Schedule a Test
Campus community members who are coming to campus for any period of time will need to be tested. Those who will be working from home or who are attending class remotely do not need to be tested.
Faculty, staff, and students who plan to work and live on campus at least two days per week through Feb. 15 should schedule COVID-19 testing twice a week, with at least two to three days between tests. This is recommended for individuals who have high contact with others on campus. If your on-campus schedule has been postponed due to President Leebron’s Spring Semester updates, please plan to test three to five days prior to returning to campus.
How to schedule a test:
With this link the Rice community will now be able to:
- Schedule a COVID testing appointment
- Cancel a scheduled testing appointment
- Reschedule a COVID testing appointment
- Send yourself a copy of your appointment confirmation at any time
For help with using the scheduling system, the following tools are available to you:
- COVID Test Scheduling Guide
- Rice Community Information Center at (713)348-4224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Testing after a positive test:
- For persons who remain asymptomatic following recovery from COVID-19, retesting (e.g., as part of a contact tracing investigation) is not necessary during the first three months after the date of symptom onset.
- Prolonged viral shedding has been demonstrated without direct evidence for a virus capable of replicating or causing infection. Consequently, in most cases, evidence supports a symptom-based strategy to determine when to discontinue home isolation or precautions.
- For persons who are severely immunocompromised, a test-based strategy could be considered in consultation with infectious disease experts. For all others, a test-based strategy is no longer recommended except to discontinue isolation or precautions earlier than would occur under the symptom-based strategy.
Rice Testing partners:
- Baylor Genetics: Molecular PCR Testing
- Houston Methodist Hospital: Molecular PCR tests
Who to contact if assistance is needed:
Email email@example.com for assistance with any testing related questions, issues, or concerns.