COVID-19 Testing Information

August 4, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Information

Baylor is requiring a negative COVID-19 test of all students, faculty and staff coming to campus for the fall semester. The mandatory COVID-19 test kits will be mailed to students, faculty and staff beginning the first week of August. For students living on-campus, the test kits should arrive by August 5. For students residing off-campus, the test kits will arrive by August 13.

The tests are self-administered and are simple to take. In addition to the instructions provided, there is an instructional video.

Students: For more information and 19 frequently asked questions about Baylor’s COVID-19 student testing plan, visit

Faculty and Staff: For more information about Baylor’s COVID-19 faculty and staff testing plan, visit

As announced by Baylor University on June 22, 2020, face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students, and visitors, including contractors, service providers, and others) inside all buildings on the Baylor University campus (including all extension campuses in cities such as Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio) and in all outside campus areas where 6’ social distancing is not possible or where congestion is likely. This expectation will remain in place until the University makes an official announcement otherwise.

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