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Letter: Vaccination Timeline and Appointments Available for Family and Friends

Posted May 18, 2021

There finally seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, and with lower COVID-19 positivity rates and increased vaccinations, we are able to resume more in-person activities. I am grateful to all of you in the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community for helping us get to this point, and I look forward to being back on campus with you soon. Read more.

UMB COVID-19 Management Portal

Posted May 18, 2021

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Recovery Task Force has introduced a new one-stop online shop for submitting COVID-19 information including vaccination information, vaccination scheduling, vaccination exemption, and CRISP authorization. Read more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Process

Updated May 18, 2021

If you have an allergy to the COVID-19 vaccine or a specific medical condition that precludes the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, or If your religious beliefs or practices conflict with the USM and UMB COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please provide the following information. Read more.

Return to Campus: Expect the Unexpected When It Comes to Your Emotions

Posted May 18, 2021

Michelle Pearce, PhD, a clinical psychologist and University of Maryland Graduate School professor, offers advice for reintegrating as many employees are set to return June 1. Read more.

Did the on-campus flu clinic and COVID-19 testing location move?

Updated May 18, 2021

Yes. Testing is now completed at UMaryland Immediate Care (UMIC). Read more.

All Past Updates for Students & Postdocs

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May 18, 2021Letter: Vaccination Timeline and Appointments Available for Family and FriendsThere finally seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, and with lower COVID-19 positivity rates and increased vaccinations, we are able to resume more in-person activities. I am grateful to all of you in the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community for helping us get to this point, and I look forward to being back on campus with you soon.
May 18, 2021UMB COVID-19 Management PortalThe University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Recovery Task Force has introduced a new one-stop online shop for submitting COVID-19 information including vaccination information, vaccination scheduling, vaccination exemption, and CRISP authorization.
May 18, 2021COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption ProcessIf you have an allergy to the COVID-19 vaccine or a specific medical condition that precludes the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, or If your religious beliefs or practices conflict with the USM and UMB COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please provide the following information.
May 18, 2021Return to Campus: Expect the Unexpected When It Comes to Your Emotions Michelle Pearce, PhD, a clinical psychologist and University of Maryland Graduate School professor, offers advice for reintegrating as many employees are set to return June 1.
May 18, 2021Did the on-campus flu clinic and COVID-19 testing location move?Yes. Testing is now completed at UMaryland Immediate Care (UMIC).
May 17, 2021Physical Distancing & Capacity GuidelinesGuidelines for physical distancing, in-person meetings, and more.
May 14, 2021Who is able to see my request for a medical or religious exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine?Requests for exemptions and any documents provided will be kept confidential and shared only with those university employees who have a need to know.
May 14, 2021When do I have to be vaccinated by for the fall semester?Plan ahead! For the two-dose vaccines, your final dose needs to be administered by Aug. 2. You should target your first dose by July 1.
May 14, 2021Pop-Up Pantry DeliveryThe Pop-Up Pantry Delivery service is designed to deliver shelf-stable groceries to students within the current UMB Safe Ride neighborhoods. A 30-pound box of shelf-stable groceries will be left at the doorstep of students in the eligible neighborhood
May 13, 2021I received a COVID-19 vaccine. Do I still have to wear a face covering and practice physical distancing at UMB?Yes except under certain circumstances. Until there is enough people who received the vaccine in the community and direction is given to return to normal, those who received a COVID-19 vaccine must continue to wear face coverings, practice physical distancing, frequently wash their hands and continue other safety measures to protect yourself and others from the novel coronavirus.
May 13, 2021UMB Policy Requiring Use of Face CoveringsIt 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.
May 13, 2021What restrictions are in place for domestic out-of-state travel, including personal travel?On June 1, 2021, UMB will permit the resumption of domestic business travel. UMB travelers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with USM’s vaccination policy and follow current CDC domestic travel guidance. Currently this requires fully vaccinated (for COVID-19) domestic travelers self-monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, and take other COVID-19 safety precautions when traveling domestically.
May 13, 2021Additional UMB Travel GuidanceUMB continues to strongly advise people to refrain from non-essential travel.
May 13, 2021When do I have to be vaccinated by before I am due back to school or work at UMB?Vaccines must be completed two weeks before you are due back to school or work at UMB. In order to meet the terms of the mandate, most UMB employees and students should plan to have their first shot of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine by July 1, if you haven’t already.
May 12, 2021Mayor Brandon M. Scott Eases COVID-19 RestrictionsCity Lifts Local Mandates to Align with State’s Current Executive Order
May 12, 2021I don’t want to room with someone who hasn’t been vaccinated. What options do I have?Only those who have been fully vaccinated or have been exempted from the vaccination requirement will be permitted in on-campus housing. Exceptions to the vaccination mandate will be very limited, meaning residence hall populations should be considered safe. UMB Housing contains a variety of options, including singles and multiple occupancy apartments with common areas but bedrooms are not shared. Please contact UMB Housing for additional information.
May 12, 2021Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccinations at UMBWalk-up vaccination slots at the UMB Vaccination Clinic are available Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for:
May 12, 2021If I’ve already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?Getting vaccinated is a safer way of building protection against COVID than getting infected. So, yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you’ve already had COVID. Experts don’t yet know how long you’re protected from getting sick again after recovery, and it’s possible—though rare—that you could be infected again with the virus that causes COVID-19. If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19
May 12, 2021If you’re testing only non-vaccinated people for COVID-19 (or allowing only vaccinated people at certain events), aren’t you de facto revealing private medical information about me?Testing protocols will differ for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals, but all individuals on campus will be tested periodically. The testing site personnel will not divulge information as to vaccination status, but the regularity of testing required may imply that status. There is more than one possible reason why an individual may not have been vaccinated, so even if someone assumes you have not been vaccinated because they are aware of your testing schedule, they will not know why unles
May 12, 2021What if it turns out we need an additional booster?UMB will work with the Maryland Department of Health and its local health department to obtain the booster vaccine as it becomes available, following federal and state guidelines. It’s expected that students living on or near campus should be eligible for any new vaccine—as in a booster shot—when it becomes available to the community.
May 12, 2021If I’ve had my first vaccine appointment but not my second by the time I arrive on campus, will you let me in?Every effort should be made to get fully vaccinated prior to arriving on campus. Given that states maintain control over which vaccines are available at any site, it’s important that you complete the full series of doses at one vaccination site. Those who do arrive on campus having had only the first shot in a two-dose series may be required to quarantine until fully vaccinated.
May 12, 2021What if I try to get vaccinated but there are no available doses for me?Students planning to be on campus in the fall should make arrangements in ample time to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival. With eligibility opened nationwide to those 16 and older, expanded vaccine availability, and a rising number of vaccination sites across the country, this should not be an issue. If you cannot make such arrangements, contact UMB Student Affairs and Student Health Center over the summer so that appropriate arrangements can be made for your vaccination and quarantine upon
May 12, 2021I’m an international student and received a vaccine other than Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. What do I need to do?UMB will accept any vaccine authorized by the FDA or the World Health Organization (WHO). International students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not authorized by either of these organizations may be tested and quarantined for a period of time upon arrival on campus, and may be re-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine. For international students coming from areas where vaccines are not widely available, vaccination will be offered upon arrival on campus.
May 12, 2021If I’ve been vaccinated, do I still need to be tested?All individuals will need to show a negative COVID-19 test result upon arriving on campus for the fall semester. Additional testing protocols will be determined by UMB and will be announced at a later date. Students who can document vaccination will be tested less frequently than those not vaccinated. Testing frequency will be influenced by the positivity rate on campus and in the surrounding communities, and/or the introduction of new COVID-19 variants into these communities.
