
    Viewing Your COVID-19 Test Results 
    Login photo
    • Go to https://chconline.ucr.edu
    • Enter your UCR net ID and password
    • Log in with your NetID and Password
    • Through the left-hand pane - go to “Medical Records”
    • Choose “Labs”
    Medical Record
    Result should be shown here:
    • If you test positive proceed to completing the COVID Screening Survey
    • If you have any concerns please contact your medical provider
    • If you have any questions about UCR policy related please contact the CMT via e-mail COVID19@ucr.edu call from 844-827-6827.
  • Ver los resultados de su prueba del COVID-19
    Ver los resultados de su prueba del COVID-19
    Login photo
    • Vaya a https://chconline.ucr.edu
    • Inicie sesión con su UCR NetID y contraseña
    • A través del panel de la izquierda - vaya a "Medical Records"
    • y luego elija "Labs”
    Los resultados de sus pruebas saldrán aquí.
    • Si su prueba es positiva, proceda a completar COVID Screening Survey
    • Si tiene alguna pregunta comuníquese con su proveedor médico
    • Si tiene alguna pregunta relacionada con la política de UCR, comuníquese con el CMT a través del correo electrónico COVID19@ucr.edu o llame al 844-827-6827.
      Medical Record
Testing Requirements

UC Riverside requires regular COVID-19 testing for select groups of employees and students on campus – including everyone who is not up to date on vaccinations, symptomatic, or with a confirmed exposure to someone with COVID-19. Routine testing is also expected.

Required testing protocols are as follows:

Testing Kits

Antigen tests kits are available are for your protection and convenience. They are not intended to replace required weekly testing for individuals who are not up to date on vaccinations. They cannot be used for determining early return to work. They should also not be used to replace monthly testing for asymptomatic, fully vaccinated individuals.

Request a Kit

Testing Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who may get tested at the campus testing sites?

    The testing sites are open to UCR students, employees, family members, and the public, regardless of vaccination status. 

  • When can I expect my results?

    When can I expect my results?
    If you test on campus, you may expect to receive your results 24-48 hours after the test. Results may vary based on lab processing time.

     

  • 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.

  • When do I need to confirm a positive test result with a second test?

    A positive antigen test must be confirmed with a PCR test. A positive PCR test does not require a second test to confirm. If you are coming to a campus testing site to confirm a positive antigen test, please wear your mask, keep six feet of distance, and go to the front of the line to notify the testing staff.