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This page was last updated on 9/1/23



We've developed this Guidance PDF to help UVA students navigate COVID-19 scenarios such as; experiencing symptoms, testing positive, dealing with close contact, and isolation.



Is UVA requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the 2023-2024 school year?

For up to date information on COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit

I am traveling abroad for personal reasons and I need a letter of recovery from COVID-19. Where can I obtain this?

Student Health and Wellness (SHW) will provide letters of recovery for students who tested positive at least 10 days prior to travel, have completely recovered, and have a copy of their lab result.  SHW cannot provide letters of recovery to students who are physically located outside the state of Virginia.  If you meet the above criteria, please schedule a "COVID Questions" appointment through the HealthyHoos patient portal.

I lost my CDC vaccine card. How can I replace it?

If you were vaccinated in Virginia, you can use VDH's Immunization Record database to print out a digital vaccine card with a scannable QR code.

If you were not vaccinated in Virginia, review the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination Records webpage for more information.

Where can I get my COVID-19 booster?

You can find locations and schedule appointments for your booster here. The Student Health and Wellness pharmacy on Grounds also offers boosters, learn more here and schedule your appointment through the HealthyHoos patient portal.

As a UVA student, where should I get tested?
  • Self-test for COVID-19 are available at pharmacies and are online for purchase. 
  • Students with COVID-19 symptoms may schedule an appointment at SHW Medical Services for medical care or testing if needed.  Please make an appointment with a Medical Services provider based on symptoms through the Healthy Hoos patient portal or by calling the clinic at 434-982-3915.  Medical Services reserves same-day appointments for sick students that can only be accessed by scheduling via phone, so please call if you need same day care and do not see availability online.  Your health insurance provider will be billed by UVA Health for your COVID-19 test.
I received a positive PCR test result from a provider other than SHW. Do I need to notify SHW?

No, you do not need to notify SHW unless you have medical or isolation concerns. Please follow CDC isolation guidelines and use the CDC Quarantine/Isolation calculator for specific guidance on when you can end isolation.

How will SHW communicate with me about positive COVID-19 test results?

If you take a COVID-19 test at SHW, please make sure to check your email regularly for updates! Here is how you will find out about your test results:

  • Regardless of if your test result is positive or negative, you will receive a secure message via the HealthyHoos patient portal. You’ll get an email notification sent to your UVA student email address letting you know that a message is waiting, and you will need to login to the portal to view the message.
  • If you had a COVID-19 test done at a testing location not affiliated with UVA, then please communicate directly with that location about their notification process.
Do I need to get a negative COVID-19 test result to end isolation after a positive test result?

No, you do not need to get a negative COVID-19 test result to end isolation. You also do not need to contact Student Health and Wellness for clearance at the end of isolation. Use the CDC Quarantine/Isolation calculator for specific guidance on when you can end isolation.

How can I obtain a copy of a COVID-19 test result from testing done at UVA?

Your lab result is available in both UVA Health MyChart and the HealthyHoos patient portal. To view or print a copy of the lab result from HealthyHoos, log into your HealthyHoos account and proceed to “Lab Results.”

How long do I need to isolate or quarantine for COVID?

Please reference the CDC's Quarantine and Isolation Calculator.

Do expired tests work?

If your test has expired, your results may not be accurate. However, the FDA has extended the expiration dates for certain brands of tests. You can check a test by finding the lot number and cross-referencing it on the FDA website here.