COVID-19 Testing

Emory provides two types of COVID-19 tests: Screening Test for those who are asymptomatic (no signs of COVID-19) and Diagnostic Test for those who are symptomatic (showing signs of COVID-19) or possibly exposed to COVID-19.

Watch the Saliva-Based Testing video

Student Testing Information

Any student not fully vaccinated is required to conduct weekly screening testing.

As a reminder, all students are required to comply with Emory’s student immunization policy, including COVID-19 vaccination, for fall 2021. Please upload your vaccination status as soon as possible.

Schedule a screening test

Faculty and Staff Testing Information

Fall 2021

All faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated (two weeks past receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine), with exemptions for those with medical conditions or strong personal objections.

Any faculty or staff member who is not fully vaccinated due to an approved exemption, will be required to conduct a weekly screening test to remain compliant. To facilitate this process, all faculty and staff are required to share their vaccination status with Emory.

View more details on how to share your status

Symptomatic employees should visit Northlake to complete a COVID-19 test and call the Contact Tracing Line (404.727.6190) while they await their testing results. Please do not visit the Emory screening locations if you are symptomatic.

Schedule a screening test

Testing Sites and Times (Beginning August 23)

LocationDay and TimeParking
Emory Conference Center Hotel

Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Wednesday, 6 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

ECCH South Deck
SAAC (Clairmont)Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.Starvine, URC, or CRC Deck
Emory Student Center

Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Peavine Deck
OAS at Murdy Hall (Oxford)

Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Friday, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Surface Lot at Fleming Hall
Faculty Office Building (Grady)

Thursday, 10 a.m.–Noon

Refer to Employee Parking Assignment
Screening Testing Exemption

Students, faculty, and staff who are required to complete COVID-19 screening tests may apply for an exemption for a given week(s) based on the following criteria:

  • They are not on campus or accessing any campus facility during the given week(s).
  • They are isolating due to current COVID-19 positive status, in quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure, or received a COVID-19 positive test result within the past 90 days.
  • Or for other reason(s) subject to review.

If your exemption submission is denied, you will need to schedule a test or accountability measures will be enforced. If you are requesting an exemption for a history of a positive test, please make sure that information is referenced in your requested exemption.

Submit a Testing Exemption


Student, Faculty, and Staff Testing Noncompliance

Everyone is asked to contribute to the health and safety of the campus community.  Students, faculty, and staff who are required to test will be held accountable for noncompliance. Questions about compliance can be directed to