Faculty: Research Continuity

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there multiple phases for research reopening?

Posted June 18, 2020

The phased, gradual return to research activities will allow us to determine if the safety precautions are working as intended, and if everyone understands and follows these rules. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

New Guidance on Research Activities Effective June 21, 2021

Posted June 03, 2021

We are pleased to announce the following updates regarding research operations effective Monday, June 21, 2021: Read more.

Letter: Phase 3: Research Update

Posted March 24, 2021

On April 5, 2021, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) will transition to the next phase for on-campus research, other than human subjects research. Researchers will be allowed to increase occupancy of research spaces up to 75 percent occupancy, provided they continue to observe UMB policies including the following: Read more.

HS/HSL To Reopen Sept. 14

Posted September 09, 2020

The HS/HSL is pleased to announce that the library building will reopen to UMB and UMMC ID card holders Monday, Sept. 14. Read more.

Policies & Guidance

Building Ventilation

Posted May 06, 2021

UMB is committed to minimizing COVID-19 risk for building users by regularly inspecting air handling units, replacing filters, and ensuring that air handlers are functioning as designed. UMB also will continue to monitor and react to federal, state, public health, and industry standard heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) guidelines to manage and mitigate risk where possible. Read more.

Personal Protective Equipment

Posted May 06, 2021

Employees may be required to wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, or respiratory protection due to the nature of their work. Read more.

UMB Recovery Framework

Updated March 31, 2021

Since May 2020, UMB has followed its Recovery Framework, which has guided University continuity and restoration of education, research, and administrative functions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Recovery Framework identified June 2021 to May 2022 as the “long-term planning period.” Read more.

Additional Resources

Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency

Posted June 16, 2021

Emergency Mandates and Restrictions to End July 1, Followed By 45-Day Administrative Grace Period Read more.

COVID-19 Survey Resources

Posted October 20, 2020

Links to UMB surveys created during COVID-19 as well as resources for creating surveys. Read more.

Research Advisory Task Force Laboratory Re-Occupancy Planning Form

Posted June 23, 2020

This form must be approved by your Department Chair or Center Director, and submitted to your School,before research can resume in yourlaboratory Read more.