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Severe Research Restrictions to Continue Through at Least June 1

By Maryland Today Staff

The University of Maryland will continue operating under severe research restrictions through at least June 1, following Prince George’s County’s extension of a stay-at-home order through that date, Vice President for Research Laurie E. Locascio announced in an email this afternoon.

For researchers who were previously granted an exception to operate under severe research restrictions, that approval remains in effect until June 1.

Locascio also said the university’s COVID-19 Research Advisory Task Force completed its work and proposed a comprehensive plan to phase in research on this campus. UMD will move into a new phase of planning and preparation for the gradual and deliberate reopening of on-campus research activities with a tentative, proposed start date of June 1, provided the county adjusts its restrictions at that time.

She requested the cooperation and support of the entire research community over the next two weeks to successfully transition to some on-campus research presence. More details on the requirements for planning and preparation to open research spaces on a limited basis will be shared next week.

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