Students and employees who are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after your final dose of vaccine and boosted within 30 days once eligible), as well as those who have an approved vaccine exemption, are required to test at least once a week if they come to campus or participate in any university-sponsored activity (on campus or off). Students and employees must test at the Clarke Field House or CSUSM at Temecula campus locations to be in compliance. Both of those testing facilities offer free tests to all CSUSM students, faculty and staff.
An appointment is not required - walk-ups are welcome. If you would like to reserve a specific time, please follow the steps below.
CSUSM students or employees without symptoms can use the testing site in Clarke Field House on the main campus, or in Room 107 at Temecula.
For symptomatic testing: If you have any symptoms of illness, or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19 infection, please use the outdoor testing facility at Clarke Field House. Make appointments on the CSUSM app under "Clarke Field House - Symptomatic" and follow the orange signage to the outdoor testing site located on the north side of Clarke Field House.
On-campus testing is for CSUSM students, staff and faculty only. For other members of the community, San Diego County continues to offer testing throughout the county. Find sites and appointments for county-sponsored testing.
|Clarke Field House|
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
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|Clarke Field House|
|Monday||11 a.m.-7 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m.-3 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m.-3 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m.-3 p.m.|
Regular testing has shown to be one of the best ways we can help stem a surge of coronavirus among asymptomatic individuals and keep our campus healthy and open. “Surveillance testing” (a public health term used by the CDC and healthcare agencies) – as opposed to diagnostic testing – is another means to identify and more quickly contain any potential outbreak once a positive contact is identified.
If there is a positive contact, strict health/safety protocols are already in place to mitigate the potential risk of spread to others, and the university has a robust process in place to support those students and rapidly advise those who may have shared the same space.
Students and employees who have been approved for a vaccine exemption must test once during each week (each Monday through Sunday period during the semester). Additionally, any student or employee who is not yet fully vaccinated and/or exempt must test once during each week until two weeks after their final vaccine dose is administered.
Students and employees should receive their test at the Clarke Field House or CSUSM at Temecula locations.
No, they can test any day of a week when they are on campus.
Use the CSUSM mobile app any time you need to schedule your testing appointment. Simply tap the link that says COVID TESTING and complete the quick process of selecting a location, time and confirmation of your personal information.
Bring your smartphone and download the CSUSM mobile app to access your digital student ID. At the testing site, there will be a mechanism for you to report that you have been tested as required. You will also be required to scan a QR code posted inside any indoor space that you visit on campus, such as classrooms, research laboratories and the computer lab.
What if I do not own a smartphone?
If you don’t own a smartphone, IITS can provide you with an older generation iPad to be used for this process. Please visit our Technology Equipment Request page for more information.
Students and employees who are required to test weekly are encouraged to do so at the Clarke Field House or CSUSM at Temecula locations.
Student enrollment, vaccination status, and testing records will be tracked and monitored by the COVID Case Management Team, in compliance with confidentiality and other requirements. If students do not comply with the testing requirements, they will be subject to student conduct, which will be handled by Student Affairs and other supporting offices.
PCR tests will be administered, which are very similar to the tests used at the San Diego County test site on campus. The test will be self-administered and entail a mid-nasal swab in both nostrils. This is not painful, and will be done by you, under the guidance of medical personnel that we have hired to assist with this testing program.
Test results will be delivered directly to you via a text message within 24 hours or less in most cases, although there may be a delay for those testing after 5 p.m.
Should you test positive, you will need to immediately isolate in your residence for a minimum of 10 days from the date of the positive test, as per county public health requirements.
CSUSM will also receive notice of a positive result so that staff can follow up and offer services and support. In compliance with state and county regulations, any positive test results will also be reported to San Diego County Health and Human Services Department.
When testing on campus, the Health Quest Testing Lab will email and text your results to you.
Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccination status, should not test for 90 days from their positive test. Use the exemption form to submit the required documentation for exemption. You will need to provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test showing your name, date of test, and a positive result.
Testing for students and employees is at the Clarke Field House (testing for students and employees is also available at the CSUSM at Temecula campus). Parking for the Clarke Field House is available in Lot L. Additional parking is available in Parking Structure 1.
Community members can be tested at the county-operated site in Lot B.
Please note that Craven Circle is not intended for parking; it is pick-up/drop-off only.
To reach Clarke Field House from Parking Structure 1, navigate along Campus View Drive to the ramps to the facility.
There is 30-minute guest parking in the Clarke Field House parking lot as well as disabled parking.
Students living in residential housing who are not fully vaccinated or exempt are required to test once a week. Students who are required to test weekly must do so at the Clarke Field House or CSUSM at Temecula locations.
The medical provider that we have hired to administer these tests is required to report all positive results to the county. As per the declared public health emergency, the county will conduct contact tracing efforts to help contain and reduce the spread of the virus, and this typically includes contacting employers and places the person attends school. The county is otherwise responsible for keeping your information confidential, and individual results will not be shared unless needed for public health measures. Such information received by CSUSM from the county is kept confidential by CSUSM, and individual results will not be shared unless permitted by law or needed for public health or campus safety measures.
What will CSUSM do with my results?
Test results will be disclosed only as allowed or required under public health and other legal requirements. CSUSM will receive notice should you test positive so that we can follow up and offer you the services and support in place for members of our campus community. Access to positive results will also help with campus exposure investigations to further mitigate potential exposures. In compliance with state and county regulations, any positive test results will automatically be reported to San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
No. Testing results only indicate whether you had the virus at the moment you took the test. This helps identify asymptomatic cases within the community and decreases the spread of the virus. Testing does not keep us negative in the future nor does it mean we can lower our guard or relax any COVID-19 precautions.
While the COVID vaccine decreases your risk of contracting COVID-19, it does not guarantee full immunity. It is recommended that you continue to observe safe and healthy practices day-to-day.