At Home COVID-19 Testing

Female student looking at covid-19 saliva test tube.

An easy, convenient way to do your regular COVID-19 testing.

In partnership with University Health Services (UHS), Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), we are piloting a new innovative way to do COVID-19 testing through a saliva-based test that you can do at home and drop off at a convenient campus location each week. Right now, we are starting this pilot testing with the CalGreeks and Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) community based on your feedback for convenient testing options and will look to expand to other campus groups later.  


In addition to this new at-home testing option, which we recommend doing twice a week, you can also continue using our two testing locations at Rec Sports and Memorial Stadium Gate 5.

How does it work?

  1. Pick-up a testing kit at Memorial Stadium, Gate 6 Ticket Booth, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00-12:00.

  2. At home, follow the instructions in your kit and do your saliva test, morning time is recommended before you eat or drink anything.

  3. Drop-off your saliva sample in the bag provided back at Memorial Stadium Gate 6 Ticket Booth, Mondays, Tuesday or Thursdays between 8:00-12:00, and pick-up your next kit.

  • You must drop off your own sample.  Do not bring anyone else’s sample with you - they have to drop it off themselves.

   4. Results will be in eTang within 2-3 days.

   5. We recommend you do this at-home testing twice a week.

No appointments are needed and there is no charge for the testing, it is covered by the campus.  And your test results are not shared with anyone or the campus, beyond you and University Health Services -- Your health stays at UHS.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is part of the CalGreeks or Berkeley Student Cooperative community can participate.

Pick-up and drop-off location and times

  • Memorial Stadium, Gate 6 Ticket Booth

  • Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00am -12:00pm, you can pick-up and drop-off your kit.

How do I get my results back?

You will get your results back in 2-3 days through eTang if your test is negative. You will receive a call from UHS clinical staff if your test is positive so they can assist with care and next steps. 

Please note: You do not need to self-isolate between tests since this is not symptomatic testing.  If you have symptoms or have had close exposure with someone who tested postive, see how to get Clinical Symptomatic Testing.

Questions?

Questions about the At Home Test, email telltang@berkeley.edu

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Instructions for the Saliva Test

At Home Saliva Walkthrough v6 Greek

COVID-19 Testing Instructions for At Home Testing