May 12, 2021What if I can prove that everyone in my group (e.g., class, chess club) is vaccinated? Can we remove our face coverings?You must comply with your UMB's masking and distancing rules whether or not the individuals in your group are vaccinated. Only in situations where UMB allows unmasking will the removal of face coverings be permitted.
May 12, 2021If I’m vaccinated, do I still have to physically distance?The conditions on campus will determine the degree to which physical distancing will be required, especially in indoor spaces. UMB will determine the amount of space required between desks, chairs in a conference room, lounge chairs, etc.
May 12, 2021What documentation do I have to show to prove I’ve been vaccinated?If you have been vaccinated in Maryland and you have given UMB permission to obtain your data (HIPAA authorization) through CRISP, additional documentation will not be necessary.
May 11, 2021CDC: When You’ve Been Fully VaccinatedIf you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.
May 11, 2021CDC: Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings Attending gatherings to celebrate events and holidays increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate this year is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others. For information on what fully vaccinated people can do, see the When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated page.
May 10, 2021What safety precautions are URecFit and Wellness putting in place when the facility reopens?Reopening and staying open will be a team effort. In addition to UMB, state, and CDC requirements, here are things to expect when the facility reopens:
May 10, 2021When will URecFit reopen?URecFit and Wellness is excited to announce our staged reopening plan over the next several weeks. URecFit and Wellness will reopen to current UMB students and UMB graduates of 2020 and 2021 on June 1. Graduates must submit a form if they wish to activate their free alumni membership. If COVID-19 metrics continue to improve and capacity allows, we anticipate re-opening to all other eligible members on July 1. We look forward to welcoming you back. Updates and information will be posted here.
May 10, 2021Return To Campus Guide May 2021This document applies to all University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students and employees and is intended for use by school and department leaders.
May 07, 2021No Arm Left Behind: Governor Hogan Announces Walk-Ups Now Available at All Mass Vaccination SitesNo-appointment vaccinations are now available at Montgomery College, Mall in Columbia, Maryland State Fairgrounds, and Frederick County in addition to previously announced locations.
May 06, 2021Letter: Return to Campus Update: May 6, 2021We have been through a lot together. I’m so proud of each and every member of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community for your commitment to keeping yourselves and each other safe over this past year. I know that commitment will continue as many of us return to campus.
May 06, 2021Lyft On-Demand Shuttle and Lyft Ride Smart at UMBLyft On-Demand Shuttle and Lyft Ride Smart at UMB are available to all current UMB students, faculty, and staff through July 30. You must opt-in to participate.
May 06, 2021Receiving Packages and MailAccording 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:
May 06, 2021Building VentilationUMB 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.
May 06, 2021Personal Protective EquipmentEmployees may be required to wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, or respiratory protection due to the nature of their work.
May 05, 2021COVID-19 Testing for Employees and Students Returning to CampusAppointments are offered at the on-campus COVID-19 Testing Clinic through this scheduling application. However, the best option for faculty, staff, and students wanting to schedule an appointment for an on-campus COVID-19 diagnostic test or a flu shot is to call UMaryland Immediate Care directly at 667-214-1899. The location of the test will depend on UMaryland Immediate Care's scheduling — either at the SMC Campus Center or the urgent care clinic at 408 W. Lombard St. Double-check your appoint
May 03, 2021Return to Campus - Parking UpdatesThe COVID-19 pandemic has hit the parking and transportation industry in several ways, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has been impacted. Fortunately, the return to campus promises to bring a bit of light to each and every one of us. With the return to campus imminent, PTS wanted to highlight several operational changes:
April 26, 2021‘University Days’ Provides USM Students, Employees Access to Mass Vaccination SitesSince the state of Maryland has made the COVID-19 vaccines available to all residents ages 16 and older, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the Maryland Department of Health have identified “University Days” at mass vaccination sites around Maryland to provide access for University System of Maryland (USM) students, faculty, and staff.
April 23, 2021‘University Days’ at Greenbelt Mass Vaccination SiteThe Maryland Higher Education Commission and Maryland Department of Health have identified “University Days” at mass vaccination sites around Maryland to provide access for USM students, faculty and staff. The Greenbelt Metro Station will open as a mass vaccination site and will serve as a host to designated University Days Friday, April 23 through Tuesday, April 27.
April 23, 2021Letter: University System of Maryland Vaccination Mandate This morning, the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents approved Chancellor Perman’s mandate that all eligible faculty, students, and staff who will be on campus this fall must be vaccinated against COVID-19. USM will comply with all federal and state laws in granting appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons.
April 23, 2021USM Chancellor Jay A. Perman Issues COVID Vaccination Mandate for USM Students, Faculty, and Staff For this reason, I’m requiring that all eligible students, faculty, and staff who will be on our Maryland campuses this fall be vaccinated against COVID. Of course, we’ll comply with all federal and state laws in granting appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons.https://www.usmd.edu/newsroom/news/2154
April 23, 2021UMB Faculty and Staff Can Share COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination Information in One Click The Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) is the Maryland electronic health record system. UMB’s agreement with CRISP to directly release student COVID-19 test data (with student permission) has now been expanded to permit collection of COVID-19 vaccination history. It also now includes employee data, with the employee’s consent.
April 22, 2021No Arm Left Behind: State of Maryland Continues to Expand Walk-Up, No-Appointment Vaccinations he State of Maryland is expanding opportunities to get vaccinated without an appointment at certain mass vaccination sites. Walk-up vaccinations are currently open to all eligible Marylanders at these locations:
April 22, 2021UMB Vaccination Clinic Now Accepting Students Learning in Baltimore CityThrough its partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department, the University of Maryland, Baltimore Vaccination Clinic is now accepting students who attend educational institutions in Baltimore city. Visit GetTheVaccineBaltimore.org.
April 21, 2021Operations and Maintenance (Maintenance Shops) ResponseAt the onset of the pandemic, to reduce the number of staff on campus, Operations and Maintenance prioritized the maintenance of building systems and emergency response requests.
April 16, 2021UMMS Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine FAQsA fact sheet about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the University of Maryland Medical System's administration of its supply.
April 16, 2021GetTheVaccineBaltimore.orgThe University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Vaccination Clinic is open to serve the UMB community and select partners to Get The Vaccine. The UMB Vaccination Clinic can provide vaccinations for the Native American population, tribal or Native American agency employees, and Baltimore City residents and workers.
April 14, 2021COVID-19 vaccines available in Baltimore for Native Americans in D.C., Maryland, Virginia Today, the Indian Health Service, Native American Lifelines of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore are announcing the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for American Indians and Alaska Natives living and working in and near the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.
April 13, 2021I lost my COVID-19 vaccination card. How do I get a replacement?Maryland residents can visit the Maryland Department of Health's ImmuNet and click on the "For Public" link to retrieve a copy of their vaccinations records.
April 08, 2021Does the disinfectant used by EVS custodians have to sit (dwell) on a surface to be effective?The recommended dwell time for disinfectant used by EVS is under five minutes. EVS asks for your patience and understanding when restrooms and other areas are closed for cleaning.
April 08, 2021Are high touch points being cleaned regularly?Yes, and EVS custodial staff are specifically assigned to perform disinfection of these surfaces throughout the day (Monday-Friday).
April 08, 2021How often will restrooms be cleaned each day?Restrooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at least twice each day (Monday-Friday) by EVS custodial technicians.
April 08, 2021M&T Bank Stadium Mass Vaccination Site to Offer Walk-Up Vaccination Slots Beginning Friday The M&T Bank Stadium Mass Vaccination Site will offer same-day, walk-up vaccinations beginning Friday, April 9. A limited number of 200 walk-up vaccination slots will be available each day from 10 am to 2 pm, seven days a week, excluding Orioles day game dates when parking lots are expected to be full.
April 06, 2021Negative COVID-19 Test No Longer Required When Returning to Campus for First Time The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is no longer requiring students, faculty, and staff to submit a negative COVID-19 test result before returning to campus for the first time.
April 05, 2021I received a COVID-19 vaccine. Do I still have to abide by UMB COVID-19 testing protocols?You may submit proof of being fully vaccinated in place of a negative COVID-19 test result. Please upload to SAFE (or Castle Branch).
