Faculty: Event Services & Dining

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do visitors need to wear a mask?

Updated March 02, 2022

Please inform guests of the UMB Policy Requiring the Use of Face Coverings when invited to campus. Read more.

Are University of Maryland BioPark tenants subject to the UMB vaccination requirements?

Updated August 30, 2021

As of now, a vaccination requirement is not in place for tenants of the University of Maryland BioPark. However, UMB faculty, students, and staff, who have programs or activities at the UM BioPark, must follow the UMB COVID-19 Vaccination Protocols. The UMB Policy Requiring the Use of Face Coverings applies at the UM BioPark in UMB-occupied spaces. The City of Baltimore indoor mask policy applies elsewhere. 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.

Letter: Commencement 2022

Posted February 08, 2022

It is also with great pleasure that I announce that our keynote speaker will be Anthony S. Fauci, MD. Dr. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to the president of the United States. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

No information is available.

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.

COVID-19 Signage Toolbox Templates

Posted March 23, 2021

While these items cover many situations and scenarios, customizable templates have also been included so that schools/departments can create specific messaging while adhering to the Office of Communications and Public Affair's (CPA) basic design standards. The CPA Covid Sign Templates are available as Word documents and are available to download and print yourself. Read more.