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.

Coronavirus Update

 

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Schedule, Clearance Badge for Students, Flu Shots

The Bowie State University Wellness Center has announced a rotating schedule of COVID-19 testing through the remainder of the fall semester. Testing will be provided three days each week beginning with employees and commuter student Sept. 28 – 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McKeldin Gym. See the full schedule below.

Appointments are required 48 hours before desired testing time. Employees must call 301-860-4170 for appointments.  Students may schedule appointment for COVID testing on the Wellness Center Patient Portal (https://patientportal.bowiestate.edu) using you BSU username and password. Students and employees must be tested every 30 days with a negative result to maintain access to the campus.

BSU COVID-19 Testing Schedule

 

Week of September 28-30
Commuter Students and Employees

Week of October 5-7
All Residential Students

Week of October 12-14
Commuter Students and Employees

Week of October 19-21
All Residential Students

Week of October 26-28
Commuter Students and Employees

Week of November 2-4
All Residential Students

Week of November 9-11
Commuter Students and Employees

Week of November 16-18
All Residential Students

Week of November 23-25
Commuter Students and Employees

Week of November 30-December 2
All Residential Students

Week of December 7-9
Commuter Students and Employees

Week of December 14-16
All Residential Students

Week of December 21-23
Commuter Students and Employees

Clearance Badge System for Students

The Wellness Center Patient Portal has been upgraded to indicate compliance with testing and daily screening practices with color-coded badges. Students must display the badge to gain access to campus and to some spaces on campus.

Badge Status Interpretation-     

Red means COVID-19 positive or exposed to COVID-19 Individual= no access to campus.

Yellow means overdue items- no COVID test submitted or test last performed greater than 30 days.

Green means Cleared - COVID-19 test is negative and the Daily COVID-19 survey has been completed within 24 hours.

Flu Shots Now Available

As the weather begins to cool down, the campus community is also encouraged to get the annual flu shot through the Wellness Center. No appointment necessary.

We can all take these precautions to reduce the spread of respiratory viruses on the campus. The diligent adherence to wearing face masks, hand washing and social distancing has helped to limit the number of positive COVID -19 cases at BSU to this point. We must maintain the course through the semester.

As always, if you have any questions, contact covid19@bowiestate.edu.