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March 12, 2021Letter: COVID-19 Testing Policy Update Many in our UMB community have been vaccinated against COVID-19. As such, you may submit proof of being fully vaccinated in place of a negative COVID-19 test result. To be considered fully vaccinated for this round of testing, you must have received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine by March 20, 2021.
March 12, 2021Pop-up Pantry at SMC Campus Center Loading DockThe Pop-Up Pantry is designed for students, employees, and community members to pick up food products while quantities last. This event is hosted in an effort to combat food and basic needs insecurities. Individuals or groups will receive a 30 lb. box of non-perishable food.
March 12, 2021Letter: COVID-19 One Year LaterTwelve months, long and difficult hours on the front lines caring for COVID-19 patients, countless online meetings and classes, canceled in-person events, virtual graduation, masking up and staying apart, and, most heartbreaking of all, over half a million loved ones who are no longer with us. We are marking a year with the COVID-19 pandemic that has been unlike any other.
March 02, 2021Letter: Statement of Intent for Summer and Fall Semester UMB’s planning efforts now look beyond this spring, and I am optimistic that the public health situation will allow UMB to pivot toward more in-person activities. With that in mind, I want to share our intent for the summer and the fall semester:
February 18, 2021Letter: COVID-19 Reminders and UMB Student Affairs UpdatesWith the spring 2021 semester underway, I want to ensure that you have the information you need to have a meaningful experience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Whether your coursework is completely online or requires in-person learning at UMB, the Universities at Shady Grove, or another location, the UMB Division of Student Affairs is committed to helping you achieve your academic, personal, and professional goals.
February 04, 2021Letter: UMB COVID-19 Vaccination UpdatesWe have two important updates regarding vaccinations: an update to the vaccine priority survey and a request for information once vaccinated.
January 11, 2021How do I know which vaccine priority group I will be placed in?You will be placed into the highest appropriate vaccine priority group based on your responses to the questions on the form. Vaccine allocations are based on the Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and information provided by Gov. Larry Hogan related to the rollout of vaccines. These plans, and therefore your designated vaccine priority group, are subject to change.
December 17, 2020Submit Your COVID-19 Vaccines QuestionsNow that initial COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, what does this mean?
December 03, 2020Join the ‘Fight COVID-19 in One Click’ CampaignAs COVID-19 continues to spread, we are using every tool we have to slow the spread within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community. That's why I am asking each of you to participate in our Fight COVID-19 in One Click campaign.
November 19, 2020Thanksgiving Holiday Travel GuidanceAs we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to provide all UMB faculty, staff, and students and UMMS employees and medical staff with guidance around travel and COVID-19 testing. This directive strongly advises people to refrain from non-essential travel due to the recent increase in COVID-19 infections.
November 12, 2020Encouraging the Use of MD COVID AlertThis week, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) launched a smartphone app called MD COVID Alert. As a university committed to knowledge, accountability, and excellence, I strongly encourage you to take part in this important initiative by downloading the app and/or activating Exposure Notifications on your phone.
November 12, 2020COVID-19 Safety Strategies for ThanksgivingThe University of Maryland Medical System offers tips and suggestions on how to enjoy the holiday while keeping yourself and your family healthy and safe during the pandemic.
October 28, 2020Student Parking at UMB during the COVID-19 PandemicA compilation of frequently asked questions concerning student parking from Parking and Transportation Services.
October 09, 2020Fall Semester 2020 URecFit Fee UpdateAfter consulting with the University Student Government Association (USGA) and the Student Fee Advisory Board (SFAB), it is our intention to reimburse 50% of the Campus Center Infrastructure & Services Fee (CCIS) associated with URecFit for the fall term, which is $41.50 for full-time students and $4.55 per credit for part-time students.
October 08, 2020Letter Regarding Spring Semester 2021As the leaves start to change and the air turns cooler, I know many of you are wondering about plans for next semester. The health and safety of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community is at the forefront of my decision-making, and we have yet to see significant change in the pandemic. In fact, experts are predicting a surge in COVID-19 cases as winter and the flu season hits. As such, you should begin to plan for the spring 2021 semester to look much like this fall.
August 27, 2020Back-to-School Campus SafetyWelcome - whether virtually or in person - to another academic year at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Since 2016, I've had the pleasure of meeting many members of our UMB community, and I am now proud to serve as interim chief of the UMB Police Department (UMBPD).
August 10, 2020Letter regarding SAFE on Campus Symptom MonitoringUniversity System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A. Perman, MD, recently announced that all students, faculty, and staff of USM universities and regional centers will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to their campuses. I support this decision, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is taking additional steps to protect our community. In addition to last week’s updated Face Covering Policy that is in place, all UMB students, faculty, and staff will be requ
August 07, 2020What type of COVID-19 test must I get?You must get a COVID-19 diagnostic test. This type of test will show if you have an active coronavirus infection. Currently there are two types of diagnostic tests: molecular tests, such as RT-PCR tests, that detect the virus’ genetic material, and antigen tests that detect specific proteins on the surface of the virus.
August 07, 2020Are contractors or non-UMB visitors required to be tested prior to working at UMB? UMB expects all contractors working on campus to have effective COVID-19 safety plans in place. However, at this time, UMB is not requiring contractors to submit documentation of COVID-19 test results for their employees.
July 09, 2020Letter Regarding International Students UpdateBy now, you’ve likely seen that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a new rule that international students will not be able to remain in the country this fall if they take only online courses. The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) continues to plan for instruction that keeps students, faculty, and staff healthy and safe during this global public health crisis.
June 26, 2020Letter Regarding UMB Parking UpdatesThe Office of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has implemented a new traffic/garage text alerts system to inform the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community of traffic conditions. These notifications would affect immediate travel to and from campus for faculty, staff, students, and anyone who frequents campus. The alerts also will inform the UMB community of any urgent operational incidents regarding our garage facilities.
June 22, 2020Thank You for Supporting UMB's Front Line EmployeesAs restrictions due to COVID-19 are slowly being lifted, today marks the close of the University of Maryland, Baltimore's (UMB) Food for Our Front Lines program.
June 18, 2020Are we ready to reopen research laboratories? The decision to reopen June 8 was based on several considerations, including Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to lift his stay-at-home order, and Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell’s determination that the campus is prepared to safely return for limited research activities.
June 17, 2020Letter Regarding Maintenance and Ensuring Healthy FacilitiesEVS and EHS have been working together during this pandemic event to learn, understand and adhere to the cleaning and disinfection guidance provided by the CDC and other infection control experts.
May 20, 2020Return to Normal Pay Practices At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, UMB temporarily and dramatically altered the way it traditionally operates by transitioning the majority of the workforce to remote working status.