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Required COVID-19 Testing

Update: Required testing for those who conduct on-site work (January 14, 2022)

All employees, regardless of vaccination status, must complete a COVID-19 PCR test on the day they return to campus (or their first day working on-site) via vending machine or by appointment at a drive-through site or at the Price Center clinic, unless they have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days. Learn more on the Employee Screening and Testing page, including instructions for employees who test positive.

As part of our institutional efforts to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our campus community, UC San Diego has a Campus COVID-19 Testing Program (PPM 516-31) which details required testing.  Required testing must be completed through UC San Diego Health at no cost to employees.

Learn more about employee screening and testing

Schedule an asymptomatic provider-administered test (campus employees)

More information about required COVID-19 testing for UC San Diego employees who are not fully vaccinated can be found in the FAQs below. If you have additional questions about required employee testing after reviewing the FAQs, please contact your department Human Resources representative or email

Please note: the information on this page pertains to required testing for UC San Diego campus employees who are not fully vaccinated. Health Sciences and Health System employees should contact Health Human Resources for guidance and information.