Required COVID-19 Testing Policy FAQs

Updated Sept. 7 for random testing policy

Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, students, faculty and staff coming to any UTA campus in any capacity will be selected at random for mandatory COVID-19 testing. Until further notice, 20% of our campus population, regardless of vaccination status, will be selected each week for testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

To specifically support the required COVID-19 testing policy, a new testing site, opening Sept. 13, has been established in the Rosebud Theater of the University Center. The site is open to all members of our community to quickly and easily fulfill testing requirements. Find out more information at: https://www.uta.edu/announcements/coronavirus/testing.

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 Health Portal. Students will be able to access the Health Portal through their MyMav Student Checklist; employees will have access through the Announcements in MyMav.

No. Due to health privacy protocols, we are unable to remove individuals that have tested positive from the random testing selection and requirements. 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 satisfy the mandatory testing requirement.

Results from off-campus testing sites must be submitted through a digital portal in MyMav. Students will be able to access the Health Portal through their MyMav Student Checklist; employees will have access through the Announcements in MyMav.

Results from on-campus testing sites will automatically be reported to UTA with no further action required on your part.

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.