Last Updated January 18, 2023

Current Health and Safety Protocols

For the spring 2023 semester, USG will operate with the following health and safety protocols in effect:

  • All students, faculty and staff must follow their home campus COVID-19 vaccination requirements. USG staff follow the University of Maryland, College Park requirements. Please see the ‘Partner Universities Policies and Requirements’ section below for details.
  • Masks are not required indoors but are reccomended.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19, please do not come to campus.
  • See below for more detailed Health and Safety Guidelines and visit our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page.

Students, faculty and staff do not need to be tested regularly, regardless of vaccination status, but are strongly encouraged to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 test within 24 hours before returning to campus for the spring semester.

COVID-19 Testing

Rapid antigen test kits are available for USG community members free of charge at the IT Service Desk on the second floor of the Clifford and Camille Kendall Academic Center (Building III). You can also find information about testing locations in Montgomery County here.

Health and Safety Guidelines


Everyone coming to the USG campus is strongly encouraged to be current with all COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Some home campuses are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

All faculty, staff, and students are required to follow their home campus requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. USG staff must follow the University of Maryland, College Park requirements. Please consult the home institution's website links found below for specific requirements, information on how to upload vaccination information, and how to apply for an exemption.  Any disciplinary measures for non-compliance with vaccination or other health and safety requirements are managed by the home campus.


Masks are not required on campus, with limited exceptions.

  • Masks are required in all patient care areas, including the COVID-19 testing clinics and the UM School of Dentistry Patient Care Facility.
  • Individuals who are in a COVID-19 protocol due to exposure or a positive test are required to wear masks as dictated by those protocols.

KN95 masks are available at the security desks located in Building III (Kendall Academic Building) and Building IV (Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Building).


Faculty, staff, and students must follow their home campus requirements for COVID-19 testing. Test results are to be submitted to each person's home campus according to their protocols. See the information above on COVID-19 testing available on USG’s campus.

How to Report a Positive COVID-19 Case

To report a positive COVID-19 case to your home campus, use the resources below.



Partner University Policies and Requirements