All members of the SAU community are required to participate in the SAU COVID-19 Testing Program as follows: 

  • Anyone in the SAU community who is unvaccinated is required to be tested twice per week.  COVID-19 testing will be offered on-campus three times a week. 
  • Due to the high rate of transmission of the new COVID-19 variants, vaccinated members of the SAU community must be tested once every two weeks for monitoring purposes.  Research shows that vaccinated individuals can still transmit COVID-19 to others.   

Testing will be offered on-campus three times a week. If a COVID-19 test is taken off campus, test results must be uploaded on the SAU Vaccination Information Portal. Test results from either Rapid or PCR tests are acceptable. 

Audits of attestations will occur on a regular basis. Students, faculty and staff who are non-compliant with SAU’s COVID-19 Testing Program requirements or are found to have falsified documents may be subject to disciplinary action. 

All members of the campus community are expected to comply with this testing requirement. SAU reserves the right, at the University’s discretion, to take additional action including suspension or dismissal to maintain the health and safety of our campus community. We will also provide regular vaccination events on campus and through our community partners.  

  • Fall 2022 testing dates on campus TBA   

Testing Frequency

The following table shows the testing frequency based on vaccination status: 


Vaccination Category Return to Campus Testing Testing Frequency
Approved Exemption N/A You are required to be tested twice a month.
Fully vaccinated and/or have booster N/A You are required to be tested once a month.

Where do I go for testing?

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available in the Emery Gymnasium on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Other locations

Wake County Public Health →

No-Cost COVID-19 Testing