1. Visitors
  2. What happens if I do not have a negative rapid test result?
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals are required to have a negative rapid test result within 72 hours before to coming on to campus and participating in an in-person Carleton activity in the event they:

  • have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series approved by Health Canada;
  • have received a complete one or two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine that is not authorized for use by Health Canada; or
  • who have an approved permitted exemption (based on medical grounds or other protected grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code).

Carleton University faculty, staff and students must book a rapid test appointment through cuScreen at Health and Counselling Services. In order to book an appointment:

  • Complete your vaccination attestation for your first dose under “Report your latest vaccination status”
  • Under “Appointments” click on “Schedule an appointment”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • You will receive a booking confirmation email from Health and Counselling Services (CTTC 4400).

Health and Counselling Services staff will update your rapid testing status after your appointment. Rapid testing will be provided free of charge by Health and Counselling Services to faculty, staff and students.

Please note: As per Carleton’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, effective October 15, 2021, all individuals who wish to access University activities must be fully vaccinated and provide Proof of Vaccination to the University. As of October 15, rapid testing based on partial vaccination status will not be available.


Visitors to campus are required to submit a negative rapid testing result or negative PCR test result in cuScreen prior to coming on to campus. All testing is required to be completed at the point of care and must be observed and administered by a healthcare professional.

Visitors are not able to book a rapid testing appointment through cuScreen or Health and Counselling Services.

What happens if I do not have a negative rapid test result?

If an individual is not fully vaccinated and does not have a negative test result uploaded into cuScreen within 72 hours before coming to campus, they will receive a warning in cuScreen and will not be able to complete their COVID-19 screening self-assessment or check in to any buildings on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions