COVID-19 Testing Requirements
Who needs to be tested?
All resident-students, resident assistants, and residence hall directors must be tested no more than 14 days before arriving on campus. Testing requirements vary depending on a student’s residence or travel itineraries before arriving on campus. Please review the guidelines below to make sure you’re good to go when you arrive at your residence hall.
- Resident-students must have documentation that they have had a COVID-19 viral test within 14 days before their arrival on campus. State guidelines do not permit any waiver of this requirement.
- The State of Connecticut now requires international students and those who reside in one of the states/territories identified in the Connecticut Department of Public Health Travel Advisory to undergo a 14-day quarantine. In addition, anyone entering from one of the identified states must fill out a travel health form upon arrival. (The form is available online at ct.gov/travelform.)
- Students who are residents of Connecticut or a state not listed in the Connecticut Department of Public Health Travel Advisory must be tested no more than 14 days prior to campus arrival. A copy of the negative test must be provided. If a test was obtained in the 72 hours prior to travel but the result is still pending at the time of arrival in Connecticut, the student must remain in the CCSU quarantine hall until the test result is received. A negative test result for COVID-19 will eliminate the need for further quarantine.
- Commuter students who have traveled to states identified in the Connecticut Department of Public Health Travel Advisory and spent 24 hours or longer in one of the affected states within 14 days of their first day on campus are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 7III.
Who does not need to be tested?
Commuter students who are Connecticut residents and have not traveled to the states in the Connecticut Department of Public Health Travel Advisory are not required to take a COVID-19 test before the start of the semester.
Students who are taking all online classes and are living off campus are not required to take a COVID-19 test.
The University worked with the CSCU System Office and state to procure the services of Griffin Health, which will send swabbers to campus throughout the semester to conduct weekly testing of 5 to 10 percent of the resident-student population, residence hall staff, and student athletes who are in season and practicing. This level of testing will help to identify emerging transmission trends and inform infection control measures.