UMSON Student COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and SAFE Screening Requirements

Use the UMB COVID-19 Management Portal to:

  • Approve or deny Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) COVID-19 health information sharing
  • Schedule vaccination appointments at the UMB Vaccination Clinic
  • Request a vaccination exemption

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* If you are both a nursing student and an employee, student requirements take precedence. 

Updated July 19, 2021

Nursing students who fail to comply with these requirements will not be allowed to complete in-person learning activities at either UMB or USG until they are in compliance.

University System of Maryland Vaccination Mandate

All eligible faculty, students, and staff who will be on campus this fall must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

To meet the terms of the mandate, UMB employees and students should plan to have their dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine by:

  • First shot (if applicable): July 1
  • Final shot: Aug. 2

Upload your information to CastleBranch along with your other compliance requirements.

Returning students: If you do not see "COVID Vaccination" on your To-Do List, call CastleBranch at 888-723-4263 to have it added.

Hospitals and other clinical sites may have their own COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Students engaged in clinical site activities should note that external sites may have stricter vaccine rules than UMB. Being unvaccinated may impact the ability of a student to participate in activities at those external sites and complete the clinical portion of your education requirements, which will impact your ability to graduate.

SAFE on Campus Screening Requirements

If UMB has confirmation that you are fully vaccinated (i.e., 14 days have passed since your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine), you are required to complete the SAFE on Campus screening survey only on the days when attending a clinical practicum off-site.

Otherwise, students who are NOT fully vaccinated must complete the survey every day they are coming to campus or going to an off-site clinical practicum.

All students will receive the daily email to complete the survey at 4 a.m., with a reminder at 9 a.m. if it is not completed.

  • Your contact information and your primary supervisor will be pre-populated in the survey.
  • You will not be able to pause the daily survey.

Students coming to campus solely for medical appointments do not need to use SAFE on Campus survey.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

If you physically access a location that is not UMB or USG in your role as an UMSON student, you must comply with any COVID-19 testing guidelines of that site.

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.