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Requirements for our campus community, including vaccination, mask, testing and return-to-campus policies.
If a staff or faculty member does not comply with masking, testing or any other health and safety requirements, progressive discipline will be implemented, up to and including termination.
Masking Policies: Individual units should follow the UMD policy and not make their own policies regarding masking. The University Health Center will work with units who have specific concerns on a case-by-case basis.
Protecting the health and safety of our campus community is a top priority. Employees may use Release Time or Administrative Leave to get COVID-19 vaccines, additional doses and boosters, and the seasonal flu vaccine.*
Regardless of where you receive your vaccine:
*Note: Due to predictions that the 2021-2022 flu season may be a particularly difficult one, coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University is offering Release Time or Administrative Leave for flu shots throughout this flu season only.
Facilities Management provides answers to frequently asked questions about building services/housekeeping, building systems (HVAC and water), construction, and facilities management work requests.
FAQs: Instruction Spring 2022
Answers to some frequently asked questions regarding instruction in the Spring 2022 semester.
Recommended Guidance to Address Short-Term Absences Spring 2022
The University has an obligation to ensure the continuity of instruction to meet the needs of students and to ensure satisfactory progress in their programs of study. Existing University policies and procedures, such as the Policy and Procedures for Non-Creditable Sick Leave for Faculty Members and Academic Regulations for Students’ Absences, should primarily be followed.
University-related travel is travel for educational, research or business purposes tied to the traveler’s affiliation with the university, regardless of funding source.
May 10, 2022: Effective immediately, all university-related travel will be permitted.
We are in an ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The CDC recommends making sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before travel and avoiding travel to certain high risk destinations.
If you are unvaccinated and travel, your risk of contracting and getting seriously sick from the virus is higher compared to individuals who are up-to-date with their vaccine, and it is critically important to assess your health risk with your healthcare provider and to follow CDC recommendations prior to and during travel.
Some people should not travel. Do NOT travel if you were exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, you test positive for COVID-19, you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test or had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine. Don’t travel with someone who is sick. If you are immunocompromised, do NOT travel without first seeking advice from your personal physician.
Make sure to plan ahead. When traveling in the US, check the current COVID-19 Community Level at your destination. If traveling to an area with high or medium COVID-19 Community Levels, and you are, live with, or are visiting someone with a weakened immune system or at increased risk for severe disease, plan to take steps to prevent getting sick.
When traveling internationally, check the COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination and follow these recommendations to protect yourself and others while traveling.
If, at any time while you travel, you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or begin to feel unwell, please stay away from others and get tested as soon as possible. If you test positive, report your results at return.umd.edu. You are also advised to seek medical attention immediately, especially if you have a chronic health condition or are immunocompromised.
If you travel, please heed all CDC, federal, State and local guidance regarding travel. CDC guidance is updated regularly. CDC guidance can be found at the following links:
Campus Research Not Involving Human Subjects
Clinical Research and Other Campus Research Involving Human Subjects
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