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Rescheduled COVID-19 Testing Due to Campus Closure


January 03, 2022


Dear Winter Session Instructors and Students,

We look forward to beginning our 2022 winter session, and we are writing to acknowledge that the campus closure due to inclement weather has disrupted our academic and COVID-19 testing schedule. As you are aware, instructors and students attending an in-person class must have an official negative result of a COVID-19 test that was taken no sooner than 24 hours prior to their first in-person class meeting.
 
To permit for COVID-19 compliance protocols and testing, the first day of Winter Session 2022 in-person classes will now begin on Wednesday, January 5 (weather permitting). Courses offered 100% online will begin on Tuesday, January 4. Students should check their course’s ELMS page. Some instructors of in-person classes may offer the first class meeting on Tuesday, January 4 in an online format. Contact the instructor if the ELMS page is not updated or unclear.
 
Please do not come to campus without checking the status of your first class.
 
Assuming that the campus is able to re-open on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, testing will be offered here:
 
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing
  • Where: Stamp Student Union (Atrium)
  • When: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • No appointment is needed. Results are available in about 20 minutes.
  • Students may also be tested off campus with a rapid antigen or PCR-based test within 1 day of the first day of class. You must bring proof of your negative result to your first day of class.
 
Additional Information and Questions
  • Submit questions to: COVID-19 Vaccine Compliance Support Request form here.
  • If an individual has tested positive within the past 90 days and has completed the required isolation period, they will not need to be tested again before the first day of class. However, they must bring proof of their recent positive test to their first day of class.
 
We will contact you if there are further impacts to the winter session, and we thank you for your flexibility. Wishing you a safe and healthy start to the new year.
 
Sincerely,
 
Anne Baum
Associate Director, Summer, Winter, and Undergraduate Programs
University of Maryland | Office of Extended Studies
College Park, MD 20742
winter@umd.edu | oes.umd.edu
 
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