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January 18, 2024: Staying Healthy this Spring Semester

October 31, 2023: Updated COVID-19 Isolation Protocols

September 6, 2023: Important COVID-19 Reminders

February 9, 2023: COVID-19 Vaccination Status Update

January 17, 2023: COVID-19 Spring 2023 Semester Guidance

August 24, 2022: COVID-19 Protocols for the Fall 2022 Semester

August 1, 2022: COVID-19 Protocols

May 16, 2022: COVID-19 Masking Updates

May 10, 2022: COVID-19 Protocol Updates: Vaccination and Travel

April 18, 2022: COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2022: A Happy and Healthy Spring Break

February 25, 2022: COVID-19 Update: Indoor Mask Mandate

January 19, 2022: Antigen COVID test supply for students, faculty and staff

January 13, 2022: COVID Update and Reminders for Spring 2022 Semester

January 07, 2022: Spring 2022: COVID Precautions and Requirements

December 31, 2021: COVID-19 Measures: Spring 2022 Semester

December 22, 2021: COVID-19 Measures: Expected Plans for January

December 16, 2021: Important COVID-19 Actions: Effective Immediately

December 15, 2021: COVID-19 Update before Winter Break

December 02, 2021: Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 update

November 2, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and Additional Doses

October 19, 2021: COVID-19 Notification Protocol Updates

October 7, 2021: Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

September 24, 2021: KN95 Mask Distribution and COVID-19 Testing Schedule Update

September 17, 2021: New COVID Health Measures

August 27, 2021: Accessing Services at the University Health Center and COVID-19 Testing

August 19, 2021: Additional UMD COVID-19 Guidance

August 6, 2021: New Indoor Masking Mandate

July 30, 2021: Current COVID-19 Masking Guidelines

July 14, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination: Fall 2021 Expectations

June 30, 2021: COVID-19 Related Disability Accommodations & Requests for Consideration

June 30, 2021: COVID-19 requirement updates and vaccine appointments on campus

June 21, 2021: Vaccination Requirements for all UMD Students

June 17, 2021: Education Abroad resumes in-person programming in AY 2021-22

May 27, 2021: COVID-19 Summer Restrictions Lifting May 28, 2021; How to Verify Vaccination Status

May 13, 2021: Update of COVID-19 University Travel Guidance

May 06, 2021: Important COVID-19 Campus Updates & Summer Expectations

April 27, 2021: The Fight Against COVID; On-Campus Vaccine Appointments Still Available

April 23, 2021: Mandatory vaccinations; appointments for family members; and “University Days”

April 21, 2021: Sign up today: Safeway's on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic

April 14, 2021: Guidelines and Phased Plan for Fall 2021

April 08, 2021: Limited supply of COVID vaccine on campus next week

April 06, 2021: All Marylanders 16+ eligible for COVID vaccine

April 02, 2021: Update on the University's Finances and Budget

April 02, 2021: COVID-19: Adjusting Restrictions and Vaccine Guidance

March 24, 2021: COVID-19 Updates: Remaining vigilant, testing reminders and vaccine information

March 05, 2021: Spring Break Reminders: Travel, Testing, Online Instruction and the UK Variant

February 27, 2021: Lifting Recent COVID Restrictions

February 20, 2021: Urgent COVID Actions: One Week of Online Instruction, Resident Students to Sequester-in-Place

February 18, 2021: Taking action against further COVID-19 spread

February 11, 2021: Planning for Fall 2021

February 5, 2021: COVID-19 Updates: New Variants, Mask Effectiveness & Routine Testing

January 25, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

January 08, 2021: Preparing for safe and efficient COVID-19 vaccine distribution

December 14, 2020: Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

December 08, 2020: Spring Academic Calendar

December 07, 2020: COVID-19 testing plans for winter

November 13, 2020: Urgent COVID-19 measures

November 5, 2020: Thanksgiving Recess Update

October 22, 2020: COVID-19 testing and flu prevention

October 20, 2020: Remaining Vigilant Against COVID-19

October 16, 2020: Amendment to Temporary Salary Reduction Plan

October 15, 2020: Thanksgiving Recess, Winter Commencement and Winter Term

September 30, 2020: COVID-19 Testing Update

September 24, 2020: Updated Guidance: Use of Leave, New Talent Share Program, Face Coverings

