COVID-19 Updates and Information

Testing Protocols

COVID-19 Testing Protocol for Fall 2021

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.