Return Ready™ for campuses
A comprehensive, fully configurable COVID-19 testing solution to help colleges and universities get their students, faculty and staff back to campus.
COVID-19 has upended the way we work, teach and study. Though the pandemic will not end until widespread vaccination is a reality, colleges and universities need a solution to return to campus and maintain continuity.
Return Ready, by CVS Health, provides the most comprehensive, flexible and scalable COVID-19 testing solution, enabling your college or university to return back to campus with testing and reporting prior to arrival, upon arrival and then ongoing throughout the semester.
Flexible COVID-19 testing
We recognize that every campus has its own unique set of needs. With Return Ready, you can choose who, how and where to test. Individuals can be tested before they return to campus, when they return to campus and intermittently throughout the semester, as well as receive case-by-case testing based on symptoms, exposure and risk factors.
From point-of-care testing with results in minutes to third-party lab processed testing with results in a few days, we’ll configure the testing solution that works best for each institution.
Testing before arriving to campusTesting before arriving to campus
CVS Pharmacy® testing locations, results in days.
Students, faculty and staff can be tested before they arrive to campus at our over 4,000 CVS Pharmacy locations. Testing can be scheduled online and results are available via a web-based portal.
Testing upon arrival and ongoing monitoringTesting upon arrival and ongoing monitoring
On-campus rapid testing, results in minutes.
Rapid point-of-care diagnostic testing on campus. Testing sites can be set up in large campus facilities, such as recreation centers and auditoriums.
On-campus swab-and-send testing, results in days.
Samples collected on campus and/or at our over 4,000 CVS Pharmacy locations. Testing can be scheduled online and results are available via a web-based portal.
Consultation and planning
We work with colleges and universities to develop an effective testing strategy to meet their specific needs.
Fully configurable COVID-19 testing strategy
Clinician-informed protocols for symptom checking and temperature screening
Access to additional solutions (e.g., symptom monitoring, contact tracing)
End-to-end testing execution
A team of dedicated, full-time professionals will help to design, stand up, manage and evolve testing and vaccination services.
On-campus logistics and turnkey communications toolkit
Licensed professionals on site for testing and student/staff support
Digital scheduling and results tools
On-campus or pharmacy-based vaccination services
Comprehensive, actionable reportingComprehensive, actionable reporting
Our integrated reporting and analytics allow you to monitor, manage and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across campus locations.
- Self-serve, web-based dashboard
- Aggregated data across all testing sites for tracking trends
- Student, faculty and staff-level results for total population management
- Actionable alerts for positive results
Getting back on campus safely
Students and faculty are back on campus with the support of a Return Ready program. With testing and reporting covered, colleges and universities are moving ahead with their academic programs and on-campus activities.
Lynn University tests their plan
Academics and testing sounds like a natural fit but Lynn University’s leadership knew they’d need help to get students back on campus and the Return Ready program has made it possible.Read this case study
Symptom monitoring and contact tracing support
Salesforce customers can combine Return Ready’s COVID-19 testing with complementary symptom checking and contact tracing services from Salesforce via their Work.com platform.Learn more
Administrators, start planning a return to campus
Are you an administrator seeking a return-to-campus strategy? Let us partner with you to implement your organization’s testing strategy. Please complete the two-step form below and our team will follow up within a few days.
Are you a student looking for COVID-19 testing? Please visit our COVID-19 testing page for options.
COVID-19 testing does not eliminate the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus Disease 2019. Further, available testing procedures may produce false negative or false positive results due to a variety of factors. Institutions should consider these factors in developing their return to campus policies and procedures. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented and still-evolving legal landscape for organizations. You may need to consider various federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or other mandates when developing your return to campus plans. Competent legal counsel should be consulted. This is not intended to be a complete description of the terms and conditions of the Return Ready program. Services described would be provided by CVS Pharmacy, Inc. or a subsidiary, including but not limited to MinuteClinic, LLC and its subsidiaries and managed entities. In addition, access to additional health and safety solutions such as contact tracing and symptom checker may be through third parties. Not all services available in all locations.