Policies, Guidance, and Resources

Support, Caregiving, and Work-Life Resources

Launch Your Life has compiled a guide for caregivers of young and old, and work-life resources available to balance added demands.

University of Maryland Medical System Covid-19 Resources

Facts about the coronavirus, its treatment and prevention as well as strategies for navigating the pandemic's disruption to daily life.

Academy of Lifelong Learning COVID-19 Response Forum

The academy invites you to ask a question and hear directly from our UMB team of doctors and specialists.

Policies & Guidance

Off-Campus Activity Staff Checklist

Posted November 04, 2020

Submit this form to your Dean or VP for approval of any UMB school or administrative unit event, programming or other activity (collectively “Activities”) which will be conducted in-person and off-campus, such as in the community. Activities that repeat only need one-time approval, unless pandemic or other circumstances change. Read more.

Guidance on Leave Carryover

Posted November 02, 2020

The guidance allows faculty and staff to carry up to 480 hours over for the next calendar year. Additional details are provided in the attached Faculty Guidance Document and staff USM Guidance Document. Read more.

COVID-19 Visitors Guidance

Updated October 14, 2020

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.


UMB Parents and Caregivers Discussions

Posted November 23, 2020

The President's Council for Women is presenting a series of virtual open forums for parents and caregivers on balancing work and virtual schooling for children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The forums are open to all UMB faculty, staff, and students. Read more.

CDC: Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings

Posted November 19, 2020

This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe. Read more.

Video Conference Etiquette

Posted November 16, 2020

From chat boxes to mute buttons to background blurs, check out these best practices designed to add a degree of decorum to your online meetings. Read more.