At-home COVID tests for Spring Break

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kimberly M. Scott informs students of at-home tests available to students

Dear UMassD Students,

As you probably know, Spring Break begins after classes end on Friday, March 4. To ensure a safe and healthy return to campus when classes resume on March 14, the university will provide each student with two at-home COVID-19 tests.

Here’s how you can get your free at-home tests: 

  • Commuter students can pick up their tests at the UMass Pass desk on the ground floor of the Campus Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. between February 28 and March 4. 
  • Residential students can pick up their tests at the check-in desk of their residence hall from 7 p.m. until Midnight between February 27 and March 1. 
  • Law School, SMAST, and STAR Store will receive test kits to distribute to students attending classes within those buildings. 
  • Please show your UMassD ID to receive your tests.

Once you have your tests, here’s what to do: 

  • Take the first test 24-36 hours before you return to campus and the second test on the day you are returning to campus
  • For example, if you plan to come back on Sunday afternoon, take the first test Saturday morning and the second test Sunday morning. 
  • If either test is positive:
  • Remain home and isolate for five days. 
  • Send a secure message via the Health Service portal or call the COVID-19 phone line at Health Services 508-910-6514 to leave a voicemail.  
  • Notify any close contacts that they have been exposed. 
  • Do not return to campus if you are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact corona.virus@umassd.edu or review our Frequently Asked Questions for Students website for more information.

I hope you have a great Spring Break and come back ready to finish the semester strong!

All the Best,

 

Kimberly M. Scott, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 



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