Feb. 5, 2020
The global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) will likely be a health concern to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community for the near future. We believe an important first step to maintaining health and wellness is information. To that end, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, in conjunction with UMB subject matter experts, and the Office of Emergency Management, has created a coronavirus information website -umaryland.edu/emergency/coronavirus.
The website contains basic information about 2019-nCoV, suggested preventative measures, updates on travel restrictions, answers to common questions, and links to official resources at the national, state, and local level. There are also links to health and wellness resources as well as other information specific to the UMB community.
Additionally, in the coming days you'll begin to see reminders on electronic message boards, on social media, and in The Elm about simple steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, be it the novel coronavirus, or the common flu (influenza).
Our goal is to promote a healthier UMB. Your attention is greatly appreciated.
Laura Kozak, MA
Associate Vice President
Communications and Public Affairs