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Information for People Who Have Recently Traveled to an Area with a CDC Warning Level 3 Travel Advisory for COVID-19

Information for People with Underlying Health Conditions or Who Take Medicines that Suppress Their Immune System   

  • Review the CDC’s guidance for “People at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Complications”
  • If you are experiencing a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, visit your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Notify the UHC of your medical history so that we can send you updated information as it becomes available. 
  • Get your yearly flu shot to prevent complications. Find more information about flu shots at

Information for Everyone: Preventive Measures

We urge everyone to follow the prevention guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the additional guidance below: 
Less Touching and More Cleaning: 
  • Don't shake hands. Use a fist bump, elbow bump, or other creative greeting
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty
  • Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer available in your backpack/handbag, at each residential entrance, and in the car for use after getting gas or touching other potentially contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands
  • Travel with tissue packs in case you need to sneeze or cough
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as cell phones, doorknobs, light switches, remote and game controllers, and computer desks
  • Use disinfectant wipes on public scooters and bikes before use; always use wipes to clean gym equipment before and after use
  • Do not rub the Testudo statues for good luck before using wipes to clean before and after
Keep Your Distance:
  • If you are sick, stay home and seek medical care, as necessary
  • Keep your distance from sick people
  • Don't share water bottles, glasses or eating utensils
  • Avoid crowds and stuffy, poorly ventilated spaces
  • Consider virtual meetings as an alternative to in-person meetings
Prepare and Practice Regular Good Health Habits:
  • Stock up on home supplies, medicine and drinks to last during illness
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • When riding in a car with one or more passengers, use the Fresh Air Mode instead of Recirculation Mode
  • Get plenty of sleep, exercise, manage stress and eat nutritious food

Campus Resources

We encourage you to email if you have non-medical questions specific to UMD and coronavirus. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your physician.


The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 377,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.


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Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

Research and Innovation

The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 

The newly launched Innovation Gateway will guide you to the resources, programs, partners, and spaces you need to activate and scale your fearless ideas into innovations that launch new ventures, catalyze growth, and advance economic development.


At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. Our vibrant campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library. Student and faculty artists, designers, historians, writers and performers are exploring new media, presenting new perspectives, investigating new techniques and engaging new audiences.


Home of the Terrapins, the University of Maryland has one of the nation’s most recognizable and successful athletics programs. More than 550 student-athletes compete each year in 20 intercollegiate sports—12 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 19 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer, men's lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, and field hockey. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 32 regular season and tournament championships. Fear the Turtle!

Our Commitment to Student-Athletes

At the University of Maryland, our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students is paramount and resolute. For our student-athletes, that means both on and off the field.
The University of Maryland is committed to accountability, transparency, and fairness and is working to ensure our program upholds the values of our University.
Learn more about our commitment.

Student Life

The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community. 

Latest information on Coronavirus


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For media releases visit UMD Right Now

Coronavirus Updates:
The University Health Center is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The coronavirus is a new virus for humans and was first identified in China. Latest Coronavirus Updates

Presidential Search:
Darryll Pines Named University of Maryland’s 34th President. Learn More

Terps are bold, smart, curious and proud. We do good, in our communities and out in the world. We are fearless. And we are always looking to expand our ranks. Interested in becoming a University of Maryland student? This is where to start.


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