Rapid Antigen Self-Test Program
Updated 10:30 a.m. January 25, 2022
About the Self-Test
The University of Arizona is committed to protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In addition to the PCR and rapid antigen testing available through the On-Site and Cats TakeAway testing, the University of Arizona provides COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests for our faculty, staff, and students. These self-tests are proctored tests in which a live, certified guide who walks you through the testing process via an online platform. A simple nasal swab placed in a card requires no instrumentation.
Faculty, staff, and students may obtain the rapid COVID-19 antigen self-test from the Office of the Provost.
Who Can Use and Obtain the Self-Test
The COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests are to be used for the following activities:
Purpose: Overseas travel to conduct university business by faculty, staff, DCC, and students. Travel must be approved and paid for by the University of Arizona and must follow the university's travel policy
The CDC requires that anybody traveling internationally be tested no more than 24 hours before their travel by air to the United States (U.S.) and show a negative test result to the airline before boarding their flights. Faculty, staff, DCC, and students traveling overseas to conduct university business are encouraged to obtain the self-test prior to their departure from the Office of the Provost. This prevents scrambling abroad to find a test.
Requester: Faculty, staff, DCC, students, or travel coordinator are responsible for requesting and obtaining the self-test from the Office of the Provost using the intake form. An approved international travel authorization is required when submitting the request. Please plan ahead.
Faculty, staff, DCC, and students traveling overseas must follow the CDC guidelines for re-entry. In the event of a positive case, you should self-isolate and delay your travel until you have recovered from COVID-19. Employees must follow the COVID-19 Workplace Positive Case Protocol and students must follow the COVID-19 Positive Case Notification Protocol for Students.
Executive Search Campus Visit
Purpose: Candidate in-person visits to the University of Arizona campuses for executive-level positions such as vice president, deans, department head, and faculty (tenure, tenure-eligible, and career track).
Job candidates visiting the University of Arizona’s campuses are strongly encouraged to take the self-test provided by the University before conducting any in-person campus activities such as interviews, tours, meetings, and lectures.
Requester: The HR/Search Coordinator from the respective unit is responsible for requesting and obtaining the self-test from the Office of the Provost using the intake form. An active job number from Talent is required when submitting the request.
Graduate Program Recruitment
Purpose: Official University campus visits and activities by potential terminal degree students.
Candidates visiting the University of Arizona’s campuses should be strongly encouraged to take the self-test provided by the University before conducting any in-person campus activities such as tours, interviews, meetings, and lectures. Graduate recruits who are currently the University of Arizona's students are encouraged to utilize the existing free, convenient, and reliable tests on the main campus and at other locations in Arizona. Visit the COVID-19 testing page for details.
Requester: The Graduate Program Coordinator is responsible for requesting and obtaining the self-test from the Office of the Provost using the intake form.
How to Submit Request for the Self-Test
Submit your request using the intake form below. We’ll send you an order confirmation and pick-up updates.
How the Self-Test Process Works
1. Request and obtain the self-test from the Office of the Provost.
2. Create a digital health pass account and download the NAVICA app.
3. Pack two (2) tests per person in your carry-on bag before leaving the U.S. if you are traveling overseas.
4. Log in to the app where a live, certified guide walks you through the testing process. If you are returning to the U.S. from traveling overseas, take the test before departing. To successfully finish the test, you must have access to a mobile phone, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera, broadband internet connection, and proof of identity. You must have at least 30 minutes available to complete the virtually guided test with a live, certified guide.
5. Test results are available within 15 -20 minutes following your test session. You will receive a lab result via email and/or the app.
6. Provide the test result to the airline (if traveling), Graduate Program Recruitment Administrator/Coordinator, or HR/Search Coordinator.