March 31, 2021Letter: Return to Campus PlanWalking to a meeting and saying hi to colleagues along the way, attending a symposium in real life without logging onto a computer and then being able to discuss it afterward over lunch with a colleague, experiencing the energy of Baltimore as it continues to reopen — these are some of the things I’m ready for.
March 31, 2021UMB Return To Campus FrameworkThis update guides planning for the Return to Campus (RTC) phase, focusing on Summer 2021 and the Fall 2021 semester
March 31, 2021UMB Recovery FrameworkSince 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.”
March 25, 2021Vaccine Available Through UMBUMB has additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines available at the SMC Campus Center clinic. This is only open to UMB faculty, staff, and students. Please help UMB plan for additional doses by completing this new form, which does the following:
March 25, 2021UMB COVID-19 Vaccine FormUMB faculty, students, and staff should use this form to express interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine through UMB or report their dosage and side effects.
March 25, 2021Governor Hogan Announces Six More Mass Vaccination Sites In MarylandSites to Be Added In Baltimore, Montgomery, Frederick, Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford Counties Marylanders With Disabilities to Be Included In Phase 2B Beginning Next Week
March 24, 2021Letter: Phase 3: Research UpdateOn 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:
March 24, 2021Do I need to report recent travel in SAFE?No. As of March 12, 2021, you do not need to report travel in SAFE. If you are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, you should consider travel a potential exposure risk. If not vaccinated, please monitor your symptoms closely for two weeks after return and consider getting a test.
March 24, 2021Do I still have to complete SAFE if I have been vaccinated against COVID-19?At this point, yes. UMB leadership is discussing the best approach. We will send out a notification of any changes.
March 24, 2021If I reported my COVID-19 test results via CRISP’s waiver authorization release, do I also need to report my test results in SAFE? No. If you’ve reported your COVID-19 test results via CRISP’s waiver authorization release, you do not have to report it a second time.
March 24, 2021What happens if I am not scheduled to work, don't have classes, or am away?After registering through SAFE on Campus, employees and students can ignore the daily SAFE email on scheduled days off or days without on-campus classes.
March 24, 2021 I work for FPI. How does the SAFE on Campus program apply to me? All FPI employees must register and use the SAFE on Campus symptom monitoring program.
March 24, 2021Who should not complete the daily health screening?Everyone must register with SAFE. Managers and schools are identifying employees and students who should not receive the daily health screening because they are determined to be teleworking or learning remotely.
March 24, 2021What if I felt OK when I completed SAFE, but later in the day, start to feel symptoms?Separate yourself from other people, make sure you are wearing a mask, notify your supervisor about the need to go home, and call the UMB COVID-19 Hotline at 800-701-9863.
March 23, 2021COVID-19 Signage Toolbox TemplatesWhile these items cover many situations and scenarios, customizable templates have also been included so that schools/departments can create specific messaging while adhering to the Office of Communications and Public Affair's (CPA) basic design standards. The CPA Covid Sign Templates are available as Word documents and are available to download and print yourself.
March 19, 2021Standing Against Asian American and Pacific Islander HateWe join the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community in mourning the victims of this week’s horrific shootings in Atlanta. We know that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are facing markedly increased instances of hate. In fact, a recent report found that anti-Asian hate crimes have surged 150 percent over the past year in America’s largest cities.
March 19, 2021Meet the Makers: Baltimore Makers Unite for COVID-19On Tuesday, April 6, hear from Innovation Works President & CEO, Jay Nwachu, and Open Works Executive Director, Will Holman, discuss the crowdsourced PPE drive at the start of the pandemic.
March 19, 2021UMB Community Encouraged to Register for Vaccine Where AvailableGovernor announces dates of additional phases for COVID-19 vaccination eligibility; students, staff, faculty asked to explore all options.
March 19, 2021Student Volunteer Opportunities at UMB Vaccination Clinic, Mass Vaccination SitesUMB students can volunteer at the UMB Vaccination Clinic and at state mass vaccination sites in medical and non-medical roles.
March 18, 2021Letter of Support & Call to ActionIn this letter to students Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS, assistant vice president of Student Affairs, expresses UMB Student Affairs’ support for the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAAPI) communities, and condemns the racist, biased, and hate-filled actions that have a long history of occurrence in the United States and continue to target the Asian community since the start of the pandemic.
March 16, 2021Baltimore city Emergency Food ResourcesLinks and an interactive map of food resources across the City, including grab & go meals, grocery box distributions, and food pantries.
March 16, 2021Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Community-Based Priority Appointments For Mass Vaccination Sites M&T Bank Stadium: The state will provide at least 2,100 priority appointments each week for Baltimore City residents at the M&T Bank Stadium site. This is in addition to the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital’s focus on city residents in underserved zip codes.
March 16, 2021Essential International Travel Request Process Before completing the Essential International Travel Request Form, please review the Word version of the form first, particularly if this is your first time using the *NEW* Essential International Travel Request Form. Once you have all of the information ready to process, then return to this page and proceed to the electronic form.
March 15, 2021COVID-19 UMB Electronic SignatureDownload this graphic to help share the word about steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. Follow these instructions to add an image to your email signature in the Outlook desktop app:
March 15, 2021Maryland Launches Pre-Registration System for Mass Vaccination SitesPre-Registration Available for All Phase 1 Eligible Populations
March 10, 2021Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained 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
March 08, 2021What is UMB's position on international travel for students?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, ...
March 08, 2021Where is the Exposure or Illness Report Form?Any exposure or illness should now be reported in your SAFE daily symptom monitoring report. If you do not receive or have access to SAFE, please use the Episodic Self Monitoring Symptom Report.
March 04, 2021Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations PlanGovernor Larry Hogan charged the Vaccine Equity Task Force (VETF) to break down barriers to expand access and save lives in underserved, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach areas. VETF will partner with a wide range of public and private partners who share our goal of halting the spread of COVID-19 throughout the State.
March 04, 2021UMB Parents and Caregivers DiscussionsThe 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.
March 03, 2021Letter: UMB Housing Update for Summer and Fall 2021As you plan for the summer and fall 2021, know that housing options are available on campus. Fayette Square and Pascault Row provide affordable apartments with multiple layouts (i.e., efficiencies, one-, two-, three-, four-, and seven-bedroom apartments) with many amenities and conveniences.
March 03, 2021UMCP student creates website, alert system for vaccine appointmentsUMCP student Mathew Steininger created a website that scrapes vaccine registration websites and sends alerts to notify when appointments are open.
March 03, 2021Anne Arundel Co. libraries help people book COVID-19 vaccine appointments For some, getting a vaccine appointment could be as simple as visiting your local library.
March 03, 2021Your Maryland COVID vaccine questions answered: Can I schedule both appointments at the same time? Can I register on-site? As Marylanders continue to seek appointments statewide, here are our answers to readers’ most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
March 02, 2021Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day.
March 02, 2021Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
March 02, 2021Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient FDA Fact SheetDosage information, side effects, and frequently asked questions about the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
March 01, 2021Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital Launches Pilot Program To Vaccinate Most Vulnerable Populations New Program Focuses on Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation for At-Risk Communities
February 26, 2021UMB Student Community Discussion on Health & WellnessOn this panel, Student Affairs leaders, health experts, and student financial experts address concerns and questions regarding health and wellness during COVID-19. UMB Student Community Discussions are hour-long sessions sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the University Student Government Association (USGA). In these sessions, moderated by Nivedita Hegdekar, USGA president, UMB students can meet with Student Affairs professionals and other experts about topics that impact the stu
February 26, 2021Where can I get tested for COVID-19?Options: Please call your medical provider. Students and employees can register for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing through UMaryland Immediate Care, or schedule a COVID-19 test at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. The Maryland Department of Health updates its list and map of COVID-19 test sites each Monday.
February 26, 2021Will UMB provide on-campus COVID-19 testing?Yes, UMB provides asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in partnership with UMaryland Immediate Care.
February 25, 2021Letter: UMB Safe Ride Is Back in Service on March 1Therefore, I am proud to announce that we are relaunching our Safe Ride program March 1, with your health and safety as my top priority.
