Coronavirus Update

March 16, 2022

Return from Spring Break Testing Protocol

If you are a commuting student or employee, please remember to pick-up a self-test kit from the library or student center before you leave campus for spring break. Self-test kits are to be used 24 hours before returning to campus.  Residential students will be tested on campus upon return from spring break.

Self-Test Kit Instructions

  • Distribution: Thursday, March 16 – Friday, March 18
  • Register by texting “Test Needed” to 301-215-2044 and follow the instructions
  • Pickup Locations:
  • Student Center Ticket Window, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thurgood Marshall Library Lobby 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Free rapid COVID tests can also be ordered at
  • Test yourself within 24 hours before returning to campus
  • If you get a positive result, upload a photo to the Wellness Portal showing your name and date of test or call 301-860-4170. You must isolate at home for five days.

Residential Student Testing

Residential students will be tested at three locations on campus prior to being allowed back into the residence halls.

  • CMRC and ELLC: March 25-27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • All other residence halls – McKeldin Gym: March 26-27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If a positive test result occurs, the student must return home to isolate for five days. After isolation a take-home rapid test must be taken to confirm that you are negative for infection to allow you to check into the residence hall.

Please continue to monitor your email for updates and regularly check the Coronavirus Information webpage for the latest information. If you have questions, please email