Letters to the UMB Community

University System of Maryland Vaccination Mandate

April 23, 2021

Dear UMB Community,

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.

As we plan for an increased presence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), you should know that over 70 percent of employees and 67 percent of students have already been vaccinated. In addition, anyone who works, lives, or studies within the city of Baltimore is eligible to be vaccinated at the SMC Campus Center Vaccination Clinic. Please visit — and share — the website www.GetTheVaccineBaltimore.org to make an appointment.

UMB will review the mandate received this morning and share updates on UMB’s processes related to vaccination and submitting proof of vaccination, when available.


Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS


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