Current Vaccination Status Still Required; Second Boosters Not Mandatory
Photo by John T. Consoli
University Health Center Director Dr. Spyridon Marinopoulos sent the following email to the campus community today:
As we near the end of the Spring 2022 semester, we want to provide updated COVID-19 vaccine and travel guidelines and requirements for our campus community. We will continue to monitor all available data and trends in our ongoing commitment to implement appropriate COVID-19 measures for the upcoming summer and fall semesters.
The University of Maryland will continue to require up-to-date vaccination (including a booster when eligible) against COVID-19 for all on-campus faculty, staff and students. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time. Vaccines have proven to be effective in reducing the spread of the virus on our campus over the past year, and will continue to be an important part of mitigating the risk and the seriousness of COVID-19 in our community.
Effective immediately, all university-related travel will be permitted.
Thankfully, the number of COVID-19 cases on our campus continues to be low, with mostly mild symptoms reported. Our high vaccination rate and adherence to applicable mask-wearing requirements have helped mitigate the spread of the virus on our campus. Thank you all for your continued diligence in adhering to our 4 Maryland protocols. The health of our campus community remains a team effort.
Be well and stay safe,
Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, MD, MBA, FACP
Director, University Health Center
Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland
Maryland Today is produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications for the University of Maryland community on weekdays during the academic year, except for university holidays.
Faculty, staff and students receive the daily Maryland Today e-newsletter. To be added to the subscription list, sign up here:Subscribe