To monitor the rate of COVID-19 infections within the NYU community, NYU is conducting ongoing testing of individuals studying or working on site so we can identify those who may have COVID-19 in order to help prevent its spread.
We will be conducting large numbers of tests each week that will allow us to test the entire community every two weeks at minimum. We will principally be using a saliva test kit, which can be self-administered at home.
Participation in the ongoing testing process is mandatory for anyone studying or working on site who wishes to maintain access to NYU buildings. Those who are not up-to-date on their testing requirements will have their NYU ID cards deactivated and will not be able to enter NYU facilities.
Updated: September 25
Step 1: Pick Up Your Kit
Depending on your role, you will need to pick up your kit at a specific location and during specific times
Step 2: Activate Your Kit
Register your account with Binx and then use that account to activate each test kit
Step 3: Collect Your Saliva Sample
Follow these instructions on how to collect your sample properly
If you’re a student living in an NYU residence hall, you will be tested each week. All other members of the NYU community (students, faculty, staff, and researchers) who are working or studying on site will be tested every two weeks.
We may adjust the frequency of certain groups’ testing as we evaluate the results of the testing program.
What if I am not on campus often?
We recognize that some non-residential students and employees may be on campus only intermittently, so picking up and dropping off tests may be an issue. Please complete this form if you are not able to get to campus at least every two weeks, and are therefore unable to pick up a COVID-19 testing kit on campus, produce a saliva specimen at home, and return your testing kit at a drop off location on-campus. You will be contacted with further instructions.
If you miss your assigned test week, your ID card will be deactivated. Please submit a test kit during your next designated week to have your card reactivated (as long as your result is negative).
You should receive your results within 24 to 48 hours of the laboratory confirming receipt of your test kit.
Test results will be automatically transmitted to the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team. You do not need to upload your results.
Aggregated community data on testing and results from the ongoing testing program—along with all other test submissions—will be updated at least weekly on the Status page.
What happens if my test is positive?
If your test results are negative, you can carry on as usual. If you receive a positive test result, you should take the following actions:
- Immediately isolate yourself from others, preferably in your own living space or bedroom. Do not come to campus: stay home or return home immediately.
- The NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team will reach out to you to discuss appropriate protocols; you must follow all instructions closely.
- Students who require medical care should make an appointment at the Student Health Center. Faculty and staff who need medical care should contact their own medical providers.
- Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 911 immediately to access Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
For questions related to your collection kit contents, setting up your account, activating your kit through the online portal, and using the kits, contact Binx customer support 7 days a week from 6 a.m.–10 p.m. ET:
- Click the chat icon at https://mybinxhealth.com/activate
- Email email@example.com
- Or call (844) 692-4691
For questions about pickup and drop-off procedures within your residence halls, please contact your Residence Hall Resource Center.
For questions about NYU's testing requirements, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about NYU's testing requirements, contact email@example.com.