Protecting Health and Safety - COVID Testing Procedures

COVID Prevalence Testing - UVA Health & Academic Division


UVA Health team members, and Academic Division employees, who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, or who did not provide proof of vaccination status, are subject to mandatory saliva PCR testing at least once each week beginning August 2. Mandatory prevalence testing is being instituted as part of UVA’s commitment to help protect the health and safety of our UVA community members and patients. Below is information about how and where testing is being conducted. 

UVA Health - Testing Details and FAQs

Mandatory prevalence testing is being instituted as part of UVA Health’s commitment to protect the health and safety of our patients, team members and community. It is also consistent with Policy OCH-002, which grants the Medical Center Hospital Epidemiologist authority to require team members to undergo any additional screening, vaccinations or tests as may be necessary for infection control and patient safety. 

More details for UVA Health team members regarding Prevalence Testing
PDF of additional FAQ's for UVA Health team members

Academic Division - Testing Details and FAQs

Vaccination of our University community members is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and the return to regular, in-person experiences. All Academic Division employees (including faculty and staff, wage and temp workers, part-time and full-time) who are not part of UVA Health were required to update their vaccination status in Workday by close of business July 23. Employees who did not update their status, or who are not vaccinated, are subject to at least once weekly prevalence testing, in addition to following masking requirements, beginning August 2.