Dr. Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, University Health Center director, sent the following email to the campus community today:
Over the past 10 days, many areas of the country, Maryland included, have seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. These cases are driven by new, more contagious Omicron sub-variants, but thankfully seem to present with mostly mild symptoms due to the continued effectiveness of vaccines and boosters.
As we have done since the beginning of this pandemic, we are continually reviewing a wide range of health metrics to inform a coordinated and data-informed response. Following a review of the most recent numbers, we wanted to share our current protocols and guidance:
Thanks to our extremely high vaccination rate and the continued use of masks in classrooms, the number of COVID cases on our campus has remained low, allowing us to have a rich, in-person experience this year. We appreciate your continued diligence as we complete the final weeks of the spring semester.
Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, MD, MBA, FACP
Director, University Health Center
Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland
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