Safe Campus

Testing & Contract Tracing

Cleveland State University student in a physically distanced classroom​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What to Expect
  • Prioritized testing of symptomatic students and known close contacts on campus through Health & Wellness
  • Contact tracing for on-campus cases through a tracing team in coordination with the Cleveland Department of Public Health ​​​​​​​


The Health & Wellness Center will provide testing for symptomatic students on campus and for asymptomatic students who are known close contacts of a COVID-19 case. Priority for testing will be students who have health coverage through CSU and those who are uninsured (priorities will be reassessed based on available testing resources).

All others, including faculty and staff on campus, should contact their health care provider or other testing resource (such as a pharmacy providing testing, or a local public health agency) for assessment and testing. While awaiting COVID-19 test results, students, faculty and staff should self-quarantine and avoid close contact with others.

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing among the CSU campus community will be done by a university contact tracing team, which will coordinate with the Cleveland Department of Public Health for contacts who are not a student, faculty or staff member. All members of the CSU community should respond promptly to communications from the university’s contact tracing team.

Expanded COVID Testing

Starting March 8, Cleveland State University is expanding COVID-19 testing to include students who commute to campus for at least one class per week. Randomly selected students will receive emails sent to their CSU accounts and text messages on the Wednesday prior to the week in which they will need to have a test administered, and will have the option of either making an appointment for testing or getting tested on a walk-in basis during specified hours. COVID-19 testing will take place on the 3rd floor of the Student Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For details, click here.