UMSON Student 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

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.

Per Maryland state travel restrictions instituted Dec. 17, 2020, travel outside of Maryland (with exceptions) requires COVID-19 testing and quarantining. Learn more.

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Student CategorySAFE on Campus Screening Requirements
All UMSON Students SAFE on Campus screening has been paused for all students until Jan. 27, 2021. However, if you must physically access the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) or the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) for any reason you must complete the Episodic Self-Monitoring Symptom Report on the date(s) you will access those locations.

Starting Jan. 27, the SAFE on Campus screening survey will be emailed to all students at 4 a.m., with a reminder at 9 a.m. if it is not completed. All students will receive the daily email to complete the survey. The survey needs to be completed only on days when you are attending an in-person learning experience as an UMSON student (i.e., clinical, simulation, precepted experience) or physically accessing the UMB or USG for another reason. Your contact information and your primary supervisor will be pre-populated in the survey. You should not use the episodic screening form and should always use the survey link emailed to you daily.

 

Student CategoryCOVID-19 Testing Requirements
Determine which of the following situations is applicable to you, as one or more will apply.
BSN, CNL, or DNP students participating in clinical experiences or in-person learning activities at UMB or USG EARLY to count for your spring 2021 practicum, community health rotation, or advanced practice hours
  • You must obtain a COVID-19 test no earlier than Dec. 14, 2020.
  • By Jan. 8, 2021: Upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test result OR a medical clearance within the past three months post-COVID-19 infection to CastleBranch. If you have already uploaded the medical clearance, it must be re-uploaded. See upload instructions.
  • Complete the Episodic Self-Monitoring Symptom Report on the date(s) you are participating in clinical or in-person learning activities.

See upload instructions.

Spring 2021 UMSON students at either UMB or USG

Must do one of the following:

  • If returning to either location for the first time after Jan. 28, 2021, upload to CastleBranch proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 14 days prior to accessing either location.
    OR
  • If accessing either location up to or including Jan. 28, 2021, upload to CastleBranch proof of a negative COVID-19 test result completed in January 2021.
    OR
  • Upload to CastleBranch proof of a medical clearance within the past three months post-COVID-19 infection; if you have already uploaded the medical clearance, it must be re-uploaded prior to accessing either UMB or USG.

See upload instructions.

Note:

  • UMB-based nursing students: Additional requirements for COVID-19 testing or medical clearance post-COVID-19 infection beyond Jan. 28, 2021, will be determined at the University level.
  • USG-based nursing students: Additional requirements for COVID-19 testing or medical clearance post-COVID-19 infection beyond Jan. 28, 2021, will be determined by UMB and USG. USG nursing students will have to comply with both institutions’ requirements.
UMSON students who have to be fit tested for spring 2021 learning activities

Must do one of the following:

  • Upload to CastleBranch proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 14 days prior to accessing either UMB or USG for fit testing.
    OR
  • Upload to CastleBranch proof of a medical clearance within the past three months post-COVID-19 infection. If you have already uploaded the medical clearance, it must be re-uploaded.
See upload instructions
UMSON students who participate in COVID-19 vaccine administration at UMB’s Southern Management Corporation Campus Center

Nursing students who are meeting degree requirements by participating in vaccine administration at the SMC Campus Center must do one of the following:

  • Upload to CastleBranch proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 14 days prior to accessing UMB for vaccine administration.
    OR
  • Upload to CastleBranch proof of a medical clearance within the past three months post-COVID-19 infection. If you have already uploaded the medical clearance, it must be re-uploaded.

See upload instructions.

Nursing students coming to UMB strictly to volunteer at the SMC Campus Center vaccine site, and who otherwise do not fall under UMB's COVID-19 testing requirements, are not subject to these requirements.

If you only physically access a location that is not UMB or USG in your role as an UMSON student
  • 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.