COVID-19 Updates and Guidance > Resources > COVID-19 Testing
Updated Sept. 13, 2021
Please note: DePaul’s on-campus testing is limited to current DePaul faculty, staff, and students.
DePaul will conduct saliva-based COVID-19 testing following this schedule:
Lincoln Park Campus:
Who should utilize on-campus testing
Those with exemptions: Unvaccinated faculty, staff and students with medical/religious exemptions are required to be tested on a regular basis. These individuals will receive communication via email on the required frequency.
If you have possible
COVID-19 symptoms with no exposure: Regardless of vaccination status, get tested as soon as possible. Stay home (except to get tested) while you have symptoms and do NOT attend in-person class. Report positive test results
at this reporting website or call (773) 207-4340. A representative is available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you were exposed to COVID-19 and have no symptoms:
Who should not seek on-campus testing
Making an appointment
On-campus testing is by appointment only. You will not be charged for testing and do not need to provide proof of insurance.
We are partnering with SHIELD IL to provide this testing and need you to complete the following steps to confirm your COVID-19 test:
Always keep in mind that testing is only one part of preventing the spread of COVID-19. For more information on the test, please visit the
SHIELD IL website.
Please visit the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)
website for testing location information. Testing locations and hours of operation may change, particularly for mobile testing sites, so please check the CDPH website prior to visiting a location for the most up-to-date information.
Please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health
website for COVID-19 testing locations.
For students, faculty and staff living outside Illinois, please check your local and state public health departments’ websites for more information.
DePaul has contracted with LabCorp to provide current students, faculty and staff with the option for a COVID-19 PCR home test. This option is for
those with symptoms or known exposure to an individual who has tested positive and are having difficulty finding an accessible testing site. If you are having symptoms or have known exposure, it is recommended to first contact your healthcare provider to discuss if and how to get tested.
LabCorp will ship to current DePaul students, faculty and staff residing in the United States. DePaul covers the cost of the kit. Unfortunately, this option can NOT be used by family members or household contacts who are NOT current DePaul students, faculty, or staff.
Report exposure or symptoms online. A contact tracer will follow up with you and can assist with getting you a mail-in test kit if needed.
Have you tested positive for COVID-19, and/or have questions or concerns? If so, please email