Twice-weekly Testing Policy Begins Aug.16 for Unvaccinated Faculty, Staff and Students

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Beginning today, August 16, 2021, Chapman University requires all non-vaccinated faculty, staff and students to receive a negative COVID-19 test twice per week to maintain access to campus facilities at both Orange and Rinker campuses.

As we begin to welcome back our campus community – including the newest Panthers – we must take additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • For those who are vaccinated, record your vaccination on the CU Safely Back website.
  • For those who are not vaccinated, individuals must get COVID-19 testing TWICE weekly
  • You must get tested on any day between Sunday-Wednesday, and again between Wednesday-Saturday, with a minimum of 48-hours between tests. Please note – campus testing centers are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. You may have testing done by an external provider over the weekend; however, test results must be submitted to Student Health on Monday morning. If this requirement is not met, you will no longer receive the Daily Symptoms Survey which results in the CLEAR message allowing access to campus facilities.
  • Testing locations and hours can be found on the CU Safely Back website.
  • For those accessing campus only once per week, you may continue with testing once per week. Before entering a Chapman building, you may either take a COVID-19 test at a Chapman COVID-19 testing site or email documentation to the Student Health Center from an outside test showing a negative result from the current week. You will then be able to access a CLEAR message by visiting

We remain focused on the health and safety of our Chapman community and will always follow the guidance of the CDC as well as local and state health agencies. Please visit the CU Safely Back website for the full details of campus COVID-19 protocols.