UMSON Employee SAFE Screening and COVID-19 Testing Requirements

* If you are both a nursing student and an employee, student requirements take precedence. COVID-19 test results must be uploaded both to CastleBranch and SAFE on Campus.

Updated Jan. 19, 2021

As of Jan. 10, 2021:

Employee CategoryRequirements
Per Maryland state travel restrictions instituted Dec. 17, 2020, travel outside of Maryland (with exceptions) requires COVID-19 testing and quarantining. Learn more.
If you physically access either the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) or the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) locations AND YOUR SAFE ON CAMPUS SCREENING IS NOT PAUSED
  1. Complete SAFE on Campus screening 7 days a week

  2. Effective Jan. 10, all employees accessing either UMB or USG must obtain a COVID-19 test within 14 days prior to your return to the relevant location.

  3. Upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or medical clearance from Employee Health to the SAFE on Campus interface.

  4. A minimum of two business days prior to your arrival:

COVID-19 Testing for UMB Volunteers: UMSON faculty and staff coming to UMB strictly to volunteer at the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center vaccine site, and who otherwise do not fall under UMB's COVID-19 testing requirements, are not subject to UMB's testing requirements. Instead, volunteers need to follow the COVID-19 safety procedures in place at the vaccine site. This includes enhanced personal protective equipment (medical grade mask and eyewear for all volunteers) and daily symptom screening. Volunteers will be provided information on times when COVID-19 testing is available and access to testing should they desire a COVID-19 test on a voluntary basis.

If you physically access a location that is not UMB or USG in your role as an UMSON employee AND YOUR SAFE ON CAMPUS SCREENING IS NOT PAUSED
  1. Complete SAFE on Campus screening 7 days a week.

  2. Comply with any COVID-19 testing guidelines of that site.

COVID-19 Testing for UMB Volunteers: UMSON faculty and staff coming to UMB strictly to volunteer at the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center vaccine site, and who otherwise do not fall under UMB's COVID-19 testing requirements, are not subject to UMB's testing requirements. Instead, volunteers need to follow the COVID-19 safety procedures in place at the vaccine site. This includes enhanced personal protective equipment (medical grade mask and eyewear for all volunteers) and daily symptom screening. Volunteers will be provided information on times when COVID-19 testing is available and access to testing should they desire a COVID-19 test on a voluntary basis.

If you are on episodic telework (scheduled at least until March 31, 2021)

SAFE on Campus screening may be paused for a maximum of three months

If you plan to access UMB or USG in your role as an UMSON employee while your SAFE on Campus screening is paused, you must: 

      1. A minimum of two business days prior to your arrival:
      2. On the date(s) you will be on campus:
      3. If you plan to visit for 15 minutes or more, you must obtain a COVID-19 test within 14 days prior to your visit and upload proof of a negative result or medical clearance from Employee Health to the SAFE on Campus interface (this can be uploaded to the Episodic Self Monitoring Symptom Report in Step 2 above).

    Voluntary Activity

    Protect UMB Pledge: This pledge is voluntary, but we highly encourage all UMSON faculty, staff, and students to participate as testament to our dedication in improving the human condition.