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COVID-19 Testing

*Beginning Friday, July 1, 2022, the college's on-campus testing clinics will no longer provide PCR tests since PCR testing is no longer mandated by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). CCRI will continue to provide rapid testing, which is the college's primary screening test.

ALL students, employees and visitors coming to campus must show either a proof of vaccination/booster or a negative COVID test within 72 hours each time coming to campus. CCRI accepts COVID tests from any state or community testing site that provides information to the RI Department of Health.  CCRI cannot accept a home test result. Individuals who arrive without proof of a negative test will be directed to take a rapid test at CCRI’s on-campus testing site. Results are available in approximately 15 minutes.

CCRI requires all full- and part-time students enrolled for in-person classes and all faculty and non-classified employees to be fully vaccinated, and boosted when eligible, against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

Students and employees with an approved religious or medical exemption are required to show proof of a negative rapid COVID test within 72 hours each time coming to campus. 

On-campus testing

CCRI offers free rapid tests at each of our four campuses for CCRI faculty, staff, and current or prospective students ONLY. Locations and hours for this week are listed below:


State-run test sites

To schedule a COVID test at a state-run test site, visit or call 401-222-8022.