February 24, 2021UMB Phase 1A Students, Employees To Be Randomly Selected For Vaccine The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has received a one-time allotment of additional vaccine from the University of Maryland Medical System to vaccinate employees and students who are eligible under Phase 1A.
February 24, 2021Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern MarylandGovernor Hogan announced that the state has entered into agreements with the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University to more than double the state’s surveillance of coronavirus variants to screen more than 10% of cases—the level recommended by public health experts.
February 24, 2021Why a fake commute could pave the way to work-from-home balanceOf all the things work-from-home employees might miss about pre-pandemic life, commuting wouldn’t seem to register high on the attention meter. But nearly a year after being sent home from the office, some employees, such as Giza, have realized that losing that time in the car — or on the bus, train or street — has had some drawbacks.
February 23, 2021Student Counseling Center Therapy and Self-Help Resources UMB student resources for mental health, substance abuse, grief, and dealing with loss
February 19, 2021Maryland Vaccine Hunters Facebook GroupA Facebook group of Marylanders helping each other navigate different COVID-19 vaccine providers, registration and policies.
February 19, 2021I am coming to the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center for the vaccination clinic, either to receive the vaccine or support operations as an employee or volunteer, or I am going to a clinical site. Does the spring break testing requirement apply to me?No.
February 18, 2021COVID-19 Myths BustedDr. Vinisha Amin from UM Upper Chesapeake Health was recently a guest on Maryland Public Television's Direct Connection program to debunk some myths and answer viewer questions about COVID-19.
February 16, 2021Maryland Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Support CenterThe new COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829 is available to all Marylanders who are eligible for a vaccine, and is designed for those without internet access.
February 10, 2021How to master the vaccine-appointment website: A guide for everyone Five strategies to increase the chances of getting a free shot for yourself or someone you care about.
January 29, 2021CDC Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 VaccinationBelow are answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination
January 26, 2021Guidance for USM Employees Regarding Phases 1B and 1C of Maryland's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution The University System of Maryland (USM) has been working closely with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to ensure that USM employees are included in the state’s priority COVID-19 vaccine eligibility categories.
January 23, 2021Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient FDA Fact SheetRead this Fact Sheet for information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
January 21, 2021I am coming to campus for a medical appointment. Do I have to complete the SAFE on Campus or Episodic Symptom forms?Students and employees coming to campus for medical appointments do not need to use SAFE on Campus or Episodic Self Monitoring Symptom Report.
January 19, 2021UMB Guide For What To Do If Experiencing Side Effects from Covid-19 VaccinesAdvice on when to call the UMB COVID-19 Hotline, your doctor, or 911.
January 15, 2021Maryland's Phased COVID-19 Vaccine DistributionVaccine supply is dependent on the federal government’s allocation to Maryland and is subject to change. P​ lease note that population groups are non-exhaustive and all numbers are approximate.
January 15, 2021Maryland Vaccination Site LocatorMarylanders who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can now visit covidvax.maryland.gov and enter their address, ZIP code, or location to view vaccination clinics available within a 50-mile radius. Users are then directed to contact the clinic of their choice for scheduling and more information. Additional sites will be added as providers verify they are ready.
January 15, 2021Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Marylanders 65 and Over State Activates Phase 1B to Officially Begin January 18 State Will Make 50,000 Doses Available to Providers Next Week for Elderly Populations Announces Pilot Program with Giant and Walmart Pharmacies State Prepares to Launch Mass Vaccination Sites Announces Additional Support for County Health Departments Health Order Authorizes Out-of-State Practitioners to Administer Vaccines
January 15, 2021UMMS Vaccine FAQs For UMBThe following content applies to University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), faculty, staff, and students who are vaccinated through the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and is for internal use only.
January 12, 2021Governor Hogan Announces Two Cases of B-117 Strain of SARS-CoV-2 Identified In Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Maryland residents caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 variant strain commonly known as B-117.
January 11, 2021What if I need to reschedule my vaccination appointment?If you were notified by UMMC that you are approved for vaccination and need to reschedule your appointment, you may do so here.
January 08, 2021I received a COVID-19 vaccine and am having symptoms compatible with COVID-19. Should I call the COVID-19 Hotline?If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine and are showing any symptoms and work at a UMB affiliated site, you are still recommended to call the COVID-19 Hotline.
January 06, 2021I received a COVID-19 vaccination. Should I be tested to determine if the vaccination was effective? No. At this point, there is no recommendation for serology testing after vaccination. Although the COVID vaccines are very effective and induce immunity in most people, there are several factors that mean we will need to continue following preventive "non-pharmaceutical interventions" (NPIs) (physical distancing, face coverings, frequency hand washing).
January 06, 2021Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The emergency use authorization allows Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.
January 06, 2021Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked QuestionsOn December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S.
January 06, 2021Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines and mRNA Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology creates immunity in a different way than traditional vaccines and is one reason the coronavirus vaccine was developed in less than a year.
January 05, 2021A Summary by Dr. Wilbur Chen regarding the status of the Pandemic and Vaccines as we look toward 2021 The total worldwide count of cases now exceeds 80 million, of which nearly 1.8 million deaths are attributed. These numbers are likely to be an undercount, as many cases and some deaths are missed. The top 4 nations with the highest deaths due to COVID-19 are the United States (> 332 thousand), Brazil (>191 thousand), Russia (> 186 thousand), and India (>148 thousand).
January 05, 2021COVID-19 Vaccines and Allergic Reactions This webpage provides recommendations on what to do if you experience an allergic reaction after getting a COVID-19 vaccination. It also provides recommendations for people who have had allergic reactions to other vaccines and for those with other types of allergies. This page will be updated when we get new information.
January 05, 2021CDC V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.
January 05, 2021What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
January 05, 2021What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19 Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. These tips will help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.
January 04, 2021COVID-19 Research: Treatments, Vaccines and PreventionResearchers with the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) in Baltimore have been testing a variety of therapies and vaccines that target COVID-19.
January 04, 2021All About the COVID Vaccine Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, we have all learned a lot. And now with a vaccine ready, we have even more to learn about the COVID vaccine.
January 04, 2021COVID Vaccine Testing and Approval Many people are astonished by the unprecedented speed of COVID vaccine testing.
January 04, 202110 Common Vaccine Myths Busted Vaccines are widely considered one of the greatest inventions of mankind.
January 04, 2021Coronavirus ImmunityMany people hope that coronavirus immunity can bring them back to "normal life" and that those who recovered from coronavirus do not need to be concerned about being infected or infecting others.
January 04, 2021Understanding the COVID Vaccine and mRNA As COVID vaccines begin to be distributed, many wonder exactly how the COVID vaccine works and if the vaccine is safe.
December 18, 2020This Week In COVID-19 Vaccine News | Dec. 18Well, we experienced another week of tremendous of events in the development of COVID-19 vaccines. For the second week in a row, I want to summarize some of the major events and put these into perspective so that everyone can understand the situation.
December 16, 2020I believe UMB sent me the telework agreement by mistake because I do not telework or my job duties are located some place other than UMB (e.g., certain contract work). What should I do?Students, graduate research assistants, adjunct faculty, and employees whose job duties are not able to be performed remotely should not have received this form. If you received the form in error, you should take the following steps:
December 15, 2020UMB Weather EmergenciesWith a possibility of snow in the forecast, now is the time to brush up on winter weather expectations and to provide new guidance regarding how winter weather will impact those working and learning from home.
December 09, 2020COVID-19 Visitors Guidance 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.
December 09, 2020Am I required to wear eye protection in addition to a face covering?UMB is not planning to change its policies to mirror those of FPI or UMMC. The referenced UMMC/FPI policy would apply to the limited areas in UMB buildings where UMB faculty, staff or students are engaged in clinical activities involving patients such as clinical research studies, and laboratory settings where required.
