Following guidance from the University System of Maryland, all University of Maryland students who plan to come to the campus will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing before and after arrival, according to an email from interim health center director, Sacared Bodison.
Before or upon arrival to the campus, students, faculty and staff must present a negative result from a test administered no earlier than 14 days before their arrival on the campus, Bodison wrote. Students living on the campus and in the area around it are required to undergo testing. Procedures for submitting the test results are forthcoming, Bodison added.
Students who test positive will be required to stay home, follow CDC guidelines and be cleared by a health care provider before returning to the campus, Bodison wrote, noting that some individuals who previously tested positive may continue to test positive despite clearance from a health care provider. In such cases, the university will require documentation from a health care provider before allowing those students to return to the campus.
Out-of-state students are encouraged to undergo testing 72 hours before arriving to the campus, according to Maryland’s Out of State Travel Advisory. These students should cancel travel if they receive a positive test, Bodison wrote, and must submit testing before arriving in College Park. International students should also submit negative test results administered within 14 days of planned travel to the U.S.
Students are also required to undergo testing after arrival, Bodison wrote.
Click the pins on the map below to see where you can get a COVID-19 test in Maryland, within a 15-mile radius of College Park.
This story has been updated.