September 18, 2020: University Health Center Leadership

September 17, 2020: Zoom setting changes for a secure virtual community

September 16, 2020: Additional COVID-19 testing time slots

September 10, 2020: Resuming limited in-person undergraduate instruction

September 10, 2020: Financial impacts during COVID-19

September 04, 2020: Technology to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

September 04, 2020: Next round of COVID-19 testing on campus

September 03, 2020: Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2020: Required reporting of COVID-19 test results

August 31, 2020: Welcome back, Terrapins

August 28, 2020: Holding each other accountable

August 27, 2020: Important COVID-19 testing expectations and reminders

August 27, 2020: COVID-19 Testing and Symptom Monitoring Requirements for UMD Affiliates

August 24, 2020: On Decision-Making

August 20, 2020: We Need Your Help to Stop the Spread

August 19, 2020: New COVID-19 Campus Dashboard; Free Testing on Campus

August 17, 2020: Face Coverings - Guidance for the UMD Community

August 10, 2020: Important changes to the fall semester at Maryland

July 24, 2020: Extension of COVID-19 University Travel Guidance

July 22, 2020: Results of July 14-15, 2020 COVID-19 Testing

June 15, 2020: Fall 2020 Semester Update

May 29, 2020: Expectations for Fall 2020 semester

May 21, 2020: Extension of Spring 2020 Grading Method--FINAL deadline

April 28, 2020: UMD framework for planning and virtual town hall meeting

April 22, 2020: Summer Session Announcement

April 20, 2020: Plans to recognize and celebrate the Spring 2020 UMD graduates

April 15, 2020: COVID-19 Update on Face Covering Requirements

April 9, 2020: The loss of a University staff member

April 4, 2020: Remembering and honoring the first loss in our UMD community due to COVID-19

March 27, 2020: Health, education, jobs, and common unity at UMD

March 24, 2020: Commencement; MD General Assembly; Federal Assistance

March 22, 2020: Fourth confirmed COVID-19 case and communication moving forward

March 21, 2020: Confirmed COVID-19 cases

March 20, 2020: Education Abroad Confirmed COVID-19 Case

March 19, 2020: Changes to our Spring 2020 semester

March 14, 2020: Suspending UMD Education Abroad programs for spring 2020 in all locations

March 13, 2020: Best wishes for a safe and restful spring break

March 10, 2020: COVID-19 Update: Move to Online Environment

March 9, 2020: COVID-19: new guidance on travel, events and preparation

March 7, 2020: Prevention Measures for Staying Healthy

March 5, 2020: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, Maryland

March 3, 2020: Latest Travel Guidance on Coronavirus

February 28, 2020: Coronavirus and Update on Italy

February 26, 2020: Coronavirus and Study Abroad Updates

February 04, 2020: CDC travel notice: connecting with recent travelers

January 29, 2020: Coronavirus prevention and updates

January 24, 2020: Health Information Regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus

January 22, 2020: A Message from the University Health Center about Novel Coronavirus in China

October 31, 2023: Updated COVID-19 Isolation Protocols

January 27, 2022: Consequences for Staff Non-Compliance with Spring COVID-19 Protocols

January 03, 2022: Rescheduled COVID-19 Testing for Unvaccinated Individuals

January 03, 2022: Rescheduled COVID-19 Testing Due to Campus Closure

September 27, 2021: QR Codes for Early Contact Identification

September 27, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Required for New Hires

September 20, 2021: Early Contact Identification and QR Codes

September 09, 2021: Classroom procedures, disruptions and expectations during COVID-19

September 08, 2021: Caregiving Resources Available to Employees & Important COVID-19 Reminders

August 27, 2021: Important COVID-19 Testing Details

August 24, 2021: Update to COVID-19 University Travel Guidance

August 23, 2021: University Protocol for Positive COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts

August 17, 2021: Course Registration Canceled Due to COVID-19 Vaccine Non-Compliance

August 16, 2021: FINAL NOTICE: UMD Course Registration Will be Canceled Tonight

August 4, 2021: Canceling UMD Registration Due to Vaccine Non-Compliance

July 30, 2021: Vaccination Requirement for All UMD Students: Action Required

July 30, 2021: Attention Faculty: COVID-19 Protocol and Compliance

July 30, 2021: ACTION REQUIRED: COVID-19 Vaccination Update for our International Community

July 30, 2021: Requirements of unvaccinated individuals

July 29, 2021: COVID-19 Compliance for Staff

July 29, 2021: COVID-19 Compliance for Faculty

July 28, 2021: UMD Registration Status: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

