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

Updated: November 1


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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 with 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 rapid PCR testing for students, faculty, and staff at the BioReference testing site on campus.

As of November 1, the University is no longer distributing or collecting Binx test kits. If you already have a Binx kit, you can follow these instructions to mail it back to the lab directly.


Monitoring Our Testing Protocol

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


Need Help?

For help with getting tested, your patient portal, and results:

For questions about NYU's testing protocols: