COVID Testing Schedule Altered for Week Ahead
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University Health Center Director Dr. Spyridon S. Marinopoulos sent the following email to the campus community today:
Last week, we announced a series of new measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus, including the availability of KN95 masks. This message provides updates regarding KN95 distribution, tips for the proper use and care for KN95 masks, and information on a schedule change for COVID-19 testing next week.
Where to Get Your KN95 Mask
Complimentary KN95 masks are being made available to students, faculty and staff. Although we have supplemented our initial order of 50,000 masks with an additional 20,000 masks, we ask that community members limit requests to one per person, so we can assure that everyone who wants a mask is able to get one. Community members may obtain their mask in the following ways:
KN95 Mask Use and Care
A KN95 mask provides better protection for you and reduces the spread of the virus from someone wearing one. As a reminder, If you are unvaccinated, you are expected to wear a KN95 mask. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should also wear a KN95 mask when around large groups, including in classroom settings and in residence halls. As previously stated, faculty members may remove their masks while teaching, providing they are fully vaccinated and can maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
Here are some key tips for wearing a KN95 mask:
Stadium Testing Schedule Change
On-campus COVID-19 testing will not be available at Maryland Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 30. Testing will continue to be available Monday through Wednesday. Unvaccinated individuals will need to be tested on Monday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Thank you for your continued diligence in keeping our community safe and healthy.
Be well and stay safe,
Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, MD, MBA, FACP
Director, University Health Center
Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland
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