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IMPORTANT: Testing Instructions for Commuter Students

January 26, 2021 1:05 PM

Happy first day of class! If you have registered for on-campus COVID-19 testing this week, please see below for instructions on installing the MG Scanner app. Please note: It is imperative that you install this app before leaving your home. 

Please look for an important email from MG Scanner Mobile (MG Scanner) and open it for instructions on how to download the new app (MarylandGenomics SampleScanner) required for COVID testing this semester.

This email will contain a unique activation QR code that
must NOT BE SHARED with anyone else!

This is a sample of the email you will receive.

Please sign your online Consent Form first, 


Click this link for more detailed instructions and install the app

A few other important details to remember about on-campus testing: 

  • This will be a non-observed, self-administered test with a nasal swab.

  • When you arrive on campus, proceed to the Commons Garage.

  • A volunteer will provide you a testing kit at the entrance.

  • Park in any available spot and perform the test. If you are unable to use the app, please turn on your hazard lights and someone will assist you.

  • After your test is completed, exit the garage and deposit your vial into the collection bin at the exit.

  • Your testing results will be posted to your COVID Compliance Card in your myUMBC profile. It generally takes 72 hours to receive your results.

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