COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine

Important Information

FSU students may call (850) 644-4567 or walk-in to University Health Services schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

Faculty, staff, and community members may also visit vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

Testing FAQs

What if I test positive?

Positive cases of COVID-19 should isolate for at least 5 days and will be released from isolation based on the CDC referenced criteria below in conjunction with local public health authorities. (Rarely, some individuals may only be released after consultation with their doctor).

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus from those who are not infected. People in isolation should remain home, and then within their home, separate themselves from other members of their household by staying in a designated room or area to minimize the risk of exposing others in the home.

Students who are COVID positive are encouraged to isolate, following CDC guidelines and not enter the campus dining locations. If you currently have a dining plan on campus, you may contact Seminole Dining at seminoledining@fsu.edu or (850) 644-3663 to discuss options while you are in isolation. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html

I was contacted by the SAFER Team. Who are they and what do they do?

Secure Assessment for FSU Exposure Response (SAFER)

The SAFER Team works with students, faculty, and staff who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 to provide contact assessment and support.

The SAFER team is made up of public health experts such as epidemiologists and contact reviewers. If you are exposed while on campus or if you test positive for COVID-19, expect a call from the SAFER team. All information will remain fully confidential. Please be ready for their call and pick up the phone. The health of the FSU community relies on each of us doing our part.

Working closely with University Health Services and the Leon County Health Department, the SAFER team will help you know when you are approved to return to campus activities.

Contact info for SAFER: (850) 644-5555 and COVID-19@fsu.edu.

Read more here.

What if I am experiencing symptoms?

Do not wait for testing if you have come in contact with or cared for a person diagnosed with COVID-19, or if you have experienced any COVID-19 related symptoms. Please seek the immediate attention of a primary care provider for evaluation, testing, and possible medical treatment.

Where can I find information regarding COVID-19 testing requirements for international travel?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

https://need2know.tripsource.com/

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

What if I come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

If vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine.

Close contacts (came within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes) should follow the guidance below if not vaccinated:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus but not experiencing symptoms.

How much does testing cost?

Effective May 1, 2022, students will need to provide a method of payment or insurance information when getting this testing through University Health Services.

When is testing?

Monday-Friday. 

Where can I get at-home tests?

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Visit https://www.covid.gov/tests for more information. 

Where can I find information regarding COVID-19 testing requirements for international travel?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

https://need2know.tripsource.com/

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Is testing mandatory?

Students:

At this time, you do not have to submit your results to anyone.

What happens after testing?

Students:

You can check your portal for results 24-72 hours after testing. If you test positive, you will receive a call from a medical staff member with additional follow up information.

Do I need to submit my test results to anyone?

Students:

At this time, you do not have to submit your results to anyone.

What type of tests are used?

FSU is conducting PCR (polymerase chain reaction) viral tests with a nasal swab that tells you if you have the infection as well as rapid antigen testing. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html).

/sites/g/files/upcbnu1651/files/docs/covid-19-patient-facts_Labcorp.pdf

/sites/g/files/upcbnu1651/files/docs/EUA-Hologic-aptima-patient.pdf

https://uhs.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu1651/files/docs/COVID/EUA-BD-Veritor-patient.pdf 

 

Vaccine FAQs

Where can students receive their COVID vaccine?

FSU Main Campus: University Health Services at Mary B. Coburn Health & Wellness Center

Where can faculty, staff and family members receive the COVID vaccine?

https://www.vaccines.gov/


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