Testing

All members of the Notre Dame community who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea are encouraged to wear a KN95 mask and promptly obtain an at-home or off-campus COVID-19 test.

On-Campus Testing

Students experiencing COVID symptoms who are unable to obtain an at-home test should call University Health Services (UHS) at 574-631-7497.

Faculty and staff experiencing COVID symptoms who are unable to obtain an at-home test can call the Wellness Center at 574-631-0050.

At-Home Test Kits

At-home testing kits are readily available through local pharmacies, healthcare providers, health departments and the U.S. government.

  • Students: Take a photo of your at-home test results that includes your full name and date of test alongside your NDID card, with the name and date clearly visible. Then, in your UHS Patient Portal, choose the appropriate negative or positive label for your image and upload it. All positive at-home test results must be uploaded within four hours from the time taken or it will be considered invalid. A secure message will then be sent based on the results: 
    • All students who test positive, whether living on or off-campus, are required to wear face coverings and encouraged to wear a KN95 mask when leaving their room/residence for any reason until day 5. All individuals who test positive for COVID will be required to mask for five additional days following their isolation period. Positive test results will be used as documentation of illness for faculty and will be documented in OnBase.
    • Positive uploads may be randomly selected for a mandatory confirmatory test at UHS.
    • A COVID infection implies clinical immunity for a 90-day period. Thus, all other positive COVID at-home test results uploaded prior to 90 days from Day 0 will not be considered valid. Situations will be considered on a case by case basis, and a PCR test may be used to verify test results under these circumstances.
    • All students who test negative should continue to monitor their symptoms and, if symptoms continue for another 24 hours or worsen, these students should test again and contact UHS at 574-631-7497.
  • Faculty and Staff: Take a photo of your test result and email it to the Notre Dame Wellness Center at ndocchealth@premisehealth.com.

Off-Campus Testing

COVID-19 testing is available throughout the local community.

Students, faculty, and staff who use an off-campus provider for a COVID test should share their test results with on-campus healthcare providers.

  • Students: Take a photo of your test results that includes your full name and date of test alongside your NDID card, with the name and date clearly visible. Then, in your UHS Patient Portal, choose the appropriate negative or positive label for your image and upload it. A secure message will then be sent based on the results: 
    • All students who test positive, whether living on or off-campus, are required to wear face coverings and encouraged to wear a KN95 mask when leaving their room/residence for any reason until day 5. All individuals who test positive for COVID will be required to mask for five additional days following their isolation period. Positive test results will be used as documentation of illness for faculty and will be documented in OnBase.
    • All students who test negative should continue to monitor their symptoms and, if symptoms continue for another 24 hours or worsen, these students should test again and contact UHS at 574-631-7497.
  • Faculty and Staff: Take a photo of your test result and email it to the Notre Dame Wellness Center at ndocchealth@premisehealth.com.

Surveillance Testing

Surveillance testing is currently suspended. Students, faculty, and staff who received an exemption from the vaccination and booster requirements, or faculty and staff who have not yet provided proof of vaccination, are no longer required to report for weekly surveillance testing.