December 03, 2020Recommendations for Cloth Face CoveringsUMB Recovery Task Force offers tips on masks regarding fabric, layers, and fit.
December 01, 2020Call the UMB COVID-19 HotlineIf you've been diagnosed with COVID-19, it's not enough to let your doctor know.
November 24, 2020Why is UMB not publishing a positivity rate?Test positivity rates are a metric used to help public health officials determine if their state or county is testing enough of its population for the size of the COVID-19 pandemic. Positivity is a measure of testing capacity, and can be used to inform interpretation of case trends, but it is not a measure of how prevalent a disease is in a community.
November 24, 2020COVID-19 Safety: Please Follow The RulesEnvironmental Health and Safety (EHS) staff have been performing walkthroughs of research buildings to ensure that University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-site personnel are following safe practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. To avoid any confusion about the rules, EHS prepared this guide.
November 24, 2020Maryland 24/7 COVID-19 Prevention HotlineMaryland State Police is expanding its 24/7 COVID-19 Prevention Hotline, where members of the public can report unsafe facilities and activities or public health order violations.
November 20, 2020UMB Partners with Lyft on Two On-Demand Ride ProgramsThe University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is excited to announce that it is launching two new on-demand ride programs in a partnership with Lyft on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The programs are available to all current UMB students, faculty, and staff.
November 19, 2020What if I travel only within Maryland? Do I have to be tested?If your travel within Maryland involves being within close proximity of other people (being within less than 6 feet of other people), such as attending a party is risky for yourself, your colleagues, and patients or clients you interact with. UMB does not support your involvement in these activities.
November 19, 2020Can you please clarify the suggestion that Marylanders who travel out of state for personal reasons should get a COVID test upon return?The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that travel, and hosting guests who travel to you, increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
November 16, 2020Video Conference EtiquetteFrom chat boxes to mute buttons to background blurs, check out these best practices designed to add a degree of decorum to your online meetings.
November 12, 2020Downloadable Graphic: Help Stop The Spread of COVID-19Download this image to insert in your email signature to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
November 11, 2020Reminder about Coronavirus Vigilance and TeleworkThe severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing in Maryland with cases at an all-time high, and those of you who saw Gov. Larry Hogan’s news conference yesterday heard him announce the additional guidance and actions aimed to slow the spread in the state. The higher rates of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in Maryland demand that we each need to redouble our efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.
November 10, 2020Maryland Department of Health launches MD COVID AlertMarylanders can now use MD COVID Alert to receive COVID-19 exposure notifications on smartphones.
November 02, 2020New to WebEx or Zoom?WebEx and Zoom are virtual meeting tools that are available to the UMB community. If you are a new user or want to learn about certain features you haven’t used yet, overview sessions for both WebEx and Zoom are being offered. Visit the Training Enrollment Database to view the schedule and sign up. Both courses are located under Virtual Meeting Tools.
November 02, 2020On-site Computer Restarts and Shut DownsCITS has re-enabled the “Restart” and “Shut down” options as it is an effective method for individuals to resolve many common issues when a computer is not working as expected.
October 27, 2020UMB Guidance Resources are here for you. Find out how they can help you care for your family during Covid-19.
October 27, 2020 I am a student and I tested positive for COVID-19. When may I return to in-person activities?Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or who have a test pending based on symptoms, cannot engage in in-person education or other in-person UMB activities and cannot resume doing so until cleared by the UMB COVID-19 Hotline or in writing by Student Health.
October 26, 2020For In-Person Gatherings, Please Limit Your Bubble As most of the UMB community continues to learn and work from home, UMB leadership encourages our students, faculty, and staff to continue following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to wear a face covering, keep 6 feet of physical distance, wash your hands regularly, limit gatherings, and avoid crowds.
October 23, 2020How do I use SAFE on Campus?An instructional guide to completing the SAFE on Campus Daily Symptom Monitoring.
October 22, 2020Letter regarding Coronavirus Vigilance and the Holidays The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is very real, with rates of infection rising across the country — and though we may be tired of the virus, physical distancing, and taking precautions, the virus is not tiring of us. The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has made decisions based on forecasts and assumptions of the virus’ impact, and I feel absolutely confident that we made the right decisions and are on the right course when it comes to keeping each other healthy and safe. We will cont
October 22, 2020How Do I Pause the SAFE on Campus Form If I Won’t Be on Campus for an Extended Period? The SAFE on Campus daily symptom monitoring form has a question that allows you to request a change in your monitoring: Do you need to request a record modification or pause of daily symptom monitoring? When you answer yes, you will be given a choice of which type of modification you need: Pause Daily Symptom Monitoring, Change Contact Information, Change Supervisor, or Other.
October 22, 2020Do I have to register or complete the daily health screening if I am teleworking or learning remotely?Everybody must register for SAFE on Campus. Employees who are teleworking and students who are learning remotely can request a pause.
October 20, 2020COVID-19 Survey Resources Links to UMB surveys created during COVID-19 as well as resources for creating surveys.
October 16, 2020Feel Sick? Make the CallIf you feel ill, have flu symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have had a positive COVID-19 test, please call 800-701-9863 immediately.
October 16, 2020Together, We Can Stop The SpreadLearn more about how to report an individual who is not following these safety measures on campus.
October 14, 2020Visitors COVID-19 Acknowledgment FormComplete the UMB Visitors COVID Acknowledgment Form for scheduled visitors to UMB in accordance with the COVID-19 Visitors Guidance.
October 12, 2020I purchased an annual/monthly/weekly membership with a set end date. Due to the closure, I was unable to use a portion of my membership. What are my options?All paid members have the option to request a refund or have their membership extended for the days cancelled due to the COVID-19 closure.
October 12, 2020 I purchased personal training and/or water instruction lessons. What are my options?You may request a refund for the number of remaining unused sessions or use the sessions when the facility is open and the service can be provided.
October 12, 2020I purchased a long-term locker. Due to the closure, I was unable to use a portion of the rental. What are my options?Lockers are not accessible while URecFit is closed. You may request a refund for time lost or extend your locker in an amount equal to the number of days lost due to the closure.
October 12, 2020Where can I find the online and virtual services and programming being offered by URecFit and Wellness?Please visit the URecFit and Wellness’ virtual website to see all services and programming available.
October 12, 2020How can I stay up to date on what is happening with URecFit and Wellness?Follow URecFit and Wellness social media platforms (Facebook facebook.com/umburecfit; Twitter @urecfit; Instagram @urecfit), subscribe to the Campus Life Weekly newsletter, and continue to check our website on a regular basis.
October 09, 2020How can I report someone for not wearing a face covering, not physically distancing or other COVID-19 hygiene issues? You may report the situation using the Report Face Covering/Physical Distancing Concerns form.
October 09, 2020Fall Semester 2020 URecFit Fee UpdateAfter consulting with the University Student Government Association (USGA) and the Student Fee Advisory Board (SFAB), it is our intention to reimburse 50% of the Campus Center Infrastructure & Services Fee (CCIS) associated with URecFit for the fall term, which is $41.50 for full-time students and $4.55 per credit for part-time students.
October 08, 2020Participate in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical TrialsThe Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking participants for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. Text "CVD" to 555888.
October 08, 2020Are there any requirements for when I return to the U.S. from international travel? The CDC advises all travelers to stay home for 14 days following their return from international travel. Please stay at home for 14 days prior to coming to UMB premises.
October 02, 2020What COVID-19 campus policies must students, faculty, and staff adhere to prior to coming to campus?Students, faculty, and staff are required to follow the UMB Policy Requiring Use of Face Coverings, complete the UMB SAFE on Campus Daily Symptom Monitoring requirement, and more.
October 01, 2020I reported I wasn't coming to campus but now I need to. How do I report my symptom status if I already submitted my survey?Please complete the Episodic Self Monitoring Symptom Report
September 23, 2020‘Virtual Blue Bins’ Are Open for Collecting Donations The COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for flexibility with the annual donation drives organized by UMB’s Staff Senate and the Office of Community Engagement.
September 23, 2020Flu Shot Clinic Sponsored by HS/HSL and School of Pharmacy Flu shots will be available (by appointment only) to UMB faculty, staff, and students* on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from noon-4 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Weise Gallery on the first floor of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).
