The information below is for the 2022 spring/summer terms and will be updated for the fall 2022 semester soon. Please continue to check back for the most current health and safety protocols for students, faculty and staff on the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) campus.

Last Updated May 23, 2022

Current Health and Safety Protocols

As of March 9, 2022, USG has resumed normal campus operations with the following health and safety protocols in effect:

  • All students, faculty and staff who need to be on campus must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the University System of Maryland requirement, unless granted an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Those exempt must follow their home campus testing protocols.
  • Indoor mask requirements have been lifted with a couple of notable exceptions: KN95 masks are required to be worn in classroom settings and patient care areas.
  • 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.

USG Operations

The USG service centers are open for the Spring 2022 semester. Please visit the Campus Resources, Student Services and Priddy Library pages for details about service, support and contact information.

COVID-19 Testing Clinics

Thanks to an expanded partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, USG is pleased to offer COVID-19 testing on campus. The clinic provides PCR COVID-19 tests free of charge. The testing clinic is located on the ground floor (G318) of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Facility (Building IV).

  • Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Open to the Public

Walk-ins are welcome, however pre-registration is encouraged and can be done via the county website below.


Health and Safety Guidelines

Vaccination Requirement

All faculty, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, (or to have received a waiver for religious or medical reasons), prior to returning to campusStudents should submit vaccination records to their home campus health services. Faculty and staff should provide documentation to their home campus HR, per their requirements. Under limited circumstances, the home campus may allow an exemption from vaccination for medical or religious reasons. Please consult the home institution's website for links on how to apply for an exemption. USG will receive confirmation of vaccination and exemption status from home institutions. Progressive discipline for non-compliance with vaccination or other health and safety requirements is managed by the home campus.

Mask Requirement

KN95 masks are required in all classroom settings, including shared laboratory spaces and other instructional spaces. This measure remains in place out of an abundance of caution, given the increased density over a prolonged period of time in many instructional settings. Instructors may continue to remove their masks while teaching, provided they maintain 6 feet distance from others.

Masks are required in all patient care areas, including the COVID-19 testing clinics and the UM School Of Dentistry Patient Care Facility.

Physical Distancing and Gathering Size

There are no Montgomery County requirements for physical distancing or limiting numbers of people at a gathering at this time.


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.

  • Bowie - Email Guy-Alain Amoussou and Jerry Isaac
  • Salisbury - Email or call 410-677-0006
  • Towson - Visit
  • University of Baltimore - Students must report a positive diagnosis to Faculty and staff must report a positive diagnosis to
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore – Call the Coronavirus Hotline 1-800-701-9863
  • UMBC - Submit a COVID-19 case report form.
  • University of Maryland, College Park - Call the HEAL line 301-405-4325 (HEAL) Hours: M-F 9am-4pm, Sat 12-4pm, Sun 2-6pm; or the after-hours nurse line at 877-924-7758.
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore - Call the Student Health Center at 410-651-6597
  • University of Maryland Global Campus  - If you have specific questions about coronavirus disease and how it might affect your studies at UMGC, call 800-888-8682 or email
  • USG Staff – Call the HEAL line 301-405-4325 (HEAL) Hours: M-F 9am-4pm, Sat 12-4pm, Sun 2-6pm; or the after-hours nurse line at 877-924-7758



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