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Optional and required campus COVID testing

Boise State has expanded testing options and requirements around the upcoming breaks, when people traditionally gather with friends and family. Although public health authorities have recommended that people forego holiday gatherings, we recognize many individuals will still choose to gather, and others will travel over the breaks. In an effort to ensure that members of our campus community are not unknowingly putting others at risk, the university is offering appointment-based testing.

Pre-Fall Break testing

This testing is voluntary and is offered to students and employees at no cost, subject to availability. Appointments are available now through the end of Monday, Nov. 23.

Post-Fall Break testing

This is required for all members of the campus community who return to campus for any reason after the Fall break (Please see below criteria for coming to campus.) Testing will be conducted Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and again Dec. 7-9.

Pre- and Post- Winter Break testing

While pre-testing is optional, all members of the campus community returning to campus for spring term will be required to test before returning to campus. Please watch the COVID Testing Center website for more information.

Symptomatic testing

Any member of the campus community who is experiencing mild COVID symptoms and needs to be tested but does not need to see a provider, should schedule an appointment with the COVID Testing Center. University Health Services (UHS) is no longer testing for COVID unless patients wish to see a provider.

Registration for testing is required. Members of the campus community are not currently required to pay for testing, though the university soon will begin billing insurance. Schedule an appointment.

Working on campus

The only university-sponsored activities that may be conducted in-person, whether on campus or off, without individual review and approval are those that serve a critical need and cannot be conducted in an alternative fashion. These include:
– Course-related activities that: are required for program accreditation; are required for student licensure, certification, etc.; make use of campus facilities (classroom, office) by an instructor for the purposes of conducting a remote orĀ  online class
– Research-related activities that are consistent with approved safety and research restart plans
– Operations and services provided by essential staff

If you have questions about whether you should be working from campus or remotely after Fall Break, please talk to your supervisor. Supervisors with questions should contact the appropriate Dean’s Office, the Provost’s Office, Human Resources or the Public Health Office.

Please visit the COVID Testing Center website for additional information.