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On-campus COVID-19 Testing Date, Times Added

Dr. Sacared Bodison, interim director of the University Health Center, sent the following email to campus today:

Thank you for being attentive to your health and the health of others in our community. Testing is a critical component for managing the spread of COVID-19. While many universities are not offering free testing in an ongoing way, at the University of Maryland we feel it is an essential strategy and tool to help keep our community as safe and well as possible.

As you know, people currently on campus or coming to campus as defined below are expected to get tested at our large-scale testing event that started yesterday and is running through Oct. 2. While many members of our community have already been tested once or twice, the following must be tested again during this testing event:

  • All graduate and undergraduate students living on campus or in the College Park area
  • All students who will commute to UMD for in-person classes or activities
  • All faculty, staff, and affiliates who will physically come to campus or other UMD facilities on or after Sept. 14.

(Note that if you will not come to campus until after Oct. 15, please do not get tested during this event—instead, plan to get tested after Oct. 15.)

The testing appointments between yesterday and Oct. 1 filled up very quickly. To accommodate more members of our community, we have added additional testing appointments each day we are testing over the next three weeks and a new testing day—Oct. 2. Signups are open now. There will be no drop-in testing.

If these available dates and times don't work for your schedule, we encourage you to go to one of the testing sites just off-campus in College Park. The closest site is right behind the College Park Fire Station, and other testing locations are available at coronavirus.maryland.gov.

For all testing—on-campus and off-site—please upload your results at return.umd.edu. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at healthconcerns@umd.edu.

As a reminder, if you are symptomatic and/or have had an exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to call the HEAL Line at 301.405.HEAL (4325). We remain available to support you.

Be well,

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Sacared Bodison, MD
Interim Director, University Health Center

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