Why are unvaccinated students and employees required to participate in weekly testing?

When case rates are high, expanded testing is necessary to help limit transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Unvaccinated people continue to experience COVID-19 at higher rates than vaccinated people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that vaccinated people test only if they have symptoms or a known exposure, but that unvaccinated people continue to participate in surveillance testing.

The university is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 health and safety situation and will determine how long to require testing based on assessments of the changing conditions, including federal guidance, state and local public health conditions, and campus safety.