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To de-densify the campus and ensure physical distancing, the gradual return to campus of faculty and staff includes options for remote work, alternating days for in-person staffing, and staggered arrivals/departures.
COVID-19 Testing Availability
Time Off For Vaccinations
Administrative Leave is available to regular and Contingent II staff and faculty for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
You may use up to two hours for each appointment for a maximum of two appointments/doses (total of four hours).
Record time as “Admin Lv-COVID VAX.”
Provide your supervisor with as much advance notice as possible for your appointment date(s) and time(s).
Return to work once you have received the vaccine dose, unless you are on approved leave.
If you have an adverse reaction or don’t feel well enough to return to work following vaccination, use accrued sick leave in accordance with established policies.
This administrative leave is only available for vaccine appointments beginning on or after March 1, 2021; time records will not be adjusted retroactively.
Reminder: After getting vaccinated, please continue following the 4 Maryland healthy behaviors - wear your mask, keep your distance from others, wash your hands, stay home if you feel ill, and get tested every two weeks if you come to campus.
Requirements for Faculty and Staff, Including Graduate Assistants
Before returning to work on campus, you must:
Once you have returned to work on campus:
Each day that you will be on campus, you must complete the self-monitoring survey from UMD confirming you have been symptom-free for at least 14 days. Employees will also receive a reminder email each morning with a link to the survey.
You must get a COVID-19 PCR-based test every two weeks throughout the semester and submit your test results through the return.umd.edu portal (following guidance from the University System of Maryland).
If you have a fever and/or symptoms, call the University Health Center Heal Line at 301.405.HEAL (4325). A UHC health care professional will obtain additional information from the individual to determine next steps. These may include clearance to come to campus, COVID-19 testing, isolation, quarantine and/or symptom monitoring.
Faculty and staff members not in compliance will be subject to employee progressive discipline measures.
return.umd.edu Portal || Personal COVID-19 Dashboard
Fall 2021 Semester Planning
The university has released guidelines and a phased plan for Fall 2021
. This plan aims at gradually expanding in-person campus activities in a phased approach, keeping our focus on the health and well-being of our entire campus community. Should health conditions change, other aspects of this plan may also change. Updates and any additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Fall 2021 Guidelines Fall 2021 Phased Plan
International Scholars and Faculty
New (January 25, 2021) COVID-19 international travel restrictions have been implemented that may affect non-citizens of the U.S. who have been in the areas listed below during the 14-day period preceding their trip:
the Schengen Area
the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe)
International scholars and faculty who were expected on campus that are not able to return due to the recent proclamation should inform their academic department or hiring manager of their delay. Please visit isss.umd.edu
for more information.
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