Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a volunteer or affiliate that needs access to SAFE?

Posted September 15, 2020

If you are in the community system and you would like to be included in the SAFE daily monitoring system reach out to the helpdesk,, to request to be added to SAFE. Read more.

What is the Episodic Symptom Monitoring Report Form?

Updated September 15, 2020

The Episodic Symptom Monitoring Report Form is intended to be used if you are already on a pause from daily symptom monitoring, but need to come into work or to attend school activities on a one-time or infrequent basis during a longer period of remote working or learning. Read more.

Will I get the flu from the flu shot?

Posted September 08, 2020

No. You cannot get the flu from the flu shot. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

‘Virtual Blue Bins’ Are Open for Collecting Donations

Posted September 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for flexibility with the annual donation drives organized by UMB’s Staff Senate and the Office of Community Engagement. Read more.

Free Pediatric Immunizations For Baltimore Families

Posted September 18, 2020

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) are sponsoring a free immunization clinic for children. Vaccinations will be available for children entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and seventh grade this academic year. Read more.

Back-to-School Campus Safety

Posted August 27, 2020

Welcome - 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). Read more.

Policies and Guidance

COVID-19 Visitors Guidance

Updated August 26, 2020

This guidance provides the framework for a visitor accessing UMB-owned or -occupied facilities to ensure consistency with health and safety practices of the University. The guidance is intended to satisfy academic semester(s) fall 2020, with extension into spring 2021 as necessary. Read more.

Visitors COVID-19 Acknowledgment Form

Posted August 17, 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

CDC Flu Frequently Asked Questions

Posted September 08, 2020

Influenza-related questions & answers, organized by topic. Read more.

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19

Posted September 08, 2020

Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two. Read more.

Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

Posted September 08, 2020

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like avoiding people who are sick, covering your cough, and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like flu. Read more.