Testing Requirements for On-Campus Community Members
In general, if you are on campus two or more times per week, you should be tested twice each week. If you are on campus once per week or are a student residing off-campus in the Georgetown, Burleith, or Foxhall neighborhoods (“Neighborhoods”), you should be tested once each week.
Two Days Per Week
- On-campus residents
- Approved non-residents (faculty, staff, and students) present on campus two or more non-consecutive days per week
- Contractors present on campus two or more non-consecutive days per week (they should be tested the weeks they are on campus)
One Day Per Week
- Approved non-residents (faculty, staff, and students) present on campus one day per week or less, or only on campus for two consecutive days per week (e.g., those who only come to campus on Mondays and Tuesdays should get tested once per week)1
- Students residing off-campus in the Georgetown, Burleith, or Foxhall neighborhoods
- Students residing in the DC area outside of the Georgetown, Burleith, or Foxhall neighborhoods
- Individuals in isolation/quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test
- Individuals with prior COVID-19 infection within the past three months2
- Faculty and staff not coming to campus
1Approved non-residents (faculty, staff, and students) should get tested only during weeks when they are on campus. In other words, you should not come to campus solely for the purpose of getting tested when you have no other reason to be on campus that week.
2If you have previously had a positive COVID-19 test, you should not get tested for 90 days following that positive test per CDC guidelines. Please email verification of a positive PCR test or a doctor’s letter confirming you had the disease to firstname.lastname@example.org. Results of antibody or antigen tests do not qualify for an exemption from the testing protocol at this time.Back to Top
How to Get Tested on Campus
Tests are available on the Main Campus with additional limited testing on the Law Center campus.
- Main Campus: McDonough Gym
Monday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Law Center: Eric E. Hotung International Law Building
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
You should self-schedule your appointments at a Georgetown testing site through the One Medical app or website. New slots are added daily, so please continue to check the app for appointment availability. You will get your test results via a secure message in your One Medical account.
If you have not done so already, you must sign the consent form, which authorizes One Medical to release your COVID-19 test results and your daily risk badge status reported through the mobile application to Georgetown. Failure to consent will generate a red daily badge and restrict your access to campus buildings. Georgetown will continue to comply with all applicable privacy, confidentiality, and public health laws related to collection and maintenance of testing and other health-related records. Georgetown’s public health team cannot keep our community safe without having access to this information.
Tests for Students Living in the Neighborhoods
Students living in the Georgetown, Burleith, or Foxhall neighborhoods should choose between:
- A free test on campus, by appointment, at the McDonough Gym.
- Ordering a weekly at-home test kit (which you can return to a FedEx box or by scheduling a FedEx pickup at no cost to you). You can also drop-off the FedEx box at the Guard House next to Healy Gates at 37th and O streets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Your swab should be picked up or dropped off on the same day you collect it. One Medical will ensure that you receive one kit weekly until Thanksgiving.
Visitors to campus, including faculty and staff who are not approved to work on campus, are NOT required to be tested and should follow the Georgetown University Visitor Agreement if you need to come to campus.
If you have any questions or concerns about the testing process or the One Medical app, please contact One Medical at 1-888-ONEMED1 (1-888-663-6331) or email@example.com.Back to Top
Testing in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Free COVID-19 testing is available for residents of Washington, DC. Maryland and Virginia also have testing sites available for residents. Members of the Georgetown community who are not required to participate in the University’s testing protocol are encouraged to access testing through state and local testing sites or their primary care providers. Along with routine primary care, the Student Health Center is providing COVID-19 testing to symptomatic students and providing care to students with COVID-19 concerns and symptoms.
On-campus community members required to participate in Georgetown’s testing protocol may choose to schedule a test with a third-party healthcare provider, as long as it is consistent with the above testing schedule and occurs within the time-frame specified in the Health and Safety Measures under “Viral Testing.” Payment for third-party testing is your responsibility, and you must report your test results to Georgetown in a timely manner.
To submit your test results into the One Medical app, visit “Messages,” click to draft a new message, select “Admin Team” as the recipient, and send an image of your test results. Alternatively, you or your provider may send your test results directly to Georgetown’s chief public health officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you report third-party testing using this method, you should also attest in the One Medical app that you have completed testing.Back to Top
Quarantine and Isolation
Please refer to the Quarantine and Isolation page for guidance and resources for community members who are required to self-quarantine or isolate.Back to Top
Health and Safety FAQ
Please refer to the Fall 2020 Health and Safety FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about testing, One Medical, contact tracing and other health and safety measures and policies.Back to Top