Dr. Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, University Health Center director, sent the following email to the campus community today:
As we close out the semester and plan to spend the holidays with friends, family and loved ones, I wanted to thank every member of our community for helping keep our COVID-19 cases low throughout the semester. This was aided greatly by our extremely high vaccination rate and diligent mask wearing. Your commitment to both of these actions has helped protect you and other campus citizens.
Like many places throughout the country and the world, we are currently experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases on our campus over the last week. While our overall case counts remain relatively low for a community our size, this increase is a reminder to all of us that we must remain vigilant in our efforts to limit the spread of the virus on our campus.
With your health and safety in mind as we plan for the upcoming winter break, here are some ways to continue to protect yourself and others:
We wish our students well as they prepare for and take final exams, and we thank everyone in our community for your continued commitment to health and safety.
Have a great, healthy and restful holiday break.
Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, MD, MBA, FACP
Director, University Health Center
Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland
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