September 16, 2020Starbucks, Market at UMB Reopens in SMC Campus CenterCulinArt will officially reopen the first-floor Starbucks and Market at UMB at the SMC Campus Center on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
September 15, 2020How do I change my supervisor in SAFE?The daily symptom monitoring form has a question that permits you to request a change in your monitoring. Choose “Yes”.
September 15, 2020What is the purpose of the Episodic Self Monitoring Symptom Report?The Episodic Self Monitoring Symptom Report is intended to be used if you are already on a pause from daily symptom monitoring, but need to come into work or to attend school activities on a one-time or infrequent basis during a longer period of remote working or learning.
September 15, 2020How do I change my personal email address for SAFE on Campus?Adding a personal email address to SAFE on Campus only provides notifications of your responses. SAFE will not send the daily reminder to complete the form to your personal email address.
September 09, 2020HS/HSL To Reopen Sept. 14The HS/HSL is pleased to announce that the library building will reopen to UMB and UMMC ID card holders Monday, Sept. 14.
September 09, 2020UMB Flu Shot ClinicAll UMB students and employees can schedule an appointment for a flu shot, including employees who are teleworking and students who are learning remotely. Use this form to register for UMB's flu shot clinic.
September 08, 2020How much does the flu shot cost through UMIC?UMB students with active insurance are covered at UMIC. UMB employees' insurance will cover the flu shot at UMIC if they meet certain criteria.
September 08, 2020What do I need to bring to my UMIC flu shot appointment?Bring your photo ID and your insurance card, if covered, at check-in.
September 08, 2020What insurance is not covered by UMIC?UMaryland Immediate Care does not participate with the listed insurances.
September 08, 2020Will I get the flu from the flu shot?No. You cannot get the flu from the flu shot.
September 08, 2020If I get the flu shot, does that mean I will not get the flu?No. The flu shot is not 100 percent effective, but it does greatly lower your risk of getting the flu.
September 08, 2020Does the flu vaccine protect me right away?No. It takes about two weeks for the shot to start working in your body, so you may still catch the flu after you have the shot.
September 08, 2020CDC Flu Frequently Asked QuestionsInfluenza-related questions & answers, organized by topic.
September 08, 2020Do I need a flu shot if I got one last year?Yes. The flu virus changes so a vaccination is needed each year to protect you from each year’s most common flu type.
September 08, 2020If COVID-19 is spreading in my community, should I still go out to get a flu vaccine?Yes. You can safely get a flu vaccine at multiple locations, including your doctor’s office, health departments, and pharmacies.
September 08, 2020Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.
September 08, 2020Healthy Habits to Help Prevent FluThe single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like avoiding people who are sick, covering your cough, and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like flu.
September 08, 2020Maryland Department of Health: Flu InformationGeneral flu information, information for health care providers, and where to get a flu shot
September 02, 2020Best Practices to Avoid Virtual Meeting Overload and FatigueA resource and tip guide from HRS on having efficient and effective virtual meetings.
September 02, 2020How to Use Point-of-Use Cleaning KitsFollowing these steps will help create a safe, healthy, and efficient way to clean surfaces on campus. Keep in mind to clean areas and surfaces before use.
September 02, 2020 Why shouldn’t I bring my own cleaning products to use on campus?It is recommended that you do not bring your own cleaning products to campus.
September 01, 2020Support, Caregiving, and Work Life Resources During COVID-19The 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.
September 01, 2020How To Opt-in For Mobile UMB Push Notifications (Video)Opt-in push notifications on the Mobile UMB app helps keep you up-to-date with what's happening at University of Maryland, Baltimore.
September 01, 2020COVID-19 Process for Allowing University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Employees and Students Temporary Access to CampusIn support of the University’s Telework Policy, this guidance provides the framework for UMB employees and students who require sporadic access to UMB-owned or operated facilities
August 27, 2020Do I have to wear a mask if I am alone in a room? No. If you are alone in a room (such as a lab or office), with the door closed, you do not have to wear your face covering. However, you should clean all surfaces that you have touched.
August 26, 2020If I am required to work on campus, can I bring my child to work?No. Personal visitors of employees (including children) are not allowed on campus. Children are only allowed on campus if they are participating in an organized UMB activity.
August 25, 2020Research Update: Phase 2 InitiationUniversity 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.
August 25, 2020Who is considered a visitor?A visitor is a non-UMB person (nonemployee nor student) who requires access to a UMB owned or operated facility.
August 25, 2020Do I need to receive approval before a visitor is scheduled to arrive on campus?A visitor who is scheduled to be on campus must receive approval through the designated vice president, dean, or designee. A visitor who is accessing UMB services, who is not normally scheduled, does not require additional approval.
August 25, 2020Are children allowed on campus? Children are only allowed on campus if they are participating in an organized UMB activity.
August 25, 2020What is the purpose of the Visitors Guidance?The purpose of the Visitors Guidance is to ensure consistent application of health and safety practices for a visitor accessing a UMB owned or operated facility.
August 25, 2020What is the role of the sponsor in the Visitors Guidance?A sponsor is a UMB representative that sponsors a visitor’s access onto campus and who is responsible for coordinating, communicating, and maintaining compliance for visitor management requirements.
August 25, 2020Are international visitors allowed on campus?As long as you have received proper approval, yes. A sponsor inviting an international visitor should notify the Office of International Services and advise the visitor to follow CDC guidelines and UMB health and safety guidelines.
August 25, 2020What are the visitor health and safety recommendations?This chart helps visualize recommendations for visitors who need routine, intermediate or infrequent access.
August 25, 2020What if my operating unit, department, or school has a visitor management process in place? The Visitors Guidance is designed to provide a foundation for campus-wide visitor management practices.
August 25, 2020How can a Routine Visitor access the Daily SAFE on Campus Form?The sponsor should provide this link to a visitor requiring routine access for participation in the daily symptom monitoring program.
August 25, 2020How is a visitor’s access designation defined and what does this mean?The operating unit, department, or school will define a visitor’s access need based upon the anticipated duration and frequency on campus. UMB has three access designations: Routine Access, Intermittent Access, and Infrequent Access (with varying health and safety requirements).
August 25, 2020What is the Visitors COVID Acknowledgment Form?The sponsor provides the visitor with a Visitors COVID Acknowledgment Form prior to or promptly upon the visitor’s arrival.
August 25, 2020I need to come to campus, but my SAFE emails are paused. What do I do?Employees and students who have paused their SAFE daily symptom monitoring should use the Episodic Self Monitoring Symptom Report if they need to come into work or to attend school activities on a one-time or infrequent basis during a longer period of remote working or learning.
August 21, 2020Face to Face: UMB COVID-19 Faculty SurveyA special edition of Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell examines the findings of the COVID-19 faculty survey.
August 20, 2020SharePoint Collaboration, Teams & Communication Sites (84 mins)Learn how to use SharePoint Collaboration, Teams & Communication Sites in this recorded training made available by CITS.
August 19, 2020Should I Sign the Protect UMB Pledge if I signed the UMB Housing Compact? Or, should I sign the Housing Compact if I signed the UMB Pledge?While both documents contain similar language, the Housing Compact includes a required UMB Housing Addendum for residents of Fayette Square Apartments and Pascault Row.
August 19, 2020Where does my name appear when I sign the Protect UMB pledge?Your name will appear alongside your fellow UMB community members on a dedicated webpage and on monitors, also called e-boards, across campus.
August 19, 2020Am I required to take the Protect UMB pledge?No, there is no requirement to take the Protect UMB pledge. Please note this pledge is different from the UMB Housing Compact.
August 19, 2020Is there a SAFE App?No, SAFE is accessed by clicking a link in your email. SAFE can be easily completed on a computer or smartphone.
August 18, 2020Will vending machines be restocked in campus buildings?Yes, the vendor will begin implementing a plan to restock vending machines in August 2020.
August 18, 2020Will the Baltimore Convention Center testing site test UMB employees, even if they live out of state?Yes
August 17, 2020Non-USPS Package InformationEffective immediately, all non-U.S. Postal Service package deliveries should be sent to a campus address within each specific school, department, or administrative unit.
August 14, 2020Face To Face: Flexibility For TeleworkersOn the Aug. 13 edition of Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell, HR managers Matt Lasecki and Juliet Dickerson take questions about teleworking now and in the future.
August 14, 2020How do I enter the SMC Campus Center building?Students and on-campus employees will only be allowed access through the SMC Campus Center’s main entry (located on Lombard Street). All other entry doors, including those attached to the Pratt garage, are restricted.
August 14, 2020I forgot my One Card, will I be allowed entry into the SMC Campus Center?A One Card is required for entry.
