COVID-19 Updates and Information

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Frostburg State University is continuing regular COVID-19 testing on campus. As part of the University System of Maryland mandate, regular testing is required of students and employees with authorized vaccination exemptions. (The frequency of testing may vary; the majority of students and employees must test twice weekly.) Vaccinated individuals are not required to test, but they may if they wish.

Aggregate testing data will be posted to this page and sent to campus every Tuesday during the semester. Testing data is among the several key COVID-19 indicators the University is monitoring to determine the raising or lowering of our institutional recovery response levels.

For more on the testing protocol, see below.

Testing Results

Important Notes

TEST RESULTS: The number of FSU-administered tests indicated above includes regular testing for those individuals with authorized exemptions, athletics testing, voluntary tests of vaccinated individuals, and symptomatic tests of students conducted by Brady Health Center. The number of test results reported each week will vary due to closures, weather, holidays and other factors. 

IDENTIFICATION: To protect individuals' private health information, FSU will not identify anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.

MONITORING: Additionally, all FSU students, faculty and staff participate in daily self-symptom monitoring by visiting Visitors to campus are required to attest that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.

Additional Resources

Testing Protocol

Frostburg State University will use testing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Institutions of Higher Education to inform our practice. Testing continues to be an important strategy to mitigate risks to the university community, local region, and State of Maryland. Consistent with these strategies, FSU will employ the following protocol:

Testing Dates & Times

  • Mon, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Tues, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Wed, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

  • FSU COVID-19 testing will be coordinated by the Brady Health Center. Compliance will be administered by Human Resources (employees) and Student Affairs (students). ACT Personnel will render contractual support.
  • Vaccinated constituents are not required to participate in COVID-19 testing, but they may choose to do so as they are comfortable. However, our onsite test center is for non-symptomatic surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Symptomatic students should call the Brady Health Center at 301-687-4310, Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to speak with our healthcare providers to triage your condition and provide medical care. Employees should reach out to their healthcare provider. Individuals with COVID symptoms should not report to work or attend class without medical clearance.
  • Unvaccinated constituents who have a medical or religious exemption are required to participate in testing twice a week on non-consecutive days.
  • The university will continue to closely monitor key indicators to inform future decision-making. Specifically, community transmission will be monitored through state and county positivity and case rates. Once those rates are below 5% and 10 cases per 100,000 for 14 consecutive days, testing will be reduced to one time per week based on current CDC guidance for areas with low transmission. There may be specific populations where testing will be more frequent.
  • The test center will utilize the Abbott Binax rapid antigen nasal swab test.
  • All constituents who are testing must verify their health each day using the Check-In Portal prior to arriving at the testing site. Additionally, testing constituents will be required to read and provide consent for testing through the portal upon checking in during their initial test for the semester.
  • Results will be provided to the constituent by the Check-In Portal in approximately 15 minutes after the test is administered. Positive test subjects will be called and notified by a nurse from the Brady Health Center with specific medical and isolation instructions.
  • Testing will begin on Monday, August 30 and will be located in Lane University Center, Room 113 during the following days and times:
    • Mondays, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
    • Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
    • Wednesdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

REMEMBER: Test Twice — Every Week!