Waiting in line for COVID-19 testing at the ARC? How to meet your testing requirement at Healthy Davis Together

Testing and Compliance Guidance for Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks

Thanksgiving Break Guidance for Employees and Students*

*These testing guidelines are being issued based on current public health guidance, and they may need to be revised if there is a shift in state or local public health requirements.

Week of November 22

Campus will be open throughout this week, therefore, an "Approved" Daily Symptom Survey result will still be required for any employee or student accessing campus facilities.

The ARC testing kiosk will close early at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24. The ARC testing kiosk and campus vaccine clinic will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25.

Week of November 29

Testing Requirements

  • Unvaccinated employees and students with approved exceptions are required to be compliant with the four-day testing requirement by Friday, Dec. 3. This means that they are required to get tested at least once between Monday, Nov. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 2.
  • Fully vaccinated employees and students who visit campus at least once per week are required to be compliant with the 14-day testing requirement by Monday, Dec. 13. This means that they are required to get tested at least once between Monday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Dec. 12. Per current guidance, fully vaccinated students or employees who visit campus less often than once per week (because of a flexible work agreement or remote class schedule) will need to get tested prior to accessing university facilities.

We anticipate a high demand for testing appointments during the week of Nov. 29; therefore, we recommend that you plan ahead and make your appointment(s) as far in advance as possible.

Testing Compliance Process

From Monday, Nov. 29, through Thursday, Dec. 2: You will still be required to complete the Daily Symptom Survey; however, campus will temporarily suspend the compliance monitoring process for testing. During this four-day period only, employees and students will be permitted to enter campus facilities with a yellow “Overdue” result from the Daily Symptom Survey. If an individual receives a red "Not Approved" Daily Symptom Survey result during this time, they are still required to remain off-campus.


Winter Break Guidance for Employees and Students* 

*These testing guidelines are being issued based on current public health guidance, and they may need to be revised if there is a shift in state or local public health requirements. 

Weeks of December 20 and 27

Campus will be open throughout these weeks, therefore, an "Approved" Daily Symptom Survey result will still be required for any employee or student accessing campus facilities. 

The ARC testing kiosk will open and close early on Thursday, Dec. 23, with testing from 6 a.m. to noon. The testing kiosk will be closed on Dec. 24, 25 and 26. Normal hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 27.

The ARC testing kiosk will also open and close early on Thursday, Dec. 30, with testing from 6 a.m. to noon. The kiosk will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Normal hours will resume on Sunday, Jan. 2.

Week of January 3

Testing Requirements

We anticipate high demand for testing appointments during the week of Jan. 3, therefore, we recommend that you plan ahead and make your appointment(s) as far in advance as possible. 

The ARC testing kiosk will be open for regular testing hours beginning on Sunday, Jan. 2.

  • Unvaccinated employees and students with approved exceptions are required to be compliant with the four-day testing requirement by Friday, Jan. 7. This means that they are required to get tested at least once between Monday, Jan. 3 and Thursday, Jan. 6. 
  • Fully vaccinated employees and students who visit campus at least once per week are required to be compliant with the 14-day testing requirement by Friday, Jan. 14. This means that they are required to get tested at least once between Monday, Jan. 3 and Sunday, Jan. 16. Per the new campus testing guidance, after Jan. 17, 2022, fully vaccinated students or employees will no longer be required to get tested every 14 days. However, they are still encouraged to test regularly to help continue to identify asymptomatic cases within the community. 

Testing Compliance Process

From Monday, Jan. 3 through Thursday, Jan. 6, you will still be required to complete the Daily Symptom Survey, however, campus will temporarily suspend the compliance monitoring process for testing. During this four-day period only, employees and students will be permitted to enter campus facilities with a yellow “Overdue” result from the Daily Symptom Survey. If an individual receives a red "Not Approved" Daily Symptom Survey result during this time, they are still required to remain off-campus.