Mandatory COVID-19 testing ends today; enforcement follow-up begins tomorrow

September 10, 2021, 3:00 p.m. CDT

Mandatory testing for COVID-19 ends today for all Texas A&M students, faculty and staff - regardless of vaccination status.

Only university-approved tests and testing sites on campus will be allowed. Other off campus testing sites do not meet mandatory testing requirements.

Sanctions are outlined for those who do not comply.

Free testing sites are available throughout the campus. Those not in Bryan-College Station should check your respective campus websites for similar information.

You do not have to upload or report negative tests. Only positive tests and/or notification of close contact are required to be self-reported into the COVID-19 Report Form. Exemptions and sanctions for not complying with the mandatory testing are outlined in an Aug. 22 message.

Testing Positive: Faculty and staff who test positive with COVID-19 must follow these steps; students must take these steps.

Close contact: Regardless of vaccination status, faculty and staff who have had close contact with someone who tested positive, should follow these steps, while students must adhere to these steps.

  • Close contact is defined as being within six feet for a cumulative 15 minutes over 24 hours with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Vaccinated individuals who have had close contact with a person testing positive for COVID-19 do not have to quarantine, while unvaccinated individuals must isolate.

Questions should be sent to covid-19process@tamu.edu.