Last Modified: Thursday, October 27, 2022 8:39 am
Any member of the University community who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can get a test on campus. University ID is required.
Please Note: Testing will be performed regardless of your insurance status.
- For individuals who possess health insurance, the health insurance policy will be billed for the cost of test processing. If insurance does not cover the cost, federal pandemic relief funding obtained by the University or its agent(s) will cover the cost of test processing.
- For individuals who do not have health insurance, federal pandemic relief funding obtained by the University or its agent(s) will cover the cost of test processing.
First Time Getting Tested On Campus?
No appointment necessary. Bring your Montclair State ID and your cell phone. Before you go for on-campus testing for the first time, there is a one time sign-up requirement. If you do not sign-up ahead of time, be sure to bring your insurance card and driver’s license with you so you create your account via your cell phone. Sign Up Now!
Testing Times & Location
Individuals can obtain testing on a walk-in basis on the following days/times:
Hours of Operation
- Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 2-6 p.m.
- Location: Webster Hall, 1st Floor (See Campus Map)
Please Note: The last test is 15 minutes before closing.
If you are tested on campus your results will be automatically reported appropriately. Additionally, students who are a part of the regular testing program must receive a PCR test.
Please Note: Students and employees who have a University approved COVID-19 vaccination exemption must be tested on campus as policy required. (Please view information below titled “Required Testing for Students/Employees with Approved COVID-19 Exemptions”).
Testing is available to everyone in New Jersey. Anyone who wants a COVID-19 diagnostic test, can now get one at any of the 250+ testing sites across New Jersey. The New Jersey testing sites have various operating hours and requirements. Most require an appointment in advance. Some require proof of residency in New Jersey or a specific county or municipality. Please verify hours and requirements with a test site before visiting.
To ensure the health and safety of the campus community, regular COVID-19 surveillance is required in order to identify individuals who are asymptomatic (infected but not exhibiting symptoms), so isolation and contact tracing protocols can be initiated.
Individuals with an approved COVID-19 vaccination exemption from the University Health Center or who have not completed the full series of COVID-19 vaccination must undergo weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing on campus.
Required Weekly COVID-19 PCR Testing
Who is required to be tested:
- Individuals with an approved exemption (you are not vaccinated) are required to be tested for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters.
- Individuals who are partially vaccinated are tested weekly throughout the month of September (or longer if your second vaccine is delayed).
On-Campus Testing Is Required
Your weekly required COVID-19 test must be completed on campus, using the University’s daily testing site in Webster Hall. Tests taken at off-campus locations will not be accepted in fulfillment of the University’s testing requirement. Remember, students and employees must receive a PCR test.
Sign Up For Testing
- Before you go for on-campus testing, for the first time, there is a one time sign-up requirement. Sign Up Now!
- If you do not sign-up ahead of time, be sure to bring your insurance card and driver’s license with you and you may experience delays.
- Off-campus testing is not accepted to fulfill the testing requirement.
If you are ill, please complete Hawk Check and follow the instructions provided. Routine testing requirements are adjusted by the COVID response team, when necessary due to illness or vaccination status.
What you need to know about your testing responsibilities:
- Exempted/ not fully vaccinated students University employees are required to participate in a mandatory COVID-19 on-campus surveillance testing program.
- There are no testing exemptions.
- No appointment is necessary. Daily testing limits are in place; do not delay.
- Results are delivered to the University usually within 36 hours.
- Testing results are private.
- If you test positive, the University Health Center will be notified and you will be placed in isolation for 10 days. You cannot attend classes or activities.
- Meal plans will be delivered to the door of resident students in isolation.
- This testing is provided to you at no cost. If you have health insurance, your insurance will be billed. If insurance is denied or if you don’t have insurance, the University or its agent(s) will cover the cost of the test.
- The test is a nasal PCR test.
- Testing location: Webster Hall (See Campus Map)
- Please bring your Montclair State University ID with you.
