COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Summer 2021 Testing

  • If you have been vaccinated, please report your vaccination ASAP.
  • Statistics from our regional health exchange indicate that nearly 80 percent of our community is already fully vaccinated. However, these statistics are shared with us anonymously and only half of our faculty, staff, and students have provided UMBC with the required vaccination documentation. In order to make important decisions about the fall semester, we need all of our community members to complete the vaccination process and report their vaccination.
  • Beginning July 6, fully vaccinated community members will no longer be required to test or complete symptom tracking.
  • Community members who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to test and complete symptom tracking. Testing instructions by group are available here.

Additional Testing Information

  • No community member should come to campus solely for the purpose of testing.
  • If you have tested positive within the past 90 days, you do not need to re-test. Please upload your positive result here.

Results

Testing results from on-campus tests will be posted to your COVID Compliance Card in your myUMBC profile. It generally takes 72 hours to receive your results. Please contact covid19@umbc.edu if you have not received your results after 72 hours

Off-Campus Testing Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I was required to get tested but I haven’t yet done so, or haven’t yet received my results?

We understand that some faculty, staff, and students who are approved to be physically present on campus and who have undergone testing very recently might not have been informed of their test results yet. If you have been tested but have not yet received your results, you may return to campus provided you comply with all other health and safety requirements, including daily symptom tracking and COVID-19 health and safety training.

What should I do if I no longer need campus access?

Faculty, staff, and students who believe they no longer need campus access and would like to request removal from the access list should refer to UMBC’s campus access opt-out portal for further information.

What if I receive a positive test result?

If your result is positive, please submit this COVID-19 Case Report Form as soon as possible to initiate UMBC’s support protocols. Please also follow up with your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, please contact University Health Services at (410) 455-2542. University Health Services is actively monitoring results from on-campus testing and off-campus test results submitted by community members. Any community member with a known positive test result will receive follow-up.

How can I report the result of my off-campus test?

Those who fulfill their testing requirement with an off-campus test need to submit their result through UMBC’s COVID-19 test result submission form.

Can I choose to be tested on campus?

At this time we are not able to have community members “walk-in” for on-campus testing. We are exploring this option and will contact all those approved to be on campus if a date becomes available. In the meantime,