Yes. Though we are grateful for all members of our community who have or plan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we are aware of the additional risks that COVID-19 variants pose to all members of our community regardless of vaccination status and will require all employees and students coming to campus in any capacity to get tested.
Required COVID-19 Testing Policy FAQs
Regardless of vaccination status, all students and employees coming to campus in any capacity for the spring 2022 semester must provide proof of a viral COVID‑19 test by Feb. 4, 2022. Tests taken before Jan. 3, 2022 will not be accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our required COVID‑19 testing protocols for the fall 2021 term have provided valuable information to inform decisions about campus operations. Given the continued emergence of new COVID‑19 variants and the prevalence of holiday travel and gatherings, we believe required testing is needed for a safe start to the spring term.
Yes. UTA has a number of on-campus testing options that meet the required criteria. Results from on-campus testing sites will automatically be reported to the University with no further action required from you.
On-campus testing is free for all UTA students and employees.
No, you do not need to submit any insurance information. On-campus testing is free regardless of insurance status.
Results from off-campus testing sites will be accepted, although you will not be reimbursed for any costs incurred.
While test results from on-campus sites will automatically be reported to the University, results from off-campus tests will need to be uploaded through the COVID-19 Self Report portal in MyMav. If you have trouble finding or using the portal, contact the OIT Help Desk.
No. Due to health privacy protocols, we are unable to remove individuals that have tested positive from the testing requirement. However, if you have tested positive within the 90 days before you are selected for testing, you may upload a positive test result from the time of your infection to the COVID-19 Self Report portal in MyMav to satisfy the mandatory testing requirement.
A member of the Health Services contact tracing team will be in touch and provide you a letter with further instructions. Share this letter with your faculty to request accommodations for your on-campus classes.
To meet the spring 2022 COVID-19 testing requirement, your test needs to be taken between Jan. 3 and Feb. 4, 2022.
Results from off-campus testing sites must be submitted through the COVID-19 Self Report portal in MyMav. If you have trouble finding or using the portal, contact the OIT Help Desk.
Results from on-campus testing sites will automatically be reported to UTA with no further action required on your part.
If you have trouble with loading your results into the portal, contact the OIT Help Desk.
No, students who will not be coming to campus in any capacity for the spring term do not need to take a test or report test results.
To support compliance, supervisor reports of employee selection and compliance are now available through MARS. Supervisors should follow up with any employee who has been selected for testing but does not show completion of the requirement before their testing window expires.
To maintain employee privacy, the supervisor reports in MARS will show only whether or not an employee has received a test, not their test results.
The UTA contact tracing team will be in direct contact with anyone who submits a positive test result. This team will manage the return of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19.
No, the test must be administered by or under the supervision of a medical professional with official results.
You can email any additional questions to COVIDTesting@uta.edu