Researchers & Research Administrators: Research Continuity

Frequently Asked Questions

What is UMB's position on international travel for students?

Posted March 08, 2021

UMB-related international travel for students (e.g. international rotations, courses, externships, research fieldwork for credit or not for credit) are allowed only in exceptional circumstances through Dec. 31, 2021. Deans (or their previously identified designees) have the authority to approve international travel for UMB students in exceptional circumstances, ... Read more.

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.

Research Update: Phase 2 Initiation

Posted August 25, 2020

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell approved, effective immediately, the initiation of Stage 2 for Clinical and Community-based Human Subjects Research. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

Visitors COVID-19 Acknowledgment Form

Updated May 19, 2021

Complete the UMB Visitors COVID Acknowledgment Form for scheduled visitors to UMB in accordance with the COVID-19 Visitors Guidance. Read more.

COVID-19 Visitors Guidance

Updated May 19, 2021

This guidance provides the framework for a visitor accessing UMB-owned or -occupied facilities to ensure consistency with health and safety practices of the University. The guidance is intended to satisfy academic semester(s) fall 2020, with extension into spring 2021 as necessary. Read more.

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.

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.

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

Posted March 10, 2021

Capacity Limits Lifted On Outdoor And Indoor Dining, Retail Businesses, Religious Facilities, Personal Services Beginning Friday, March 12 Large Outdoor And Indoor Venues May Operate at Up To 50% Capacity Quarantine Requirements Lifted On Out-Of-State Travel Read more.

HR on the Web

Posted February 16, 2021

Since in-person events are not possible at the moment, we are transitioning HR on the Move to HR on the Web. We have set up a series of Zoom sessions over the next four months. These are 90-minute sessions and each functional area of HR will be represented. If you have a question or concern that you would prefer not to share with the larger group, we can arrange for a private breakout room or private chat session with the appropriate individual. Read more.