Faculty and Staff Access to COVID Testing Resources

Campus & Community

Dear colleagues:

In continuation of the July 28 message regarding the fall 2022 public health guidelines, we are writing to you today to share additional information associated with COVID testing resources available to faculty and staff throughout the semester. fall.

Access COVID home test kits

The University has a large number of at-home COVID test kits, which will be available to faculty and staff before the start of the fall semester. The specific details are as follows:

  • All faculty and staff working in person at our main campus, as well as those working in person at our New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles campuses, will have access to four free test kits at the start of the semester. .
  • Test kits will be available for pickup at various locations on our main campus and will be distributed centrally to faculty and staff working in our New York, Washington, DC and Los Angeles facilities.
  • Beyond the four free test kits available to faculty and staff working in person on campus, the University will make additional test kits available at a highly subsidized cost of $1/per test kit.
  • These additional test kits will be accessible through vending machines that are currently installed at the following locations on campus:
    • Schine Student Center
    • Goldstein Student Center
    • Barnes Center at the Ark
    • Dining room
    • Life Sciences Complex
    • The mountain
  • These ATMs accept a variety of payment options, including cash and credit/debit cards.
  • Faculty and staff are also reminded that free home testing is currently available from the federal government.
  • Finally, in addition to making home testing kits available to faculty and staff, the University will also continue the past practice of providing free access to COVID-19 testing through our health-related plans. Information regarding the University’s coverage for testing can be found on the University’s COVID-19 testing coverage page.

Next week, you will receive additional information directly from your dean, unit head, or supervisor outlining when, where, and how you can access the four free test kits available to those working in person on campus.

As always, we will continue to monitor COVID-related conditions on our campus and in our community and communicate any changes to our public health guidelines as necessary. We appreciate your continued commitment to the well-being of our University community and our neighbors.


J. Michael Haynie
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation

Andrew R. Gordon
Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources