Protect UMB (COVID-19 Pledge)

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community’s dedication to improving the human condition calls upon each of us to be vigilant against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by protecting one another.

I pledge, with shared accountability as a member of the UMB community, to be responsible for my health and considerate of the health of others to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following University requirements and guidance.

I pledge to:

  • Make health and safety a priority every single day. I will consider faculty, staff, students, and the community in every decision I make.
  • Complete the SAFE on Campus Daily Health Screening to monitor for and report potential COVID-19 symptoms or exposures, prior to coming on campus or other learning sites.
  • Be aware of COVID-19 testing requirements that may be required of me to return to campus.
  • Keep abreast of changes in University, local, state, and federal laws and guidelines regarding COVID-19.

  • Research my options and ensure my understanding of the seasonal influenza vaccine.
  • Implement personal prevention behaviors, such as wearing a face covering, handwashing, physical distancing, and staying home when sick.
  • Specifically, I will:
    • Implement frequent handwashing:
      • Wash my hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with 60 percent alcohol
      • Wash my hands after contact with “high touch” surfaces
    • Wear a face covering to prevent spreading COVID-19 including:
      • When inside buildings and in spaces when I am not alone in a closed office space or eating
      • When going outside of buildings and physical distancing cannot be practiced
    • Keep my distance from others by:
      • Physically distancing 6 feet or more
      • Avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick
      • Not eating with others in a break room
    • Use the Point-of-Use Cleaning Carts in buildings.

If I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, believe I have been exposed to, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, I pledge to:

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