COVID-19 Testing

Emory provides three types of COVID-19 testing: onboarding testing (onboarding and point-in-time), screening testing (asymptomatic community screening), and diagnostic testing (for those symptomatic or exposed).

Watch the Saliva-Based Testing video

Student Testing Information

As of July 1

  • 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. Depending on school of enrollment, registration holds will begin in July for those not compliant with Emory’s student immunization policy. Please upload your vaccination status as soon as possible.

Schedule a screening test

Faculty and Staff Testing Information

For the Fall Semester

All faculty and staff will be 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 facilitate this process, all faculty and staff are required to share their vaccination status with Emory for the fall semester. More details on how to share your status can be found here.

If faculty and staff members are symptomatic or have been exposed to COVID-19, they should contact the Emory Healthcare COVID-19 Information and Nurses’ Line at 404.71.COVID-19 (404.712.6843) to schedule a test. Faculty and staff who are symptomatic and/or exposed to COVID-19 should NOT visit the screening locations to be tested.

Schedule a screening test

Summer Testing Locations and Times (as of July 1)

LocationDay and TimeParking
Emory Conference Center HotelMon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (open early at 6 a.m. Wed.; open late until 7 p.m. Thurs.)ECCH South Deck
SAAC (Clairmont)Mon., 11 a.m.–7 p.m.Starvine, URC, or CRC Deck
OAS at Murdy Hall (Oxford)Tues. and Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.Surface Lot at Fleming Hall
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