The university is offering voluntary COVID-19 testing to all faculty, staff and students on July 14 and 15, Jewel Washington, assistant vice president for University Human Resources, said in an email today.
The free tests, using a nasal swab, will be administered at Maryland Stadium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Health professions will administer the tests, similar to the one available at county-run test sites throughout the state.
“We’re glad to provide this opportunity for testing on campus,” Washington wrote. “Testing healthy people will identify those who have the virus, but do not know that they have it, allowing for a quick response to help stop the spread.”
Those who get tested typically will receive test results three or four days later at the phone number or email address provided during registration. The names of those with positive tests will be forwarded to the Maryland Department of Health, as required by health officials, and it will begin contact tracing. You will also be contacted by a representative of the University Health Center regarding isolation to prevent the spread of the virus.
To make an appointment to be tested, click here or call the University Human Resources Support Center at 301.405.7575
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