Faculty: Employee Travel, Parking and Transportation

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the current CDC requirements for international students and scholars seeking to enter the U.S.?

Updated June 13, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires documentation of COVID-19 vaccination for all individuals seeking (re)entry to the United States on a temporary visa to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more.

Spring 2022 UMB COVID-19 FAQs

Updated May 31, 2022

On March 2, 2022, UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, announced changes to the University’s mask policy. The updated policy can be accessed at this link. We have developed the following answers to questions you might have regarding how the policy impacts you. We also encourage you to read the full policy. Read more.

What restrictions are in place for domestic out-of-state travel?

Updated May 13, 2021

On June 1, 2021, UMB will permit the resumption of domestic business travel. UMB travelers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with USM’s vaccination policy and follow current CDC domestic travel guidance. Currently this requires fully vaccinated (for COVID-19) domestic travelers self-monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and take other COVID-19 safety precautions when traveling domestically. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Letter: Taking Precautions Amid Increased COVID-19 Cases

Posted April 13, 2022

COVID-19 infections and exposure reports have risen at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) over the last month. We expected some increase when we loosened our protective measures, but the BA.2 variant is contributing to a more rapid spread. Read more.

Letter: Changes to Mask Policy at UMB

Posted March 02, 2022

I’m very excited to share that Baltimore City is at the low COVID-19 community level according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new community level guidance. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to drop across the United States and Maryland. In fact, Maryland has one of the lowest COVID-19 case rates in the country, and Mayor Brandon Scott removed the city of Baltimore’s indoor mask mandate as of March 1. We expect our partners at the University of Maryl Read more.

Parking Fees Increasing for UMB and Lexington Market Garage Parkers in 2022

Posted December 14, 2021

The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Office of Parking and Transportation Services would like to thank all the payroll deduction and monthly parkers who have continued to support the program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

UMB Traveler Responsibilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted August 02, 2022

UMB students, faculty, and staff traveling on UMB business (as defined under UMB’s Policy on Business Travel for UMB Employees and Nonemployees) shall adhere to UMB and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 travel guidance. Read more.

Additional UMB Travel Guidance

Updated April 21, 2022

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

Additional Resources

CDC: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

Posted May 11, 2021

If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity. Read more.

CDC: Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings

Updated May 11, 2021

Attending gatherings to celebrate events and holidays increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate this year is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others. For information on what fully vaccinated people can do, see the When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated page. Read more.