New policies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, related to COVID-19 involve canceling events and in-person instruction, suspending all work-related travel, and shifting to telework.
These changes, effective March 12, 2020, are the second step of UMB's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are put in place as University leaders and subject matter experts continue to examine ways to maintain the health and safety of the UMB community. Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS; Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, president and chief executive officer, University of Maryland Medical System; and E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, executive vice president for medical affairs, UMB, outlined the changes in a letter to the community. "We know it's difficult to keep up with frequent communications about new guidelines and policies, but our commitment to your safety requires us to adapt quickly to new information, and to make you aware of changes as soon as we can. We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation," the leaders wrote. The full letter is below: