This page last updated:  11/20/20  at 2:44 p.m. CDT.  

Exposure and Symptomatic Testing

COVID-19 testing is currently available by appointment at University Medical Center for UA faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms or who have been exposed to the virus now through Dec. 18, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Beginning Dec. 21 and through Dec. 31, UMC exposure and symptomatic testing is available by appointment. Please see UMC’s holiday schedule on the University Medical Center website.

Call (205) 348-4696 to make an appointment.

Testing costs will be submitted to employees’ health insurance plans, with remaining balances and co-pays billed to employees.

For more information, contact the UA COVID-19 Hotline at (205) 348-CV19 (2819).

Re-entry and New Employee Testing

UA faculty and staff who are working remotely and who do not plan to return to campus before the end of the fall 2020 semester are not required to be tested for COVID-19 at this time. However, those planning to return to campus in any capacity before the end of the fall 2020 semester, and new employees, will need to be tested. There is no cost for initial re-entry testing and new employee testing.

Re-entry testing and new employee testing is available at Coleman Coliseum Monday through Friday on the following dates and times:

  • Nov. 16-20:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 23-24:  9 a.m. to  noon

Scheduling an appointment for testing.

Beginning Nov. 30, re-entry testing and new employee testing will be available at the East Campus Storm ShelterMonday through Friday at the following dates and times:

  • Nov. 30-Dec. 4: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 7-11: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scheduling an appointment for testing.

Sentinel testing

Sentinel testing involves the random sampling of all asymptomatic students, faculty and staff to understand the underlying prevalence of infection on campus so we can respond promptly to outbreaks or increases in infection rates. Our goal is to test around 3% of the campus population each week.