Coronavirus Information

The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Very rapidly, the virus has been detected in numerous countries including the United States.

The University Health Center (UHC) is in regular communication with county and state health officials and will share additional information as it becomes available.

We encourage faculty and other members of our community to take recommended precautions and to stay informed regarding the virus, as the situation changes rapidly. Below are resources to help you stay informed about COVID-19:

  • UMD Coronavirus Information: Provides the latest information and updates from the University.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Provides up-to-date information from the CDC regarding travel advisories, where cases have been reported, prevention and treatment, and more.
  • World Health Organization: Provides information and guidance from WHO regarding the outbreak.
  • Maryland Department of Health: Provides general information as well as Maryland-specific information regarding the outbreak.
  • During Prolonged Campus or Building Closures 
    A number of circumstances may require you to temporarily migrate your class online with short notice: a campus closure, increased absenteeism during a flu outbreak, inclement weather, etc. This site will provide you with guidance, strategies, and resources for making a swift change to your course delivery method and leveraging the appropriate technology to keep your course running.
  • A collection of IT articles and links about preparing to telework.
  • Faculty Health and Safety Expectations. The Office of Faculty Affairs developed guidance designed to inform faculty members of their responsibilities in adhering to health and safety expectations established by the University during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Unit Head Guidance. OFA and ADVANCE guidance that offers suggestions to academic leaders about how to balance faculty member needs impacted by the COVID-19 crisis on faculty members with the need to continue department operations, offer high-quality instruction to students, and support research excellence.
  • Modified APT Guidance. Modified guidelines for college and unit-level promotion processes. 
  • Promotion and Periodic Review Guidance. The Office of Faculty Affairs developed temporary guidance regarding faculty promotion and periodic reviews.