COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

To keep the University of La Verne community safe, COVID-19 testing is being offered to University of La Verne community members as follows:

  • Exposed and Non-Symptomatic Individuals can access saliva PCR tests through the COVID-19 Testing Vending Machine in the Campus Center.
  • Symptomatic and/or Positive Individuals can access Rapid Antigen or Saliva PCR tests through the Student Health Center by appointment only or through their health care provider

NOTE – The university is no longer operating a COVID-19 testing center. In leu of the center, the COVID-19 Testing Vending Machine is being used.

COVID-19 Testing Vending Machine

Who may test use the Testing Vending Machine?

  • Students and employees can test anytime using the vending machine as long as they are not experiencing symptoms.
  • Students and employees that have submitted a COVID Report and have been referred for testing by the university’s contact tracing nurse/staff.

Who may not test at the Testing Vending Machine

  • Any individual who has tested positive on a PCR test within the last 90 days.
  • Students experiencing symptoms. Students with symptoms are asked to call the Health Center at 909-448-4619 to schedule an appointment.
  • Employees experiencing symptoms. Employees with symptoms are asked to contact their local health provider for further instructions.
  • Positive students and employees seeking a Day 5 or later test for release from isolation.
    • Students seeking clearance are instructed to contact the Health Center or an outside testing agency for a Rapid Antigen Test ONLY.
    • Employees seeking clearance are instructed to contact their health care provider or an outside testing agency for a Rapid Antigen Test ONLY.
  • Employees seeking clearance for non-university jobs, activities, or travel. Individuals needing this type of testing are asked to visit one of the free testing sites through the state Testing – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (
  • Any individuals, friends, roommates, family members, or other persons that are not part of the University of La Verne community.

How does the Testing Vending Machine work?

  • No appointment is needed
  • University of La Verne community members will need a smart phone and their university email to access tests
  • Completed COVID collection kits must be returned the same day they were dispensed
  • Upon scanning the QR code on the front of the vending machine screen, individuals will be dispensed a testing kit and asked to complete the testing kit off site
  • Individuals are asked to complete all required steps on the Shield T3 portal. Once registered and collected, the sample can then be brought back to the vending machine location and placed in the locked specimen collection box.
    • NOTE: Do not drop off samples that have not been registered on the Shield T3 portal. Follow all instructions in the specimen collection kit bag
  • Specimen collection pick up is done daily at 3:30 p.m. Mon–Fri ONLY. Any weekend specimens left after Friday at 3:30 p.m. will be discarded.
  • Specimens dropped off before 3:30 p.m. will have results the following morning before 10 a.m.
  • Specimens dropped off after 3:30 p.m. Mon-Thur will be collected the following day and will have result within 12 hours of lab processing.
  • PCR saliva tests and results are generally available within 24 hours of test submission. Please allow for up to 48 hours for all COVID specimens to result
  • Results from tests are sent to the individual submitting the test via email/text as well as the university designated COVID-19 Response Medical Personnel.

An instructional video for the vending machine is available. Individuals needing assistance can contact Contact Tracing Nurse Alura Williams at 909- 448-4628, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Instructions for providing a saliva sample for COVID-19-test

  • Make sure you are not experiencing symptoms
  • Do not eat, drink (including water), chew gum, smoke, have Chapstick or lipstick on, brush teeth or use mouthwash 60 minutes before the test
  • Review information on creating a saliva sample
  • Follow directions from university contact tracer and Health Center staff. They will provide additional information regarding:
    • When to get tested in accordance to exposures –it is best to test after 3-5 days versus immediately
    • Which types of tests to use and when (i.e. antigen vs PCR)
    • Any other specific instructions
  • Ensure social distancing at the testing vending machine if others are waiting or accessing the machine.
  • Do not produce your saliva sample at the vending machine, please go to a private, alternate location and return your sample to the collection box.

Accessing test results

Individuals will be notified by email/text once their results are ready, usually within 24 hours of test. Please see instructions on accessing results.

Testing at the Student Health Center

Testing at the Student Health Center is done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call 909-448-4619. Testing is done between the hours 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mon – Fri.  Student Health Center testing is primarily for individuals who are symptomatic, have tested positive in the last 90 days, or have difficulties accessing other available forms of testing.

Submitting testing records from off-campus sites/testing centers

Individuals who test through the Testing Vending Machine of the Health Center will have their results automatically recorded with the University.

Individuals who are not able to access the ULV Testing are asked to visit one of the free testing sites through the state Testing – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (

Please submit all POSITIVE test results to the University Student Health Center via the COVID Report.