Wednesday, August 19, 2020

New COVID-19 Campus Dashboard; Free Testing on Campus

Today, we officially launch our public COVID-19 campus dashboard that will provide our community with transparent and timely data about the prevalence of COVID-19 within our campus, based on UMD-administered testing.
The dashboard will provide critical metrics, including UMD tests administered by week and cumulatively; new positive cases by week; positivity rate for UMD-administered tests; campus density measures; and quarantine and isolation bed availability. The metrics will be updated weekly and are an important part of our ongoing efforts to monitor and counteract the spread of
the virus. I encourage every member of our community to visit the dashboard to stay informed on COVID-19's presence on our campus.

As a reminder, all students, faculty and staff are required to take a COVID-19 test within 14 days prior to returning to campus. Students will also be required to be tested after arriving on campus. Before your return to campus, you may be tested locally, or participate in one of the university's free campus testing events taking place at Maryland Stadium. We will be testing more than 6,000 Terps this week; and registration is still open for testing the weeks of August 24 (registration deadline: today) and August 31 (registration deadline: August 26). I urge any members of our university community returning to campus to find information about testing sites in your area or register for free on-campus testing as soon as possible.
Before arrival to campus or the College Park area, you will need to provide the university with confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test result, which can be uploaded at
If you test positive, you will be required to stay at home, follow CDC guidance, and be cleared
 by your healthcare provider before coming to campus. Find additional information about COVID-19 testing requirements and answers to frequently asked questions.