December 22, 2021
Dear campus community,
As COVID-19 cases increase in our region and around the country, the University of Maryland continues to actively monitor all available data and trends both on our campus and in our surrounding community.
Throughout this pandemic, our goal has been unwavering: to prioritize the health and well-being of every member of our campus community. With that in mind, we are enacting the following measures for the winter term, effective January 3-21, 2022:
These measures are subject to change, depending on evolving COVID-19 conditions. Decisions about potential additional measures in advance of the spring semester will be made in early January.
Normal campus operations will continue throughout January and staff are expected to maintain regular work schedules. Supervisors are encouraged to work with eligible staff on flexible work arrangements, including telework, as appropriate. This is an effort to keep campus density low in the early weeks of the new year.
And as a reminder, we strongly encourage every member of our campus to receive the COVID-19 booster. It remains an important tool in our ongoing effort to reduce the spread of the virus and to help prevent serious illness and hospitalizations.
As this semester comes to a close, I wish you a happy and healthy holiday break.
Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland
Jennifer King Rice
Senior Vice President and Provost
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