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Additional COVID-19 testing time slots


September 16, 2020


Dear Campus Community,

 
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 in the next three weeks at our large-scale testing event that started yesterday and is running through October 2. While I know that 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 September 14.
(Note that if you will not come to campus until after October 15, please do not get tested during this event -- instead, plan to get tested after October 15.)
 
The testing appointments between yesterday and Thursday, October 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 an additional testing day - Friday, October 2Sign ups are open now. There will be no drop-in testing. With these additional times and added testing day, we hope to accommodate all members of our campus community as needed.
 
If you are still unable to get a testing appointment on campus, as 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 - both on campus and off-site - please remember to 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 - 
 
Sacared Bodison Signature
Sacared Bodison, MD
Interim Director, University Health Center
 
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