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.

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Updated: September 25

Complete All 4 Steps

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 1
Step 2: Activate Your Kit

Register your account with Binx and then use that account to activate each test kit

Step 2
Step 3: Collect Your Saliva Sample

Follow these instructions on how to collect your sample properly

Step 3
Step 4: Return Your Kit

It is important that you return your sealed kit the same day that you collect your sample

Step 4

Frequency of Testing

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.

Test Results

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.

Need Help?

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:


For questions about pickup and drop-off procedures within your residence halls, please contact your Residence Hall Resource Center.

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For questions about NYU's testing requirements, contact