Ohio University

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing with Vault Health

All graduates must take an asymptomatic COVID-19 test before attending any Spring 2021 Commencement activities. Read about the Commencement testing requirements

Ohio University has partnered with Vault Health to conduct asymptomatic COVID-19 testing as part of an asymptomatic testing program for students, faculty, and staff. All students with a regular campus presence are required to test regularly.

Vault’s test offerings allow OHIO to use a combination of on-site testing for the Athens campus and at-home testing for all other campuses, in addition to at-home testing before students arrive on campus.

Testing asymptomatic individuals helps University leaders understand whether virus incidence is decreasing or increasing among the campus community, providing information about infection rates and trends. It also helps the University identify and isolate positive individuals, with the goal of reducing spread and identifying potential outbreaks.

Vault utilizes a painless, saliva-based PCR test. With a sensitivity and specificity rate of more than 99 percent, the Vault test is a one of the most accurate tests available.


Graphic for the COVID testing incentive program, displays a heart and paw print and "love others, stay safe, test often"

Testing Incentive Program

We know that pandemic fatigue set in long ago, and that testing fatigue is not far behind. To motivate you to keep doing your part to make campus as safe as possible, we are launching the COVID-19 Testing Incentive program with drawings for prizes all semester long.

Read more about the incentive program