August 14, 2020What health and safety expectations must individuals follow while using the SMC Campus Center?The following is a summary of health and safety expectations that individuals must follow while using the SMC Campus Center:
August 14, 2020What will happen if an individual does not comply with campus policies while visiting the SMC Campus Center?Individuals who do not comply with the UMB Policy Requiring Use of Face Coverings or other policies will receive a warning, reprimand, or other appropriate disciplinary action and will be asked to leave the SMC Campus Center.
August 14, 2020Can individuals or student organizations reserve spaces for meetings or events in the SMC Campus Center?Reservations to hold events and meetings are not permitted at this time. All spaces are configured for individual use, and physical distancing must be maintained at all times. Group study and group activities are not offered in the SMC Campus Center at this time.
August 14, 2020Do I need to reserve a space to study or eat in the SMC Campus Center?Reservations to hold events and meetings are not permitted at this time. All spaces are configured for individual use, and physical distancing must be maintained at all times. Group study and group activities are not offered in the SMC Campus Center at this time.
August 14, 2020Is the lactation room in the SMC Campus Center open?The lactation room is closed at this time but will be opened after the completion of the renovation project on the third floor of the SMC Campus Center. The lactation rooms in HSF III, the School of Dentistry, and Saratoga are open.
August 14, 2020Where can I eat in the SMC Campus Center?The consumption of food is allowed in designated spaces of the facility and during the times posted, which includes the first-floor dining area (next to the bookstore) and in the ballroom on the second floor.
August 13, 2020I’m going to get tested at the Baltimore Convention Center. What should I expect? The Baltimore Convention Center is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Appointments are encouraged and prioritized. You can schedule appointments online. Walk-ins will be tested but may take a bit longer. At peak hours such as lunch, wait times may be up to 90 minutes, but most are often less than one hour. The best times to go are mid-morning or after 1 p.m.
August 10, 2020Who should complete the Daily Health Screening?Anyone who is planning to visit campus or a UMB operated facility must complete the SAFE Daily Health Screening. This includes reasons beyond solely reporting for work or attending classes including — but not limited to — going to the Health Sciences/Human Services Library, the Campus Center, or the URecFit facilities, after they open.
August 10, 2020What time do I receive the reminder to complete my SAFE daily health screening? Once employees and students register, they will receive a COVID-19 Symptom Screening Form at 4 a.m. every day. They will receive another daily reminder if they have not filled it out by 9 a.m.
August 10, 2020How Do I Help Students and Employees Who Need Accommodations?Employees and students who do not have access to cell phones, computers, or tablets will work with their supervisors or student school contact on an alternative screening method.
August 10, 2020How should I answer about my symptoms if I have a preexisting or chronic condition?This screening program is designed to identify new symptoms that may represent COVID-19, and those completing the form should not document chronic symptoms or recurrent symptoms related to other diagnosed medical conditions.
August 10, 2020Who Receives My Health Information?The system will copy your supervisor or school contact as well as UMB Occupational Health (for employees) or Student Health (for students) if you have reported symptoms.
August 10, 2020Do I have to show my cleared for campus email to someone when entering a building?There is no campuswide plan to require showing your response to the symptom screening form to enter buildings; however, individual programs or areas may require you to show your response to site supervisors who were not already copied.
August 07, 2020What does a positive result mean?A positive result means that you have a current COVID-19 infection and are contagious to others. If you test positive, you should NOT come to the UMB campus, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.
August 07, 2020What does a negative result mean?A negative test result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample. If a person is experiencing illness symptoms at the time the sample was collected, this usually means that COVID-19 did not cause the illness.
August 07, 2020How can I help to prevent the spread of COVID-19?Keep a safe distance (at least 6 feet apart) from others, avoid touching your mouth and eyes, and more.
August 07, 2020Will UMB cover insurance co-payments?There is free COVID-19 testing offered in the state of Maryland. With Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance, there are no co-pays for a COVID-19 test. Therefore, UMB will not cover any medical costs associated with COVID-19 testing for students or employees.
August 07, 2020If I am not traveling to the UMB campus, do I still need to report to UMB if I get COVID-19 or if I get exposed to COVID-19?No.
August 07, 2020Can I submit a positive COVID-19 antibodies test in place of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test? No.
August 07, 2020I have previously tested positive for COVID-19, do I need another test?No. A person who has previously tested positive for COVID-19 may use clearance from a physician to return to UMB.
August 07, 2020Can students currently in UMB housing remain while awaiting their test result?Yes.
August 07, 2020Do family members living in University housing also need to be tested? Yes.
August 07, 2020Virtual Face with Face with Dr. Bruce JarrellVirtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell is a weekly interview program that serves as a forum for University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, to explore issues of interest to the UMB community with subject matter experts from UMB, government and health officials, and others.
August 04, 2020Updates and Reminders Regarding Phase 2 of Research ActivitiesOn July 27 we transitioned laboratory-based research to Phase 2. This decision was based on the very small number of COVID–19 cases among the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) research community, and on the fact that there was no evidence of transmission within our research community. We are constantly monitoring the situation in our city and state, and are keenly aware that it is not as positive as that within our campus. If infection or transmission metrics worsen on campus, we will imme
July 31, 2020What if I’ve been exposed?Exposure can come in a variety of forms. All COVID-19 exposure must be reported.
July 30, 2020University System of Maryland Statement on COVID-19 Testing and Symptom Monitoring for Students and Employees Returning in Fall 2020https://www.usmd.edu/newsroom/news/2068
July 22, 2020Dental Clinics Experiential Learning Recovery Guidelines 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.
July 22, 2020Outpatient Medical Clinics Experiential Learning Recovery Guidelines 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.
July 22, 2020Outpatient and Community Pharmacies Experiential Learning Recovery Guidelines 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.
July 22, 2020Courthouses (or Other Settings with Controlled Entry) Experiential Learning Recovery Guidelines 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.
July 22, 2020Schools Experiential Learning Recovery Guidelines 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.
July 22, 2020Homeless Shelters Experiential Learning Recovery Guidelines 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.
July 22, 2020Assisted Living Facilities/Nursing Home Experiential Learning Recovery GuidelinesSome 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.
July 22, 2020Prisons/Correctional Facilities Experiential Learning Recovery GuidelinesSome 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.
July 22, 2020How often will the common areas at UMB be cleaned and how thorough will the housekeepers clean? UMB Environmental Services (EVS) staff will be providing enhanced cleaning and disinfection services that align with the guidance provided by campus leadership and the Recovery Task Force.
July 15, 2020Do I have to be tested at a UMB-designated testing site? No. If you have no symptoms compatible with COVID-19 and want to be tested after out-of-state travel, we ask that you use one of many options listed below. You should not contact the COVID-19 Hotline for travel-related COVID-19 Testing.
July 14, 2020What if I live in a surrounding state and travel to Maryland for work? Should I be tested?Out-of-state travel to and from work is covered under the UMB/University of Maryland Medical System travel policy. It is not recommended that you be tested if you have no symptoms and did not come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
July 09, 2020Student Wellness Resources From University of Wisconsin-Madison School of PharmacyHelpful links for student wellness assembled by University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
July 06, 2020I am an international student. How can I defer my admission to a future term?Please contact your school’s admissions office and inquire about the options for program deferral. Once you decide, please email ois-info@umaryland.edu so we can update our records.
July 06, 2020Do I have to travel back to my home country?No, you do not have to travel back to your home country if you do not wish to do so. International students who are participating in their courses can remain in the United States.
July 06, 2020I want to travel back to my home country to continue my studies. Can I do so?UMB is discouraging all travel at this time. However, we recognize that there may be important reasons for international students to return to their home countries. If you plan to travel, we ask that you complete our Travel Reporting and Signature request and set up an appointment with an OIS staff member. You can do both things by logging into Sunapsis.
July 06, 2020I traveled back to my home country to continue my studies. Who should I notify?If you already departed the United States, we ask that you please fill out the Travel Reporting and Signature e-form in Sunapsis. You should also notify your student affairs dean or program coordinator if you have not already done so.
