Staff: 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.

Will UMB excuse an absence for a student who is sick with COVID-19?

Posted March 18, 2020

Schools will make reasonable efforts to accommodate sick students. In some cases, makeup activity may not meet requirements for the student to continue in their studies as intended. The school and student will need to work together to determine a revised academic plan. Seek guidance from your school’s Academic Affairs office. 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 and Guidance

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 Return To Campus Framework

Posted March 31, 2021

This update guides planning for the Return to Campus (RTC) phase, focusing on Summer 2021 and the Fall 2021 semester 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.

Prisons/Correctional Facilities Experiential Learning Recovery Guidelines

Posted July 22, 2020

Some experiential/clinical programs will begin this summer in an effort to preserve graduation timelines, meet accreditation requirements, and restore services to clients and communities. Those programs approved to resume will be closely screened before starting in order to protect students, staff, faculty, and the greater community with whom they may interact. Read more.