Testing & Tracing

Symptom monitoring and regular testing for on-campus students, faculty and staff will play a key role in ensuring a safe environment for members of the GW community who live and work on campus. 

Members of the community who will be on campus should refer to the following testing and symptom monitoring information.

 The COVID-19 testing centers at both Foggy Bottom and the Virginia Science and Technology campuses are operating under limited hours for several weeks, starting the week of Nov. 22.



Flu Vaccination Requirement

Self-Collected Tests to Begin in 2021

In January, we will begin self-collected PCR tests for asymptomatic testing at the Foggy Bottom Campus, which means testers will swab their own noses at the test site. The move to self-collected testing from provider-collected testing reduces the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) required by providers and also reduces possible exposure between workers and test takers. 

You will continue to make asymptomatic appointments for Foggy Bottom through the medical portal. Upon your arrival at the Marvin Center test site, you will receive a kit and instructions. Additional information is available through a step-by-step guide and video. You may request a provider-collected test if you are unable to perform a self-collection. 

Provider-collected tests will continue to be administered at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus test center and for symptomatic testing at Shenkman Hall.