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KN95 masks are available free of charge to all members of our campus community. If you are unvaccinated, you are expected to wear a KN95 mask. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should also wear a KN95 mask when around large groups, including in classroom settings and in residence halls.
If a staff or faculty member does not comply with masking, testing or any other health and safety requirements, progressive discipline will be implemented, up to and including termination.
Facilities Management provides answers to frequently asked questions about building services/housekeeping, building systems (HVAC and water), construction, and facilities management work requests.
FAQs: Instruction Fall 2021
Answers to some frequently asked questions regarding instruction in the Fall 2021 semester.
Recommended Guidance to Address Short-Term Absences Fall 2021
The University has an obligation to ensure the continuity of instruction to meet the needs of students and to ensure satisfactory progress in their programs of study. Existing University policies and procedures, such as the Policy and Procedures for Non-Creditable Sick Leave for Faculty Members and Academic Regulations for Students’ Absences, should primarily be followed.
University-related travel is travel for educational, research or business purposes tied to the traveler’s affiliation with the university, regardless of funding source. UMD has updated the travel guidance based on current guidance from the CDC. The university also follows guidance from the U.S. Department of State and the State of Maryland.
Given the nationwide prevalence of the delta variant and recent CDC guidance, we are modifying the instructions on university-related domestic travel as follows:
For travel to all other areas of the United States:
If you are fully vaccinated, you may conduct essential and non-essential domestic travel.
If you are not fully vaccinated and you are compliant with the university’s COVID requirements, you may conduct essential travel only.
The CDC recommends that you:
If you are not in compliance with the university's COVID requirements you will not be authorized for travel.
No changes are being made to international travel restrictions at this time; the CDC says that “international travel poses additional risks and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants.”
Use caution and judgment when considering any travel and:
Campus Research Not Involving Human Subjects
Clinical Research and Other Campus Research Involving Human Subjects
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