COVID Response & Planning

Towson University continues to take informed action to ensure the health and safety of our community through the COVID-19 pandemic. See what’s required for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

Update: Jan. 7, 2022

TU announced the following plans in advance of the spring term. These actions are aligned with USM COVID-19 decisions and protocols:

  • TU is requiring full vaccination against COVID-19— including boosters for those who are eligible—for the spring 2022 term. All students, faculty and staff are required to upload proof of vaccination and/or booster to Towson.edu/VaxVerify by Jan. 31 or within 14 days of becoming eligible. If you've already received a booster, you can submit proof now.
  • All members of the TU community are required to have a negative result from a COVID-19 test within five days prior to returning to campus for regularly-scheduled work, classes or residential move-in, or by Jan. 31, whichever comes first. Any PCR, rapid antigen or at-home negative test will be accepted. Report your return test result using the COVID-19 Negative Test Confirmation form
  • Residential students will have an opportunity for a return test at the West Village Testing Center prior to move-in at the end of January.
  • TU remains mask-on in all indoor locations. TU is requiring KN95 masks in all classroom settings both for the remainder of the minimester and the start of the spring term.

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Masks: Required Indoors

Masks are required in all TU buildings for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. KN95 masks are required in all classroom settings.

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Vaccinations: Required Unless Exempt

All students, faculty, staff and contractors on campus must be fully vaccinated or receive an exemption. TU guests are not required to be vaccinated, but all guests must wear a mask. 

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Consequences for Unvaccinated Individuals

All unvaccinated individuals and those with approved exemptions will be required to complete a daily QuickScan and participate in COVID testing this fall. 

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Reporting COVID-19

If you’re confirmed to have COVID or have been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID, notify the University Health Center confidentially using the online reporting form.  

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