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  • May 7, 2021
    If you believe you require an exemption from the COVID vaccine mandate, please complete one of the following forms:

    Medical Exemption

    Religious Exemption

    If you have a question and don't see an answer, email icare@umes.edu.


    April 16, 2021

    Testing numbers as of April 16, 2021

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    January 29, 2021

    Monday, Feb. 1 starting at 10 a.m. will be our first round of ANTIGEN testing. This necessitates a NEW PROCESS, so please pay attention to the following steps and be patient as we all work to adapt. PLEASE BRING YOUR HAWK ID or KNOW YOUR NUMBER. You will need this each testing cycle.

    STEP 1 – Complete your consent form in the lobby of Hytche Arena

    STEP 2 – CARRY YOUR FORM INSIDE THE ARENA to ANY table (No ABC names)

    STEP 3 – Step up to a table, PRINT your name and phone number LEGIBLY on a label

    STEP 4 – TAKE BOTH THE FORM AND THE LABEL and proceed to the testing area where the healthcare
                    providers are stationed

    STEP 5 – Hand the form to the healthcare provider and place the label on your test kit

    STEP 6 – Complete nasal swab in both nostrils for 8 – 10 seconds on EACH SIDE

    STEP 7 – Leave swab with the tester and proceed on with your day

    PLEASE NOTE – You will ONLY BE CONTACTED IF YOUR TEST READS POSITIVE and you will be contacted ON THE SAME DAY AS TESTING.

    If you test positive, PLEASE WORK WITH OUR STAFF AND SOMERSET COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT to keep our community safe by answering questions honestly and politely, isolating for the recommended time frame, and following all instructions.

    Only by working together can we keep our community safe.

    Testing will take place EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY and ALL CAMPUS COMMUNITY members are expected to be tested each time. We know this is an inconvenience, and we are so close to vaccinations being widely available, but PLEASE do your part until such time that we can safely celebrate the end of the pandemic together.

    Here are your test times, grouped by birth month:

    Birth Month
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM January 
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM February & March
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM April & May
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM June & July 
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM August & September
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM October
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM November & December  

    President Message on Commencement - November 13, 2020

    Student and Family Town Hall - July 16, 2020

    COVID-19 Training Module

    Return to Campus Plans

    UMES Student Return to Campus Planning Fall 2020 - Letter to Students - June 8, 2020

    Return to Campus update - June 4, 2020

    Guidelines of Research Relaunching

    Proposed Research Relaunching Guidelines for UMES Vessels

    Staying calm through the COVID-19 pandemic