Pandemic Response at UMD


Our focus has been on the health and well-being of our entire campus community, and our plans have been coordinated with state and county health officials, with additional guidance provided by the University System of Maryland.

Returning to Work on Campus

Vaccination and testing links and resources for faculty, staff, affiliates, and students.

Guidelines and Phased Plan for Fall 2021

We have crossed the one-year threshold of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, our faculty, staff, and students have demonstrated flexibility, creativity, dedication, and resolve. Though much of our learning and engagement have occurred remotely, we look forward to welcoming all members of our community back safely to campus in the fall. Our plan is to resume our operations at full capacity in the fall 2021 semester. This document articulates a phased plan for gradually expanding in-person activities on campus to achieve our aim.

Vaccine Requirements for Fall 2021

Like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health, and medical providers across the country, the University of Maryland strongly believes that the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from getting the disease, in addition to following preventive measures. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.