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COVID Testing

COVID-19 Testing

Stanford has put in place a COVID-19 screening and surveillance testing program to provide regular testing for asymptomatic individuals living, working, or studying on campus. Please note that the process for students is separate from the process for faculty, staff and postdocs.

Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate students who live on campus (regardless of enrollment status) or who are coming to campus regularly must register and test twice weekly with Verily Life Sciences. To meet the twice weekly requirement, students must schedule one test for Monday-Wednesday and one test for Thursday-Saturday. Ideally, tests should be taken three days apart.

Students who live off campus and come to campus infrequently (once or twice a quarter) must register and test on the day of their campus visit(s) with Verily Life Sciences. Students who live off campus and do not come to campus at all during a quarter are not required to register and test.

As of March 19, 2021, Verily testing appointments are offered at Tressider between 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Saturday.

Students with a high fever or other severe symptoms should instead contact Vaden Health Services or another healthcare provider for evaluation and testing.

Please visit Student Affairs COVID testing page for more information.

Graduate Students and Postdocs

Beginning May 2, 2021, graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars who live on campus (regardless of enrollment status) or who are coming to campus regularly must register and test once weekly with Color Genomics. As of April 28, 2021, pick-up and drop-off locations and hours are available here.

Students who live off campus and come to campus infrequently (less than twice a week) must register and test on the day of their campus visit(s) with Color Genomics. Students who live off campus and do not come to campus at all during a quarter are not required to register and test. Please submit the Request To Opt Out so you do not receive testing compliance notifications.

Please visit Student Affairs Graduate Student COVID testing page for more information.

Faculty and Staff

Beginning May 2, 2021, participation in Stanford's surveillance testing program is voluntary for all Stanford faculty and staff that are authorized to work on-site at a Stanford locations in Santa Clara or San Mateo counties (which includes the main Stanford campus and Stanford Redwood City). However, Stanford recommends continued testing until you are fully vaccinated, following travel, and/or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19. Testing will still be available through Color Genomics

This surveillance testing program is intended for individuals who are NOT experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms, information about seeking care is available here. Please also report your symptoms in Health Check.

For additional information please visit the Health Alerts page on COVID-19 surveillance testing