Community: Health Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Use a Rapid Test and PCR Test?

Posted February 03, 2022

Rapid and PCR tests have different guidelines for use depending on testing for symptoms, after an exposure, or after a positive COVID-19 test. Read more.

I lost my COVID-19 vaccination card or need a copy of my vaccination/booster record. How do I get a replacement or print a copy?

Updated January 18, 2022

If you need a replacement copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card, Maryland MyIR is a free online service where consumers can view and print copies of their official vaccination records directly from ImmuNet, Maryland's secure immunization information system. Register for a MyIR account to access your records. Read more.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Updated January 06, 2022

Options: Please call your medical provider. Students and employees can register for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing through UMaryland Immediate Care, or schedule a COVID-19 test at State Center. The Maryland Department of Health updates its list and map of COVID-19 test sites each Monday. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Letter: New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Wednesday

Posted January 18, 2022

A new COVID-19 walk-up testing site will open Wednesday, Jan. 19, that is conveniently located for the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland National Guard will operate a testing site in the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Modular Care Unit, atop the Paca-Pratt parking lot, at 110 S. Paca St. (Please note that UMMC is merely serving as a host site and is not involved in operations.) Read more.

Working Together to Reduce COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in West Baltimore

Posted November 04, 2021

The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science invites all faculty, staff, and students to the annual Francis S. Balassone Memorial Lecture on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in Pharmacy Hall, Room N103. This year's lecture will focus on “Working Together to Reduce COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in West Baltimore.” It will feature a presentation of the documentary Vaccination from the Misinformation Virus Read more.

How Buildings Are Cleaned and Disinfected

Posted June 12, 2020

In addition to routine custodial cleaning, the University has implemented an enhanced cleaning protocol and frequency to clean and disinfect common areas and commonly touched surfaces in occupied buildings. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

Additional UMB Travel Guidance

Updated April 21, 2022

UMB continues to strongly advise people to refrain from non-essential travel. Read more.

UMB Policy Requiring Use of Face Coverings

Updated March 25, 2022

Regardless of vaccination status, masks are only required for people 2 years or older in the following locations Read more.

Additional Resources

Posted March 31, 2022

Official one-stop website for Covid-19 information by the federal government. Read more.

CDC: Effectiveness of Face Mask or Respirator Use in Indoor Public Settings for Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Posted February 18, 2022

Consistent use of a face mask or respirator in indoor public settings was associated with lower odds of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test result (adjusted odds ratio = 0.44). Use of respirators with higher filtration capacity was associated with the most protection, compared with no mask use. Read more.

Posted January 19, 2022

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Read more.