Last Updated August 30, 2022

What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

Students, faculty, and staff should contact their home campus via the designated reporting system and follow all CDC guidance on isolation and other precautions. Seek care from a primary care provider, as needed.

Individuals who are positive for COVID-19 should notify those with whom they have been in close contact in the 2 days prior to testing positive or first symptoms occurred. A close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an individual with COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hours period (masked or unmasked). Contact tracing may be supplemented by home campuses in some cases.

Students should make arrangements with their instructors to continue their academic work while isolating (if feeling well enough), or to make up academic work due to absences while isolating.

USG staff are to report positive cases to return.umd.edu and follow the same instructions above regarding isolation and notification of close contacts.

What do I do if I have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

If you have been notified that you are a close contact and you do not have symptoms, get tested 5 full days after exposure and wear a mask while around others indoors. Avoid contact with any individuals who may be at high-risk of health complications from COVID-19 infection. Follow the CDC guidance on COVID-19 exposure.

If you have been notified that you are a close contact and you have any COVID-19 symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Follow appropriate guidelines pending the outcome of the test.

If there is a positive case of COVID-19 on the USG campus, who will be notified?

If someone who has been on the USG campus tests positive for COVID-19, those who may have been exposed to the individual will be notified. Only in the case of a more widespread outbreak would all members of the USG community be notified.

Where, or with whom at USG, do I provide proof of vaccination compliance?

USG staff are required to be up to date with all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Proof of vaccination should be submitted to return.umd.edu.