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Required reporting of COVID-19 test results


August 31, 2020


Dear Campus community,
 
As we continue the gradual reopening of campus, I want to provide an important reminder about reporting COVID-19 testing results. Last week, I sent a reminder to campus with details about testing, including where you can find information about how and when you can get tested.
 
All students, faculty and staff who are living, studying or working on campus or in the College Park community that receive a positive COVID-19 test at an off-campus testing facility must contact the University Health Center (UHC) immediately by calling the HEAL Line (301-405-4325). Messages left on the HEAL Line will be responded to between the hours of 7 a.m.-12 midnight, seven days a week. The HEAL line is intended for those who screen positive, believe they have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19. If individuals need to speak to somebody regarding symptoms outside of the HEAL line's designated hours, they can contact the After Hours Nurse Line at (877) 924-7758; otherwise they will be contacted by one of our team members after 7 a.m.
 
Providing this notice is essential to allow public health officials to take the steps necessary to contain the spread of the virus.
 
All positive test results from on-campus testing will be reported directly to the University Health Center, and the UHC staff will reach out directly to the person who tested positive, as well as to anyone who needs to quarantine as a result of the positive case.
 
All negative test results from both on-campus testing and off-campus testing locations must be submitted by individuals to return.umd.edu. The UHC will not submit test results on your behalf.
 
I hope this information is helpful for you. Current campus data can be found on the campus dashboard. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email healthconcerns@umd.edu.
 
Stay well,
 
 
Sacared Bodison, M.D.
Interim Director, University Health Center

 

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