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
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
At the start of each week, 20% of UTA’s campus population will be selected for random testing. Notifications will come from firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will have seven days to get tested after being selected.
You will not be selected for testing more than once every five weeks.
Until further notice. UTA will end its random required testing program and notify the campus accordingly when COVID-19 rates in the community subside.
Yes. The required COVID-19 testing policy, implemented before the start of the semester and ending Sept. 8, was effective in identifying asymptomatic cases and mitigating the spread of the virus on our campus. As case numbers and hospitalizations are high in Tarrant County, continued, randomized testing will allow us to monitor campus spread and infections as we transition to in-person learning.
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.
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 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.
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.
Any test conducted within seven days of being notified of your random selection will cover your COVID-19 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.
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 fall 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