Spring 2021 Plan and Information
COVID-19 Updates and Information

COVID Dashboard

Frostburg State University's testing protocol has been expanded so that all eligible students and employees will now test twice EVERY week during the spring term. The ability to offer additional testing is a result of the efficiency in setting up and running the university’s testing system as well as working with other state universities and the University System of Maryland office. The additional number of tests will provide a stronger dataset.

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.

TESTING RESULTS

Updated May 4, 2021; newest testing period listed at top of table

Testing Period Number of FSU-Administered Tests – Negative Number of FSU-Administered Tests – Positive Positivity Rate
Apr. 26-May 2, 2021 1,566 9 0.57%
Apr. 19-25, 2021 1,977 15 0.75%
Apr. 12-18, 2021 2,394 24 0.99%
Apr. 5-11, 2021 3,196 30 0.93%
Mar. 29-Apr. 4, 2021 3,154 20 0.63%
Mar. 22-28, 2021 3,223 19 0.59%
Mar. 15-21, 2021 3,008 4 0.13%
Mar. 8-14, 2021 3,245 2 0.06%
Mar. 1-7, 2021 3,292 1 0.03%
Feb. 22-28, 2021 3,189 2 0.06%
Feb. 15-21, 2021 2,791 0 0.00%
Feb. 8-14, 2021 3,123 1 0.03%
Feb. 1-7, 2021 2,367 6 0.25%
Jan. 25-31, 2021 1,718 9 0.52%
Jan. 17-24, 2021 1,964 7 0.36%

 


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Apr 26 - May 2
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Important Notes:

  • TEST RESULTS: Test results also include athletics testing and symptomatic tests conducted by Brady Health. The total number of test reults 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 https://www.frostburg.edu/checkin. Visitors to campus are required to attest that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.

Additional Resources:


VACCINATIONS

Gov. Hogan has opened COVID-19 vaccines to all Maryland residents aged 16 and older. Read more about current vaccination phases in Maryland, elgibility and options on our main Vaccinations page. 

IMPORTANT: If you receive a vaccine, please be sure to enter that information at www.frostburg.edu/checkin. Look for "My Vaccinations" in the menu at the top right. You can enter first and second doses.

TOTAL VACCINATIONS

reported through Check-In Portal, updated May 4, 2021

Partially Vaccinated Fully Vaccinated
Total # of Students/Employees 206 1,157

 


Testing Protocol

COVID testing swab and container

(REVISED Feb. 2, 2021) To guide our decisions for a safer campus, Frostburg State University is implementing an intensive COVID-19 testing strategy for the spring semester. All students, faculty and staff who are regularly on campus will be tested twice every week using the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test. If your antigen test returns a positive result, you will be informed quickly and must follow up with Brady Health (for students) or your healthcare provider (for faculty and staff). Results will also be uploaded to your COVID-19 Check-in Portal approximately 20 minutes after your test.

A portion of our community is exempt from testing. You may be exempt if:

  1. you are an employee who is mostly teleworking/teaching fully online;
  2. all of your classes are fully online AND you are living off campus;
  3. you are a student-athlete (and being tested through Athletics);
  4. you previously tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days and have uploaded the result to the COVID Check-In Portal;
  5. you've submitted a complete COVID-19 vaccination record via the COVID Check-In Portal;
  6. for a reason not listed above, you've submitted an approved exemption request via the COVID Check-In Portal.

You can check your current exemption status by visiting the COVID Check-in Portal.

Test Center Information and Guidance

Testing is held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no testing on Wednesdays) in the ARMAH, Lane Center. Enter through the south-side doors on the bottom level of the Lane Center — near the bookstore — and follow the signs to the check-in stations. 

The following guidance is offered:

  • No appointment is necessary, but eligible students and employees should plan to be tested once on Monday/Tuesday and again on Thursday/Friday. You can choose which days, and you do not have to use the same days each week.
  • The test center will not test on Wednesdays.
  • The test times are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • To avoid crowds, do not show up before 9 a.m., at the top of each hour, or right before the 3 p.m. closing.
  • If you are only on campus once a week (excluding Wednesdays), you may test on that day only.
  • Testing in the Lane Center is for NON-SYMPTOMATIC individuals. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact Brady Health or your health care provider.

To promote efficient and effective follow-up, please designate within your registration a reliable cell phone number and ensure that visiting the COVID-19 Check-In Portal is part of your daily routine. Please note that, to maintain appropriate social distancing and avoid crowds, try not to show up for testing prior to opening or at the top of the hour during the three-hour time block.

The testing population list will be reviewed by the Registrar (for students) or the Office of Human Resources (for faculty and staff) to ensure all constituents required to be tested are fulfilling their testing obligation per the social compact.

Thank you for your cooperation as we implement this comprehensive screening protocol in an effort to keep our campus safe. Email COVIDtesting@frostburg.edu with any questions.

REMEMBER: Test Twice — Every Week!