Employees in the Health Professional Schools will be tested weekly. If they are engaged in activities at Howard University Hospital, they must adhere to the regimen outlined by HUH.
Employees in the non-Health Professional Schools will also be tested weekly. The frequency of testing of some employees may be recommended on a more frequent schedule, depending upon the level of interaction with other individuals, guests, contractors or visitors to campus.
Howard University employees may obtain COVID-19 testing at Howard University Hospital, Towers Building, Suite 3600, or at a distributed site in your college (planned for the near future).
The testing hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m., and Friday from 9 – 11:30 a.m.
The testing is conducted by appointment, and employees must present their Howard University ID. To schedule an appointment, please call 202-865-2107.
If you are tested somewhere other than employee or student health, email your positive or negative result to our secure COVID-19 test result email address: HUEmployeeFPP@Howard.edu.
We are using the “anterior nose” test. The tester uses a Q-tip in the front of your nostril and there is no discomfort during the test. There is no charge for the test.
For employees, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the University and immediately quarantine at home. Call Howard University Employee Health at 202-865-2107, let them know that you are symptomatic, and make a same-day appointment with them for testing. Then inform your direct supervisor that you will be away from work for at least 1-2 days.
After your test, you should return home and await the results. Results of your COVID-19 test will be available within 24 hours. If your test is negative, you may return to work. If your test is negative, but you continue to have symptoms, we may ask you to quarantine for 10-14 days or to retest a few days later.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 10-14 days. When possible, you will be asked to work from home during this time. You will be retested after 10-14 days at Employee Health and can return to work once you have two negative test results over a 24-hour period.
If you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please call Employee Health to make an appointment for testing. The timing for testing should be 5-7 days after your first exposure to the positive individual. You may be asked to work from home while awaiting your test.