Staff: Employee Health & Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

Does UMB have a physical distancing requirement and room capacity limit for fall didactic classes?

Posted June 17, 2021

No. For the fall semester, UMB does not have a physical distancing requirement or COVID-related room capacity limit. Schools can plan around that expectation. Fire marshal room capacity still applies. Read more.

What happens if I am not scheduled to work, don't have classes, or am away?

Updated June 11, 2021

If you are getting the SAFE email notices, you can now ignore them on days you are working or studying remotely. UMB has discontinued the Episodic Symptom Monitoring Report Form and pause or other modification requests. Just keep the daily email notice in your inbox and use it on the same day if you are planning to go in. Read more.

Do I still have to complete SAFE if I have been vaccinated against COVID-19?

Updated June 10, 2021

For UMB faculty, staff, and students: If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer will receive the SAFE on Campus daily symptom monitoring emails effective June 14, 2021. Vaccinated School of Medicine and School of Nursing students only need to complete it on the days when attending a clinical practicum off site. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Letter: UMB Face Covering and Physical Distancing Requirements for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Students, Faculty, and Staff

Posted June 17, 2021

Effective Thursday, July 1, UMB’s Policy Requiring Use of Face Coverings will no longer require fully vaccinated people to wear face coverings and/or practice physical distancing while on UMB’s campus. UMB’s campus is defined as all property owned, leased, or operated by UMB. However, students, faculty, and staff who are not fully vaccinated, even if they have received a medical or religious exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, must continue to wear a mask in accordance with the policy Read more.

Fully Vaccinated? You Might Be Exempt from SAFE on Campus

Posted June 09, 2021

Starting Monday, June 14, if UMB has confirmation that you are fully vaccinated, you will no longer receive the SAFE on Campus daily symptom monitoring emails 14 days after your final dose. Students at the School of Medicine and School of Nursing will continue to use the daily symptom monitoring process at practicums. Read more.

Letter: Next Week's Return to Campus: Mask Requirements, Elevator Usage, and Lunch Rooms

Posted May 26, 2021

As we prepare to return to our University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus next week, I want to share updates on face coverings, elevator usage, and eating while on campus. Please look to the Return to Campus Guide for additional information including frequently asked questions. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

Physical Distancing & Capacity Guidelines

Updated May 19, 2021

Guidelines for physical distancing, in-person meetings, and more. Read more.

UMB Policy Requiring Use of Face Coverings

Updated May 13, 2021

It is established that face coverings are vital to control of the spread of COVID-19. UMB adopts this policy in the interest of minimizing risk of spread of COVID-19among students, faculty, staff, clients,and others coming to the campus. Read more.

Receiving Packages and Mail

Posted May 06, 2021

According to the CDC, handling mail and/or packages is not likely to be the primary means of contracting or spreading COVID-19. However, it is still important to follow good hygiene practices when handling mail. When receiving a package or mail: 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.

2021 Summer U Virtual Camp

Posted June 04, 2021

URecFit is happy to announce we have been approved to host a 2021 Summer U as a virtual camp, and are now accepting registrations. Virtual Summer U Camp is an opportunity for 7-10 year olds to attend camp online with other children from around the Baltimore community. Read more.

Support, Caregiving, and Work Life Resources During COVID-19

Updated June 02, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a work-life balance shift in nearly everyone’s lives. For parents, caregivers of young and old, the demands have changed. You will find resources to help children learn from home. This page serves as a portal to a variety of tips, information, resources, and policies that can help provide flexibility during this difficult time. Read more.