June 8, 2021: Vaccination Requirement for UMD Affiliates

June 03, 2021: Updated Guidance for Conducting UMD Research

May 12, 2021: Vaccination Update for our International Community

March 24, 2021: Research activities transition to 75% occupancy of research spaces on April 5, 2021

March 12, 2021: Administrative Leave for Vaccine Appointments

February 23, 2021: Resources for Coping with COVID’s Impact on Mental Health

February 16, 2021: Spring 2021 Grading Method Selection

January 22, 2021: Spring 2021 Grading Policies

January 22, 2021: Academic Updates for the Spring 2021 Semester

January 15, 2021: Preparing for the Spring 2021 Semester

January 15, 2021: Important Updates to Begin the Spring 2021 Semester

November 16, 2020: Extending the deadline for course withdrawal

November 16, 2020: Additional student accommodations during COVID

November 02, 2020: Financial Update -- Temporary Salary Reduction Ends

October 27, 2020: Residence Hall Occupancy Updates - Breaks, Spring Housing Outlook and More

October 16, 2020: Amendment to Temporary Salary Reduction Plan

September 30, 2020: Faculty Letter Regarding Campus Response to COVID-19

September 17, 2020: Spring 2021 Schedule of Classes Announcement

September 9, 2020: Information for Terp families about COVID-19 and Quarantine/Isolation Procedures

September 04, 2020: COVID, Behavior and the Office of Student Conduct

August 28, 2020: Fall 2020 Instruction Updates for Faculty

August 27, 2020: Message from Student Conduct to UMD Students

August 24, 2020: President Pines' Virtual Conversation with Students

August 21, 2020: Message from Student Affairs to UMD Students

August 20, 2020: Message from the University Health Center to UMD Faculty and Staff

August 19, 2020: Message from Student Affairs about Mask Pickup for Off-Campus Students

August 13, 2020: UMD Cares - Important Student Requirements

August 12, 2020: Announcing transition to Phase 2 for on-campus research activities on August 24, 2020

August 10, 2020: Code of Student Conduct Reminders

August 10, 2020: UMD COVID-19 Student Testing Information

August 10, 2020: UMD COVID-19 Testing Guidelines for Faculty and Staff

August 10, 2020: Housing assignments, campus updates, move-in appointments and more

July 15, 2020: Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes

July 8, 2020: Academic Instruction Information for Fall 2020 from Dr. Mary Ann Rankin

June 26, 2020: Updated Guidance on Our Gradual Resumption of On-Campus Activities

June 11, 2020: Safety Practices and Requirements for Working on Campus

June 5, 2020: Research Transition to Phase 1: Limited Presence

June 1, 2020: Preparing to Reopen On-Campus Research

May 20, 2020: Coronavirus and Study Abroad Updates

May 18, 2020: Update on COVID-19 Telework and Leave Guidance

May 15, 2020: Updates on Research Restrictions

April 30, 2020: How is your experience learning remotely this semester?

April 30, 2020: Update on Severe Research Restrictions

April 7, 2020: Severe Research Restrictions Extended

April 6, 2020: COVID-19 Telework and Administrative Leave Guidance Extended

April 02, 2020: Update on student fees

April 02, 2020: UMD financial actions in this public health crisis

March 29, 2020: Beginning Online Education Tomorrow

March 27, 2020: Working Through COVID-19 Update

March 21, 2020: Transition to Severe Research Restrictions

March 20, 2020: An Update for Terp Families from the Vice President for Student Affairs 

March 20, 2020: Student Updates from Vice President Patty Perillo

March 19, 2020: Updated Equity Search Information

March 19, 2020: Cole Construction Project Temporarily Suspended

March 18, 2020: COVID-19 Updates on Research Operations

March 17, 2020: Updated Guidance for Employees

March 15, 2020: Zoom Web Conferencing System Now Available

March 13, 2020: Information from the Division of Research on COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Campus Research Community

March 13, 2020: Working Through COVID-19

March 12, 2020: UMD Suspends Spring 2020 Study Abroad Programming in Europe

March 12, 2020: Update on Admitted Student Open Houses

March 11, 2020: Equity in Hiring (Updated March 18, 2020)

March 11, 2020: DIT Announces Manokin Building Closure

March 11, 2020: Statement from Merrill College on Quarantine Rumors and Cleaning of Knight Hall

March 11, 2020: Student Support Services and Resource


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