July 06, 2020I am a current international student experiencing financial difficulties related to COVID-19. Can the University help me with unforeseen expenses related to COVID-19?International students can request financial assistance through their schools’ student emergency fund. Please contact your student affairs dean's office to find out how to request emergency funding.
July 06, 2020Can I conduct human subjects research and clinical service delivery at international sites?Research and service delivery at international sites is guided by the UMB phased research plan adopted June 23, 2020. As of July 2, 2020, the University is at Stage 0 for clinical research (preparation stage). Check plan for guidelines and instructions.
July 06, 2020How do I get in touch with the Office of International Services (OIS) if I have questions?OIS staff are here to help you, even though we are working remotely. International postdocs and faculty who need assistance from OIS staff can email the office and submit requests for visa services or appointments with OIS staff in Sunapsis.
July 06, 2020Can I extend an international postdoc past the five-year limit on postdoctoral fellow appointments? UMB will allow narrow case-by-case exceptions to be made to the five-year postdoc limit if the exception is due to COVID-19-related circumstances.
July 06, 2020I am a faculty member, department chair, or dean who hires international postdoctoral fellows and faculty. Can I hire international postdocs and faculty?Prospective international faculty and postdocs who are currently in the United States can be hired in most circumstances. In general, UMB can pursue visa sponsorship for individuals who are currently in the United States who need an employment visa to start or continue work at UMB.
June 29, 2020HHS ASPR TRAACIEThis page highlights resources identified or developed to address current response and recovery operations to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
June 26, 2020What should I do if I feel ill?Anyone who presents symptoms compatible with a COVID-19 or flu-like illness (fever, cough, or shortness of breath and other respiratory viruses) should not be on UMB’s campus and should seek guidance from a health care provider.
June 23, 2020Download UMB Approved Virtual BackgroundsVirtual backgrounds featuring scenes around UMB are available to use for Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
June 22, 2020UMB Enhances Cleaning and Disinfecting The EVS crew is equipped with new tools and procedures so employees are ensured their health is a top priority when it comes to cleaning.
June 19, 2020UMB COVID-19 Hotline Worksheet for StudentsA guide for students on UMB campus to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
June 18, 2020Can the virus be spread through the air ducts? No, the virus is not spread via the HVAC system.
June 18, 2020Can I eat lunch with my lab mates if we are fewer than 10 people? No. Evidence is emerging that a major route of transmission in the workplace is between people having lunch together.
June 18, 2020Will hand-sanitizing stations be available? Yes. Additional hand sanitizers were installed at the entrances to most buildings.
June 18, 2020Why are we not measuring everyone’s temperature? Non-contact temperature measuring devices are not precise and fail to identify carriers who have not developed a fever.
June 18, 2020Will Federal Work Study student employees and Non-Federal Work Study student employees still get paid? UMB will continue to pay Federal Work Study student employees and Non-Federal Work Study student employees based on the average number of hours they typically work per week.
June 17, 2020The Universities At Shady Grove COVID-19 UpdatesUpdates and guidance on academics and operations at The Universities At Shady Grove.
June 15, 2020What hours does Public Safety patrol the campus? Currently, Public Safety has staff on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open campus buildings have a security officer stationed at most entrances. Police officers are patrolling the campus 24/7. A supplement of security officers help to cover between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Safe Walk remains available 24/7; service can be requested by calling 410-706-6882.
June 13, 2020Maryland COVID-19 Rumor ControlThe purpose of this page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
June 13, 2020How To Make a Face MaskThe COVID-19 DIY Masks initiative is a way for our communities to assist during these unprecedented times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued guidance approving the use of cloth masks in certain settings.
June 13, 2020Be Alert for COVID-19 Cyber Scams and Phishing Attacks During a media-intensive crisis such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, UMB’s Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) wants students, faculty, and staff to be aware that cyber attackers will try to take advantage of the situation by attempting to scam you or by launching phishing attacks designed to get you to click on malicious links or open infected email attachments.
June 12, 2020What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces.
June 12, 2020How Buildings Are Cleaned and DisinfectedIn addition to routine custodial cleaning, the University has implemented an enhanced cleaning protocol and frequency to clean and disinfect common areas and commonly touched surfaces in occupied buildings.
June 12, 2020Enhanced HygieneGuidelines for enhanced personal hygiene on campus
June 12, 2020Letter Regarding Fall 2020 Student HousingAs the different Schools of UMB make decisions regarding how classes will be offered, we wanted to let you know that if UMB Housing is the best option for you to focus on your academic endeavors (whether that be in-person classes, completely remote, or hybrid), we are here to provide housing.
June 01, 2020How To Support UMB COVID-19 InitiativesGift support to address this substantial challenge is welcome and may be directed to any of the following purposes
June 01, 2020HS/HSL seeks COVID-19 Stories and Experiences from UMB CommunityIn an effort to capture the UMB Community’s experiences during the current pandemic for future researchers Historical Collections in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library has launched a project: UnMasking a Pandemic: Stories from UMB during COVID-19.
June 01, 2020What happens if I have unmet graduation requirements that are critical in order to graduate on time this year? Innovative solutions should be sought to meet these needs. For example, clinical and field rotations for a small number of students that can be deemed extremely safe from COVID-19 infection for students may be considered.
June 01, 2020Can students participate in any group, in-person activities with faculty as an alternative to my experiential/field learning activity?Group in-person activities with faculty for alternative experiences, inclusive of classroom simulations, formulary assessments, etc., are allowed if strict measures are taken to follow the 6-foot physical distancing rule, and documentation of that requirement is maintained.
June 01, 2020I’m a faculty member. Can I organize my students to volunteer in field placements? UMB is not organizing or orchestrating any on-site student volunteer activities. UMB is also not advocating for use of students as volunteers in the hospital setting. UMB faculty should not solicit or coordinate their students for use as volunteers for on-site activities. This does not prohibit students from volunteering.
May 15, 2020UMB Recovery FrameworkCOVID-19 presents challenges and opportunities that call for addressing recovery alongside strategic planning. This framework aligns quickly restoring education and research with comprehensive strategic planning to regenerate an innovative, competitive, and resilient institution driven by the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Core Values.
May 13, 2020I am a student who tested positive for COVID-19. Who do I contact?If a student is confirmed to have COVID-19, their Student Affairs dean should be contacted. On-campus students should call 800-701-9863 to reach the UMB COVID-19 Hotline for guidance.
April 02, 2020Letter To Students Concerning Refunds and BankMobileThe University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) will be processing prorated student refunds for the spring 2020 semester as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, so the Student Accounting Office would like to ensure that all students have set up their refund preference in the BankMobile system.
March 31, 2020Student Housing Remains OpenAt this time, UMB Housing at Fayette Square Apartments and Pascault Row Apartments remains open for all UMB students/faculty/staff.
March 18, 2020How do I add additional second factors to my Duo account? To add additional devices, or edit existing devices, log in at https://directory.umaryland.edu, then click on Multi-Factor Authentication.
March 18, 2020Where can I find information regarding the use of the Blackboard Learning Management application for teaching and learning? View the complete answer for links for specific users.
March 18, 2020How do I access UMB applications and systems if I am teleworking? Almost all UMB applications and systems are web-based and can be accessed directly via a web browser on your home/remote computer. You do not need to use a virtual private network (VPN) connection unless a particular UMB application or system is not accessible via the web.
March 18, 2020Will UMB excuse an absence for a student who is sick with COVID-19?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.
March 16, 2020National Museum of Dentistry is ClosedThe Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th until further notice in accordance with the University of Maryland, Baltimore's current practices and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 situation.
March 16, 2020OIS Updates Surrounding COVID-19 We anticipate being able to manage all requests virtually, in observance of the campus guidance issued March 12, 2020 implementing teleworking. The safety of our students, faculty and staff are our top priority.
March 13, 2020How do I install anti-virus software to protect my computer, my identity, and UMB systems? If using Windows 10, turn on the built-in antivirus feature called Microsoft Defender.
March 06, 2020Clinical, Field Placement, and Internship Guidelines for StudentsA list of scenarios that students might find themselves in dealing with COVID-19 related issues in clinical, field placements and internships. These guidelines provide direction regarding continuance or cessation of field placements/internships and quarantine and self-isolation guidelines.