Students & Postdocs: Student Health & Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

When will URecFit reopen?

Updated May 06, 2021

URecFit will remain closed for Fall 2020. URecFit will continue to focus on providing online and virtual services and programming as well as prepare the facility to reopen in the future. Read more.

What safety precautions are URecFit and Wellness putting in place when the facility reopens?

Updated May 06, 2021

The reopening of URecFit and Wellness at the SMC Campus Center is not a static plan and will most likely occur in phases. It will adapt as information evolves surrounding COVID-19 metrics, availability of staff (full time and part time), Campus Center operations, inventory of personal protective equipment, and other factors as they become known. Read more.

Does the disinfectant used by EVS custodians have to sit (dwell) on a surface to be effective?

Posted April 08, 2021

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. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Letter: Return to Campus Update: May 6, 2021

Posted May 06, 2021

We 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. Read more.

‘University Days’ Provides USM Students, Employees Access to Mass Vaccination Sites

Posted April 26, 2021

Since 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. Read more.

UMB Faculty and Staff Can Share COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination Information in One Click

Posted April 23, 2021

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. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

Return To Campus Guide May 2021

Updated May 07, 2021

This document applies to all University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students and employees and is intended for use by school and department leaders. Read more.

Physical Distancing & Capacity Guidelines

Updated May 06, 2021

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

Receiving Packages and Mail

Posted May 06, 2021

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

Additional Resources

COVID-19 Signage Toolbox Templates

Posted March 23, 2021

While 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. Read more.

Meet the Makers: Baltimore Makers Unite for COVID-19

Posted March 19, 2021

On 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. Read more.

Baltimore city Emergency Food Resources

Posted March 16, 2021

Links and an interactive map of food resources across the City, including grab & go meals, grocery box distributions, and food pantries. Read more.