Mandatory Virus Testing

Testing requirements have changed for some unvaccinated members of our campus community.

Resident students

Resident students who are unvaccinated must continue to test weekly.

Faculty, staff and commuter students 

Weekly testing is required for faculty, staff and commuter students who are unvaccinated only when the CDC COVID-19 Community Level for McKean County is high. At all other times, weekly testing is strongly encouraged, especially when the community level is medium, but it is not required.

Step-by-step instructions to get your tests:

  1. Create an account with ColorHealth using your Pitt email.
  2. Pick up your test between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at the kiosk outside Health Services on the second floor of the Frame-Westerberg Commons OR at the Commons information desk.
  3. When you pick up your test, log into your account, scan the bar code on the kit and take the test.
  4. Drop off your completed test from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays in one of those locations in the Commons. 

Possible outcomes

If your test is positive

  • You will need to isolate at home for five full days from the first day of symptoms or the date of the positive test result.
  • If you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving, you may leave isolation after five days but must continue to wear a face covering in all settings for an additional five days.
  • If your symptoms are not resolving, wait until you are fever-free for 24 hours and other symptoms are improving before ending isolation.
  • Follow up with Health Services or MyHealth@Work.

If your test result is inconclusive

You will need to reorder a test kit ASAP and submit another sample.

If you don’t submit your weekly test

You will receive a series of reminders. However, any unvaccinated person who fails to comply with mandatory weekly testing will be referred to Student Conduct or Human Resources.

Read more about quarantine and isolation.

At any time, you may upload your vaccination card to be removed from the mandatory testing list.