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Return to the Fall 2020 Reopening Plan

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October 22, 2020: COVID-19 testing and flu prevention

October 20, 2020: Remaining Vigilant Against COVID-19

October 16, 2020: Amendment to Temporary Salary Reduction Plan

October 15, 2020: Thanksgiving Recess, Winter Commencement and Winter Term

September 30, 2020: COVID-19 Testing Update

September 24, 2020: Updated Guidance: Use of Leave, New Talent Share Program, Face Coverings

September 18, 2020: University Health Center Leadership

September 17, 2020: Zoom setting changes for a secure virtual community

September 16, 2020: Additional COVID-19 testing time slots

September 10, 2020: Resuming limited in-person undergraduate instruction

September 10, 2020: Financial impacts during COVID-19

September 04, 2020: Technology to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

September 04, 2020: Next round of COVID-19 testing on campus

September 03, 2020: Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2020: Required reporting of COVID-19 test results

August 31, 2020: Welcome back, Terrapins

August 28, 2020: Holding each other accountable

August 27, 2020: Important COVID-19 testing expectations and reminders

August 27, 2020: COVID-19 Testing and Symptom Monitoring Requirements for UMD Affiliates

August 24, 2020: On Decision-Making

August 20, 2020: We Need Your Help to Stop the Spread

August 19, 2020: New COVID-19 Campus Dashboard; Free Testing on Campus

August 17, 2020: Face Coverings - Guidance for the UMD Community

August 10, 2020: Important changes to the fall semester at Maryland

July 24, 2020: Extension of COVID-19 University Travel Guidance

July 22, 2020: Results of July 14-15, 2020 COVID-19 Testing

June 15, 2020: Fall 2020 Semester Update

May 29, 2020: Expectations for Fall 2020 semester

May 21, 2020: Extension of Spring 2020 Grading Method--FINAL deadline

April 28, 2020: UMD framework for planning and virtual town hall meeting

April 22, 2020: Summer Session Announcement

April 20, 2020: Plans to recognize and celebrate the Spring 2020 UMD graduates

April 15, 2020: COVID-19 Update on Face Covering Requirements

April 9, 2020: The loss of a University staff member

April 4, 2020: Remembering and honoring the first loss in our UMD community due to COVID-19

March 27, 2020: Health, education, jobs, and common unity at UMD

March 24, 2020: Commencement; MD General Assembly; Federal Assistance

March 22, 2020: Fourth confirmed COVID-19 case and communication moving forward

March 21, 2020: Confirmed COVID-19 cases

March 20, 2020: Education Abroad Confirmed COVID-19 Case

March 19, 2020: Changes to our Spring 2020 semester

March 14, 2020: Suspending UMD Education Abroad programs for spring 2020 in all locations

March 13, 2020: Best wishes for a safe and restful spring break

March 10, 2020: COVID-19 Update: Move to Online Environment

March 9, 2020: COVID-19: new guidance on travel, events and preparation

March 7, 2020: Prevention Measures for Staying Healthy

March 5, 2020: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, Maryland

March 3, 2020: Latest Travel Guidance on Coronavirus

February 28, 2020: Coronavirus and Update on Italy

February 26, 2020: Coronavirus and Study Abroad Updates

February 04, 2020: CDC travel notice: connecting with recent travelers

January 29, 2020: Coronavirus prevention and updates

January 24, 2020: Health Information Regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus

January 22, 2020: A Message from the University Health Center about Novel Coronavirus in China

October 16, 2020: Amendment to Temporary Salary Reduction Plan
September 30, 2020: Faculty Letter Regarding Campus Response to COVID-19
September 17, 2020: Spring 2021 Schedule of Classes Announcement
September 9, 2020: Information for Terp families about COVID-19 and Quarantine/Isolation Procedures
September 04, 2020: COVID, Behavior and the Office of Student Conduct
August 28, 2020: Fall 2020 Instruction Updates for Faculty
August 27, 2020: Message from Student Conduct to UMD Students
August 24, 2020: President Pines' Virtual Conversation with Students
August 21, 2020: Message from Student Affairs to UMD Students
August 20, 2020: Message from the University Health Center to UMD Faculty and Staff
August 19, 2020: Message from Student Affairs about Mask Pickup for Off-Campus Students
August 13, 2020: UMD Cares - Important Student Requirements
August 12, 2020: Announcing transition to Phase 2 for on-campus research activities on August 24, 2020
August 10, 2020: Code of Student Conduct Reminders
August 10, 2020: UMD COVID-19 Student Testing Information
August 10, 2020: UMD COVID-19 Testing Guidelines for Faculty and Staff
August 10, 2020: Housing assignments, campus updates, move-in appointments and more
July 15, 2020: Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes
July 8, 2020: Academic Instruction Information for Fall 2020 from Dr. Mary Ann Rankin
June 26, 2020: Updated Guidance on Our Gradual Resumption of On-Campus Activities
June 11, 2020: Safety Practices and Requirements for Working on Campus
June 5, 2020: Research Transition to Phase 1: Limited Presence
June 1, 2020: Preparing to Reopen On-Campus Research
May 20, 2020: Coronavirus and Study Abroad Updates
May 18, 2020: Update on COVID-19 Telework and Leave Guidance
May 15, 2020: Updates on Research Restrictions
April 30, 2020: How is your experience learning remotely this semester?
April 30, 2020: Update on Severe Research Restrictions
April 7, 2020: Severe Research Restrictions Extended
April 6, 2020: COVID-19 Telework and Administrative Leave Guidance Extended
April 02, 2020: Update on student fees
April 02, 2020: UMD financial actions in this public health crisis
March 29, 2020: Beginning Online Education Tomorrow
March 27, 2020: Working Through COVID-19 Update
March 21, 2020: Transition to Severe Research Restrictions
March 20, 2020: An Update for Terp Families from the Vice President for Student Affairs 
March 20, 2020: Student Updates from Vice President Patty Perillo
March 19, 2020: Updated Equity Search Information
March 19, 2020: Cole Construction Project Temporarily Suspended
March 18, 2020: COVID-19 Updates on Research Operations
March 17, 2020: Updated Guidance for Employees
March 15, 2020: Zoom Web Conferencing System Now Available
March 13, 2020: Information from the Division of Research on COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Campus Research Community
March 13, 2020: Working Through COVID-19
March 12, 2020: UMD Suspends Spring 2020 Study Abroad Programming in Europe
March 12, 2020: Update on Admitted Student Open Houses
March 11, 2020: Equity in Hiring (Updated March 18, 2020)
March 11, 2020: DIT Announces Manokin Building Closure
March 11, 2020: Statement from Merrill College on Quarantine Rumors and Cleaning of Knight Hall
March 11, 2020: Student Support Services and Resource


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