COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. Non-essential employees are mostly teleworking, and classes are following a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction.

August 4, 2020

Preparing for BSU On-site COVID-19 Testing

Staff of the Henry Wise Wellness Center will manage the on-site  COVID-19 testing for Bowie State University employees on August 5 and 6. To prepare for your appointment, please watch a short 2 minute video on nasal swab self-collection.  If you have questions or would like to discuss the information provided, please call Wellness Center staff at  301-860-4170.

Appointments are still available for testing on Wednesday and Thursday. Please use the links below to register.

How do I get my results?

The result will be available in 2-3 business days. Please use the Quest Diagnostic link to register for an account. Henry Wise Wellness Center will contact you by phone, if your test result is positive.

What does a positive result mean?

A positive result means that you have COVID-19.

If you have a positive test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. Therefore, it is also likely that you may be placed in isolation to avoid spreading the virus to others. You should also contact Wellness Center and self-isolate for 10 days, as long as you remain symptom free. You should continue to monitor symptoms and if symptoms do develop, discuss these symptoms along with any treatment with Wellness Center

What does a negative result mean?

If you test negative for COVID-19 by a viral test, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You might test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then.

How can I help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

STAY home as much as you can                     KEEP a safe distance at least 6 feet apart

WASH hands often                                          COVER your cough (wear face covering)

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