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COVID testing at FM

Asymptomatic prevalence testing available for Facilities Management employees

Illustration of a COVID test tube and swab

As a reminder, all Facilities Management employees must:

  • Maintain 6 feet (2 meters) of physical distance between themselves and others. Tasks where this is not possible must be reviewed by leadership.
  • Wear a face cover at all times.
  • Make every effort to avoid having passengers in FM vehicles, including trucks, van, cars, kubotas and gators. Whenever a passenger is in an FM vehicle, both the driver and passenger must wear face covers, outside air ventilation must be maximized, and windows must be opened a minimum of 3 inches. More information regarding vehicle safety.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash hands and sanitize surfaces & tools frequently.

If you have symptoms: stay home, quarantine, contact your supervisor and Employee Health at 434-924-2013 and follow their guidance.

Voluntary asymptomatic testing opportunities

As part of UVA’s ongoing effort to provide a safe work environment, multiple opportunities are available for voluntary asymptomatic testing for Facilities Management employees. If you have symptoms, please call Employee Health (924-2013) for an appointment. If you are concerned you may have been in close contact with someone who is positive, please email for a referral.

Saliva testing

Voluntary COVID-19 asymptomatic saliva testing is available for Facilities Management employees at the following locations:

Central Grounds Parking Garage - Level 3
15 minutes free parking on the third floor

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

MR-5, Room 2005

  • Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Park
1015 Massie Road

  • Monday-Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Results will be posted in employee’s MyChart account. Positive results will be communicated to the employee by a healthcare provider.

Testing Instructions

  • You should refrain from eating, drinking (including water), brushing your teeth, using mouth wash, chewing gum, or using tobacco for at least 30 minutes before submitting your saliva sample at the test location.
  • Bring your university ID card to be scanned. You will be asked your University email address (computing ID).
  • While lining up outside a testing location, please wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
  • Please note: If you are well hydrated, giving a saliva sample is much easier. Just refrain from drinking anything an hour before doing the screening.
  • Results will be available on My Chart 48-72 hours after your test.

For more information, visit the Be SAFE website.
Questions? Email:

Self-administered testing

Asymptomatic Facilities Management employees who are working outside the Central Virginia region remain eligible to order a free self-test kit from Let’s Get Checked, and the kit will be shipped directly to them. These kits, which are provided by the University free of charge, can be ordered by emailing

Important: Should you receive a positive result from this test kit:

  • Do not report to work.
  • Notify your supervisor immediately by phone. Your supervisor must then complete a report to ensure your eligibility for the UVA Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL).
  • Write down everyone you have been in contact with for at least 15 minutes total (with or without a facecovering) in the last few days. You will need to share any UVA employees listed with your supervisor.
  • Contact UVA Employee Health for guidance and next steps: 434-924-2013.

About the author

Jane Centofante
Communications senior generalist
UVA Facilities Management
(434) 982-5846