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Spring 2022 Updates/COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing

Students, faculty, and staff who are not fully vaccinated or have attested to a medical or religious exemption (including those who are booster eligible) are required to complete mandatory, weekly COVID-19 testing (self-collected saliva PCR). Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine and boosted if eligible. 

COVID-19 tests are available to all current students, faculty and staff, at no cost. 

Our COVID-19 Testing Center is open at the Lab School 133. Days and times are subject to change. Test results may be available within 24 - 72 hours. 

Testing Hours during Finals Week : 

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday 
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Tuesday 
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  - Thursday

Begining Monday, May 23, 2022 the Testing Center will be open the following days and times: 

  • Tuesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Before you arrive, be advised of the following: 

  • No food or drink one hour prior to your test (no water/gum; also, no smoking or chewing).
  • Bring your Fresno State ID card.
  • Face coverings are required. 
  • Complete the one-time consent form by logging into the health portal, click on Medical Clearances then choose COVID-19
  • Testing Consent Form.
  • Watch a video on how the test is collected.

If you are symptomatic:  

  • Park in the metered spaces on Jackson Ave. between the Health Center and the Lab School.  
  • Stay in your vehicle. 
  • Call the phone number listed on the meter. 
  • Someone will come to you in your vehicle to adminster the test. 

When you arrive: 

  • Check in at Lab School room 133.
  • Log into the health portal from your cell phone and click on your electronic badge and stay logged in through test check out process.
  • Present Fresno State ID. 
  • You will receive a tube for your test.
  • Provide the saliva to be tested.
  • Show your electronic badge, it will be scanned and matched with your test to check out.

After your test:

  • You will receive an email notification within 24 - 72 hours alerting you that your results are available.
  • You can log into the health portal to view your results.
  • If your test is negative, continue testing weekly as required.
  • If your test is positive do not come to campus. Follow the campus reporting protocol by filling out the COVID-19 Reporting Form and Environmental Health and Safety will contact you.

In accordance with California Department of Public Health and Cal-OSHA guidelines, students, faculty and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to in-person activities after a minimum of five (5) days of isolation if their symptoms are not present or are resolving, and they test negative with a rapid antigen test. 

Rapid antigen testing to exit isolation is available by parkin in the metered spaces on Jackson Ave. between the Health Center and the Lab School.   You must remain in your vehicle for the test. For those who do not have a vehicle you may walk up to the tent for a test. 

Testing Hours during Finals Week : 

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Tuesday
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  - Thursday

Begining Monday, May 23, 2022 the Testing Center will be open the following days and times: 

  • Tuesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Before you arrive: 

  • You must have tested positive for COVID-19 at least five (5) days prior, and have submited a COVID-19 report. 
  • Be free of symptoms or your symptoms must be resolving. 
  • Have an email from Environmental Health and Safety regarding your positive case.
  • Have your Fresno State ID. 

When you arrive: 

  • Park in the metered spaces on Jackson Ave. between the Health Center and the Lab School.  
  • Remain in your vehicle.
  • A staff member will provide you with the rapid test and directions.

After your test: 

  • The test requires 15 minutes for processing.
  • You will be given a piece of paper with your test results.
  • If you test negative, it will include the date you are authorized to exit isolation, and return to in-person activities. The earliest you can exit isolation is day six (6).