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Health and Safety in UH

The 4Maryland Fall 2020 Reopening Plan includes health and safety guidelines for the entire UMD campus. These include:

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Wear a face covering at all times indoors and outdoors when other people are nearby.

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Stay at least 6 feet from others at all times.

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Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.

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If you are sick, do not report to work or class.


Updates and resources on the gradual reopening of campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Health and Safety

The university has developed a multifaceted and integrated plan for COVID-19 surveillance, testing and early warning.

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The fall semester will begin on Aug. 31 and classes will run through Dec. 14, as scheduled.

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Research operations were the first activities to resume on campus, speaking to its vital role at the University of Maryland.

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Student Life

The student experience will include new safety guidelines and opportunities regarding housing, dining, co-curricular activities, and mental health and wellness.

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Intercollegiate Athletics

Maryland Athletics worked with health officials and the NCAA and Big Ten Conference to develop a plan to safely return to training, practice, competition and work.

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Human Resources

To de-densify the campus and ensure physical distancing, the gradual return to campus of faculty and staff will be phased over several months.

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Fiscal Planning

The state's Department of Budget and Management has not yet released its proposed budget. Additional details will be shared when the proposed state budget is received.

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We value input from our campus community. Please fill out our feedback form to share suggestions or report concerns about health and safety on campus.