- Failure to test weekly will lead to disciplinary action up to and including the following: prohibited from attending classes and activities while out of compliance, potential loss of University housing, fines and/or referral to the Office of Student Conduct for disciplinary sanctions.
- No refunds will be issued for losses incurred due to non-compliance with this policy.
- The University may change this testing plan at any time in response to local health issues and/or recommendations from the local health department.
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On-campus Test Results
If you are tested on campus your results will be automatically reported appropriately.
Off-campus Test Results
Please Note: Students and employees who have a University approved COVID-19 vaccination exemption must be tested on campus as policy required. (Please view information above titled “Required Testing for Students/Employees with Approved COVID-19 Exemptions”).
Students and employees who are full vaccinated and test off campus can upload their test results:
View information from the CDC about steps to take while waiting for COVID-19 test results.
When a student reports symptoms compatible with COVID-19 or answers affirmatively to any question on Hawk Check, the application will provide instructions. Follow the instructions provided.
Procedures for management of a student with confirmed or suspected COVID-19
The student must report via Hawk Check if you test positive or are placed in isolation. The student will remain in isolation according to the established guidelines and until medically cleared to return to campus activity.
- The University Health Center will:
- Assure that the student is placed in an appropriate isolation area (residential room or at home).
- Be available to provide residential students with follow-up assessment by phone during regular business hours daily, or more frequently based on individual needs.
- Continuity of Education
- Students will be advised to contact their professors to advise them that they are ill.
- Students should work with their specific College or School Advising Center to establish an appropriate remote learning plan. Find the advising centers for each academic unit, Athletics and the EOF.
- Transportation of Ill Students
- In the event a residential student experiences increased severity of signs or symptoms indicating the need for escalation of care, the student will be transported by MSU EMS or other mutual aid provider to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson or Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair.
- MSU EMS personnel will receive appropriate PPE and training.
- Students without means of transportation to routine COVID-19 related appointments should contact the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance.
When an employee reports symptoms compatible with COVID-19 or answers affirmatively to any question on the online screening application, the application will provide these instructions:
Return to or remain at home (or your residence hall room for those who live in the residence halls) self-isolate, inform your supervisor, contact your primary health care provider, and notify the Occupational Health Department.
If an employee becomes sick while at work on campus, they must:
- notify their supervisor; and
- complete a COVID-19 symptom checker (electronic or paper); and
- contact the Occupational Health Department and if they answer yes to any of the screening questions, then
- must return home immediately, staying isolated as best as possible from other people while on campus and in transit, isolate at home, and contact their primary care provider or go to the Emergency Room.
Any employee who will be absent due to COVID-19 should contact Employee Benefits at email@example.com to discuss their options for sick leave.
When an employee reports symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test, the Occupational Health Department will:
- Assign a registered nurse or physician to conduct an initial assessment, either remotely or in person, or refer the employee for hospital evaluation if symptoms are severe.
- Develop a plan of care based on the initial evaluation:
- If the employee will receive care from an external primary care provider, they will be instructed to self-isolate and follow-up as instructed by the primary care provider.
- If the employee will receive care from the Occupational Health Department, an appointment will be scheduled with a physician.
- Provide COVID-19 patient education.
Procedures for management of an employee with confirmed or suspected COVID-19
The Occupational Health Department will be notified of any employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has been placed in isolation because of symptoms of, or contact with a person with symptoms or a diagnosis of, COVID-19. Notification to the Occupational Health Department will come from the online screening application, from Human Resources, from the individual’s supervisor, or from the individual directly.
Occupational Health will:
- Activate the Contact Tracing protocol.
- Advise the employee to remain in isolation according to the established guidelines and to remain off campus until medically cleared to return to campus activity. If an employee resides on campus, the employee will be relocated to housing designated for isolation if necessary.
- If the employee is on campus at the time of the report, advise the employee to return home immediately, and, if waiting for a pick up, to do so in a room isolated from others , and to wear a face covering.
- If emergency attention is needed, call University Police, 973-655-5222.