COVID-19 testing is no longer required for any member of the NYU community, but is available to those who have symptoms or were exposed to COVID-19, or want to take a discretionary test.

Updated: September 28

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Indicated Testing

Regardless of vaccination status, indicated testing is expected of all students, faculty, and employees who:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19; or
  • Have been in close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19

Anyone who meets the criteria above should follow the instructions for individuals who have symptoms or were exposed to COVID-19. Testing must be done within a specific time frame to produce reliable results.

Discretionary Testing

Discretionary testing is open to all students, faculty, and employees who wish to take a COVID-19 test. Optimally, it should be used by individuals who were recently in a higher transmission setting.

How to Get Tested

NYU offers two testing methods for COVID-19 testing; a saliva test kit powered by Binx, which can be self-administered at home, or a rapid PCR test, which is administered on campus using a shallow nasal swab.

Monitoring Our Testing Protocol

We will monitor test results for any uptick that necessitates a change in campus protocol or a need to further increase the level of testing.

Need Help?

For help with ongoing testing:

For questions about NYU's testing requirement and protocols: