Covid-19 Testing

On-Campus Testing for Students

Students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are having symptoms may get tested through the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center. Any student requesting to be tested should call 973-720-2360 to make an appointment. 

Off-Campus Testing

Home test kits for COVID-19 are widely available in pharmacies, grocery stores, and other retail locations.

For more information about testing in New Jersey visit:

To find a free COVID-19 test closer to your home, you may visit NJ Testing Information

Any individual who has received a positive COVID-19 test should upload their result to the WP Covid Testing Portal. Having one centralized portal for COVID tests will help to streamline contact tracing and notifications.  All individuals will have access to their own portal and can upload their results.

Reporting of Positive COVID-19 Tests and Exposures

The health of our community continues to depend on the cooperation of students, faculty, and staff in identifying and reporting cases of COVID-19 so that we can properly identify any exposures. This process becomes even more challenging when there are high rates of transmission in our local communities. We ask that our community members be responsible and stay home if they are sick, exposed and unvaccinated, or if they think they have COVID-19. It is true, especially with the Omicron variant, that symptoms can also mirror a cold, allergies, flu, and other illnesses. 

If you receive a positive result, you must submit results on the WP COVID Testing Portal to ensure proper tracking and follow up. 

It is imperative that you continue to cooperate with COVID-19 protocols. If we need to notify you of an exposure or any change in protocols, we will be contacting individuals through their WP email account, which you must check daily. All individuals will be responsible for notifying their close contacts if they test positive for COVID-19. More information will be provided to you once you upload your positive COVID-19 test in the WP COVID Testing Portal.

William Paterson will continue to partner with public health officials tin our COVID-19 prevention efforts. The University has established relationships with local health departments and will coordinate with local officials to effectuate prompt and appropriate response to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The University will continue to evolve practices and protocols to respond to current conditions.

All community members who test positive for COVID-19 must follow the current isolation guidelines.