Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Updated December 16, 2020

Options: Please call your medical provider. Students and employees can register for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on campus at a special clinic at the SMC Campus Center, or schedule a COVID-19 test at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. The Maryland Department of Health updates its list and map of COVID-19 test sites each Monday. Read more.

Why is UMB not publishing a positivity rate?

Posted November 24, 2020

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. Read more.

How can I report someone for not wearing a face covering, not physically distancing or other COVID-19 hygiene issues?

Updated October 09, 2020

You may report the situation using the Report Face Covering/Physical Distancing Concerns form. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

This Week In COVID-19 Vaccine News | Dec. 18

Posted December 18, 2020

Well, we experienced another week of tremendous of events in the development of COVID-19 vaccines. For the second week in a row, I want to summarize some of the major events and put these into perspective so that everyone can understand the situation. Read more.

Letter: Take Pride in UMB: Vaccine News

Posted December 08, 2020

You should be extremely proud to be part of UMB. When people can finally gather safely in this country, it will be in no small part because of the work of this institution. For more than four decades, our researchers in the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at the School of Medicine have worked domestically and internationally to develop, test, and deploy vaccines. Read more.

Encouraging the Use of MD COVID Alert

Posted November 12, 2020

This 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. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

Additional UMB Travel Guidance

Updated December 17, 2020

UMB continues to prohibit work-related, out-of-state travel, with very limited exceptions remain in effect. Read more.

Visitors COVID-19 Acknowledgment Form

Updated October 14, 2020

Complete the UMB Visitors COVID Acknowledgment Form for scheduled visitors to UMB in accordance with the COVID-19 Visitors Guidance. Read more.

UMB Policy Requiring Use of Face Coverings

Posted August 03, 2020

It is established that face coverings are vital to control of the spread of COVID-19. UMB adopts this policy in the interest of minimizing risk of spread of COVID-19among students, faculty, staff, clients,and others coming to the campus. Read more.

Additional Resources

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient FDA Fact Sheet

Posted January 23, 2021

Read this Fact Sheet for information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Read more.

Maryland's Phased COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Posted January 15, 2021

Vaccine supply is dependent on the federal government’s allocation to Maryland and is subject to change. P​ lease note that population groups are non-exhaustive and all numbers are approximate. Read more.

Maryland Vaccination Site Locator

Posted January 15, 2021

Marylanders who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can now visit and enter their address, ZIP code, or location to view vaccination clinics available within a 50-mile radius. Users are then directed to contact the clinic of their choice for scheduling and more information. Additional sites will be added as providers verify they are ready. Read more.