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

Dentistry Graduate Medicine Nursing Pharmacy Social Work

The Law school would like its community to use the central website for 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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Delta Variant Q&A with UMB's Dr. Wilbur Chen

Posted July 30, 2021

Wilbur H. Chen, MD, MS, professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, answers frequently asked questions about the Delta variant. Read more.

The UMB Pulse: Tyrone Roper and the Community Engagement Center

Posted July 29, 2021

Get to know the director of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Community Engagement Center Tyrone Roper (08:33), how the CEC has engaged with West Baltimore residents during the pandemic (11:50), learn all about the brand new Community Engagement Center building at 16 S. Poppleton St. (26:58) and get a preview of events coming soon the the CEC (39:10). Read more.

Letter: The Delta Variant and UMB

Posted July 29, 2021

I write today amidst the headlines of the extremely contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 to reassure you that the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is monitoring the situation and taking it very seriously. As you may have seen this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared guidance that vaccinated people should wear masks in certain circumstances including in high-transmission areas. 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.