New Coronavirus-related Prevention Measures Also Include Guidance on Meetings, Events
The university provided guidance yesterday on travel, preparations for online meetings and telework and CDC-recommended prevention measures for meetings and events.
The University of Maryland continues to actively monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and provide regular updates to our community. The University Health Center (UHC) is in regular communication with county and state health officials, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. This evening, Gov. Larry Hogan confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Prince George’s County. There are no confirmed cases at the University of Maryland.
Given the confirmed case in the county, we will continue to consult with state and county health departments to determine the best course of action for our community. We remind our faculty, staff and students about important health behaviors, and we underscore this message for vulnerable individuals, especially those who are immunocompromised and have chronic health conditions.
We all play a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and we are taking measures to better protect our students, our staff and our faculty. We are providing updates in three key areas:
The university is issuing the following updated travel guidance, effective for the next 60 days. This guidance applies to all upcoming travel, including any that has been previously approved:
Deans and vice presidents have authority to assess essential travel and address other questions. These guidelines will be reevaluated in 30 days.
Events and meetings
The university is issuing the following guidance on upcoming events and meetings:
Deans and vice presidents have authority to assess essential events and address other questions. These guidelines are in effect through April 6, at which point they will be reevaluated.
Preparing for the possibility of online coursework and telework
We continue to prepare for the possibility of moving instruction online and the need for employees to telework:
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this time. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, continue to check your emails and campus website for updates.
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