COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 sentinel testing continues to help protect the health and safety of our entire TU community.

Sentinel Testing for Fall 2021

TU’s COVID-19 sentinel testing efforts play a critical and effective role in monitoring, evaluating and limiting the introduction and spread of COVID-19 on campus. This fall, sentinel testing participation is required for students, faculty and staff who are: 

  • Partially vaccinated
  • Vaccination exempt for medical or religious reasons

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to be sentinel tested. 

Twice-Weekly Requirement

Individuals required to participate in sentinel testing must schedule and complete two tests per week throughout the entire fall term. Testing days for required individuals are assigned as either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Assignments are communicated via email. Use the links below to schedule tests on assigned days. Students, faculty and staff who do not meet the twice-weekly requirement will face consequences for unvaccinated individuals.

Rapid Sentinel Testing

Based on updated health guidance, COVID-19 rapid tests are now the primary tests used for all students, faculty and staff on campus. COVID-19 rapid tests provide quick results. Positive results from rapid tests are always confirmed with an additional PCR test. 

Rapid sentinel tests are conducted at the West Village Testing Center, located on the ground level of the West Village Parking Garage. The testing center is next to the elevators closest to Emerson Drive. Parking is available on the third level. If you parked in the garage, make a right when you exit the elevator. The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Rapid test appointments generally last between 20-25 minutes. 

Testing Off-Campus

The West Village Village Testing Center is open for sentinel testing participants only.  

If you would like to get tested at any time for any reason, especially after you travel, you’re encouraged to take advantage of free testing sites in Baltimore County and  throughout Maryland.