We all have a responsibility to follow safety measures to help keep ourselves and members of the entire UMD community safe and healthy.
Check your status for coming to campus anytime at return.umd.edu. You will see if there are any steps you need to complete.
All faculty, staff and students, regardless of vaccination status, must:
Your vaccines are up-to-date when you have received your primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and any booster dose(s) when eligible.
If your vaccines are up-to-date, you:
If you have not yet confirmed your vaccine or booster information with the University, please visit myuhc.umd.edu and click “Enter My COVID-19 Vaccination Information.”
If you are unvaccinated or not up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines, regardless of exemption status, you:
Please review these guidelines before coming to campus. All visitors on campus are expected to abide by the UMD campus health and safety guidelines, including wearing a mask or face covering in all indoor spaces.
Individuals with a weakened or compromised immune system are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, including an increased risk of hospitalization and death. Many conditions and treatments can cause a person to be “immunocompromised” or have a weakened immune system.
Even when your vaccines are up-to-date, if you have a weakened immune system, you may need to continue to take precautions to maximally protect yourself. You are strongly encouraged to:
If you are unvaccinated and have a weakened or compromised immune system, you are at the highest risk for contracting and becoming severely ill from the virus. In addition to the above precautions, you are strongly advised against returning to campus until your vaccines are up-to-date and/or you have a statement from your physician listing the accommodations and adjustments required in your situation.
Masks must be worn indoors by all, regardless of vaccination status.
Masks are also required in the following situations even if you are up-to-date on vaccines:
If you are NOT fully vaccinated you must also wear a mask in all crowded outdoor spaces. You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times for your own protection and are expected to wear a KN95 mask.
We encourage everyone to wear masks at all crowded outdoor events, regardless of vaccination status. At outdoor athletic events, all fans will be required to wear masks in all indoor spaces, including suites and restrooms. Complete information about COVID protocols at athletic events can be found here.
Masks may be removed indoors under the following circumstances:
Type of Mask: A KN95 mask provides better protection for you and reduces the spread of the virus from someone wearing one. You are also less likely to develop COVID-19 after close contact with someone who tested positive when wearing a KN95 mask. These masks are extremely effective as they can filter 95% of the virus particles in the air.
This is based on updated recommendations from the CDC on mask usage by the general public.
Using and Caring for KN95 Masks: Guidance from UMD’s Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk.
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