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COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Resources

Vaccine Location and Hours

The University is requiring every member of our faculty, staff, and students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose prior to the start of classes for the spring 2022 semester or as soon as medically permissible (booster timeline is determined by the date of a recipient’s one-dose or second dose vaccine).  Fordham carries the Pfizer and Moderna two-dose vaccines on the both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses and has expanded the days and hours of administration in January.

This CDC website outlines specific recommendations based on the original vaccine received. This CDC website provides information to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination and notes that you can get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you recover from COVID-19 infection.

  • You'll need to sign up for a vaccine appointment with your Fordham email.
  • Please bring a form of ID to the site.
  • To cancel an appointment, mark yourself as 'No' under the RSVP. This will make your appointment slot available again.

Vaccines are not available on University Holidays and are available on campus as follows:

Rose Hill Campus:

  • O'Hare Hall, Rear, Next to the Engineering Office & opposite the Ram Van loading area
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Lincoln Center Campus:

  • McMahon Hall room 211
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 

 

 

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COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Booster Required for Start of Spring Semester

In addition to the requirement for all members of the on-campus community to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose as announced on December 14, 2021, the University will require all students, faculty, and staff to test negative for COVID-19 upon returning to campus after the winter break. The test must be a FDA EUA authorized PCR saliva or nasal swab test, not an antigen or antibody test, and it must be performed no earlier than 3 days prior to your return and no more than 5 days after.

The link to upload your negative test is available on the daily attestation page below the section where you reply “No” or “Yes”. You must upload your negative test results via VitalCheck by no later than January 23, regardless of if you are tested on or off campus, or you will not be allowed on campus. 

These websites may be helpful to find a nearby testing site off campus: 

While most health insurance companies (including UHC) will not cover tests solely for screening purposes, the first link includes NYC testing sites that provide free testing for any reason.  In addition, most health insurance will cover tests if you believe you have been exposed or are symptomatic, and some testing sites consider a person who is seeking a test to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 after being at a place where social distancing was not possible as having been exposed. Current CDC recommendations include "education staff (e.g., teachers, support staff, daycare workers)," in the list of occupations at increased risk for exposure and transmission. The NYC DOH includes students also, particularly those living in residence halls or other close living quarters.

When Should I Test?

  • We strongly encourage everyone to test prior to returning to campus so they can isolate at home if the result is positive.
  • Employees and students who live close to campus and/or will be driving back to campus are strongly encouraged to test off campus 1-3 days prior to returning.  
  • Students who will be traveling back to campus by plane, train or bus are encouraged to test when they arrive in New York, either on or off campus.
  • Employees, and students who live close to campus, are welcome to test and/or receive the booster dose on campus beginning the week of January 10. 

What if I recently tested positive for COVID-19?
If you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, please upload a copy of those recent positive test results via VitalCheck when the link is available in January, and you do not need to have a new test. If you uploaded a copy of your positive test results to fulfill the post-Thanksgiving testing requirement, you will need to upload them a second time.

Testing is available on campus beginning Monday, January 10 as follows:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 am for employees only and 10 am to 4 pm for students and employees

  • Sunday, January 16 and Monday, January 17, 9 am to 4 pm

  • Rose Hill: Testing Trailer in Parking Lot A; Lincoln Center: McMahon Hall 2nd floor

  • No appointment is necessary, and you may have to wait for an on campus test  

  • There is no charge for this re-entry screening test on campus

Medical professional holding COVID-19 test tubesRemember your Ram Pledge!

Wear a mask at all times
Always maintain social distancing
Wash your hands frequently

University Health Services provides testing for students with limited testing for employees. View the below information for testing details.

Read more information regarding post-testing.

Rose Hill

Covid-19 Testing
*If you are experiencing symptoms, Please contact University Health Services
RH: 718-817-4160

If you have been notified that you may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please do not call University Health Services; simply come for a test as follows:

  • faculty and staff will be tested by VitalCheck medical practitioners Monday through Friday in the trailer in Parking lot A between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • students will be tested Monday through Friday in the trailer in Parking lot A between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Weekly Covid 19 testing for unvaccinated students and staff who were approved for an exemption is available every Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Testing and Vaccine Center on the Lower Level of O'Hare Hall (next to the Engineering office and across from the Ram Van office).

Lincoln Center

Covid-19 Testing
*If you are experiencing symptoms, Please contact University Health Services
LC: 212-636-7160

If you have bene notified that you may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please do not call University Health Services; simply come for a test as follows:

  • faculty and staff will be tested by VitalCheck medical practitioners on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in McMahon Hall Room 211
  • students will be tested on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in McMahon Room 211

 

Weekly Covid 19 testing for unvaccinated students and staff who were approved for an exemption is available every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in McMahon Hall Room 211