UMB's Return to Campus Guide provides guidance specific to UMB that will allow schools and departments to manage operations in a safe and effective way as the University conducts a phased return to campus.

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Welcome to the University of Maryland, Baltimore COVID-19 Recovery website.

Here, you will find information for faculty, staff, students, and community members. Each section includes FAQs, announcements, and resources across a variety of topics. Click on your audience area to get started. This homepage serves as a dashboard for easy-to-find information about the status and access restrictions of each building, office, and program on campus.


School-Specific COVID-19 Information

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Transportation Services

UMB shuttle Scheduled to resume Aug. 2
Safe Ride Available 7 a.m. to 1 a.m, 365 days a year
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Letter: Vaccination Timeline and Appointments Available for Family and Friends

Posted May 18, 2021

There finally seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, and with lower COVID-19 positivity rates and increased vaccinations, we are able to resume more in-person activities. I am grateful to all of you in the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community for helping us get to this point, and I look forward to being back on campus with you soon. Read more.

UMB COVID-19 Management Portal

Posted May 18, 2021

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Recovery Task Force has introduced a new one-stop online shop for submitting COVID-19 information including vaccination information, vaccination scheduling, vaccination exemption, and CRISP authorization. Read more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Process

Updated May 18, 2021

If you have an allergy to the COVID-19 vaccine or a specific medical condition that precludes the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, or If your religious beliefs or practices conflict with the USM and UMB COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please provide the following information. Read more.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Why is UMB not publishing a positivity rate?

Test positivity rates are a metric used to help public health officials determine if their state or county is testing enough of its population for the size of the COVID-19 pandemic. Positivity is a measure of testing capacity, and can be used to inform interpretation of case trends, but it is not a measure of how prevalent a disease is in a community.

UMB is currently using a multi-pronged approach to surveillance and testing on campus. The pillars of the strategy include: SAFE on Campus daily symptom monitoring, contact tracing to locate and quarantine any high risk exposures, and risk-based testing for students and employees. As UMB is a close partner with the University of Maryland Medical System, we have directed our students and employees to the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital and UMaryland Immediate Care as well as other community testing sites for COVID-19 tests. Due to patient privacy laws, UMB does not have direct access to these test results. So the positivity rate would not have the same relevance in our context as it does for state and local health departments, and so UMB is not publishing it at this time.

For more information about the key metrics UMB is using to assess safety on-campus and guide our status of operations, please see How To Assess UMB Campus Operations During Pandemic.