Testing, Hygiene, and Health

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing

As noted in Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell’s July 31, 2020, COVID-19 Testing for Employees and Students Returning to Campus announcement, students and employees must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test taken within 14 days prior to returning to campus in fall 2020.

COVID-19 Testing Locations
Submitting Test Results
  • Students: Do not upload your test results into the SAFE form. You will soon receive guidance on how to share your COVID-19 test results.
  • Employees: Upload evidence of negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result to the secure, confidential, and HIPAA-compliant UMB SAFE on Campus app once it is launched. Directions on uploading results will be provided as part of the SAFE on Campus app launch.
COVID-19 Testing Costs

There is free COVID-19 testing offered in the state of Maryland. With Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance, there are no co-pays for a COVID-19 test. Therefore, UMB will not cover any medical costs associated with COVID-19 testing for students or employees.


How Do I Upload My COVID-19 Test Result to SAFE?

Updated September 15, 2020

If you need to report a recent COVID-19 test result complete that section with the date of the test, the test result, the test location and upload a pdf copy of your test result unless you are a student. Read more.

I am a student who will ONLY be at a clinical / experiential learning site that is not on the UMB or USG campuses. Do I need to get a post-Labor Day COVID-19 test?

Posted September 04, 2020

No. Individuals who will not be on the UMB or USG campuses are not required to obtain a post-Labor Day COVID-19 test, unless the clinic/experiential site requires it. Read more.

As the university gradually reopens, faculty, staff, and students are required to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Campus Facilities Cleaning and Disinfecting

An outline of UMB’s enhanced cleaning procedures and instructions for cleaning surfaces to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Environmental Services (EVS) has been consistently working with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to learn, understand, and adapt to the cleaning and disinfecting changes and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other infection control experts. Cleaning and disinfecting protocol has been adjusted because of the pandemic, focusing on high-touch areas.

Download or order COVID-19 signage for campus in the COVID-19 Digital Signage Toolbox.


Point-of-Use Cleaning Carts

The Point-of-Use Cleaning Cart is part of our Protect UMB Pledge.  

For us all to stay healthy, we need to be responsible and commit to our Pledge. This includes utilizing the Point-of-Use Cleaning Kit supplies provided on carts to disinfect surfaces that we will be touching or using prior to use. 

The kits will include appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) gloves, disinfectant spray, dry wipes, and hand sanitizer.  

Letter regarding Post-Labor Day testing

Posted September 03, 2020

Thank you for your continued diligence to help keep the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community healthy and safe. Daily symptom monitoring, physical distancing, face coverings, and testing are tools we use to create a low-transmission environment at UMB. In consultation with the University System of Maryland (USM), UMB will require that all students, faculty, and staff coming to campus between Sept. 7 and Sept. 26 receive a negative COVID-19 test during that period. For some, this is a Read more.

How to Use Point-of-Use Cleaning Kits

Posted September 02, 2020

Following these steps will help create a safe, healthy, and efficient way to clean surfaces on campus. Keep in mind to clean areas and surfaces before use. Read more.

Why shouldn’t I bring my own cleaning products to use on campus?

Posted September 02, 2020

It is recommended that you do not bring your own cleaning products to campus. Read more.