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Return to On-Campus Work
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Latest Employee Action Update

  • April 8: UMBC COVID-19 Action Update

    April 8, 2020 6:00 PM
    Campus Status: The University is open, with employees working remotely. Facilities will remain closed. Maryland is currently under a Stay at Home Order.

    For the most updated information and more information on actions to reduce COVID-19 risks in our community, please visit

    Student Services and Support

    • April is Career Month and many events are being hosted online. Visit the Career Center to learn more. 
    • The Counseling Center is offering a Coping with COVID webinar. They will be providing services remotely, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays. Please visit their website or call 410-455-2472 for more information.
    • University Health Services is providing services remotely, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays. Please visit their website or call 410-455-2542 for more information.

    Academic Continuity

    • Summer Session 2020 will be offered entirely online. The Office of Summer, Winter & Special Programs is working with academic departments to revise the schedule of classes to reflect changes in course delivery formats. Please monitor schedule updates at
    • If you have items checked out from the library, please disregard any automated notices you receive from the Library during this time. Please do not attempt to return your materials until the physical campus reopens. No fines or fees will accrue during this closure. The Library & Gallery staff have compiled a list of resources you can access even though the building is closed. 

    Business Continuity and Staff Support

    • From this point forward, employees will not be reimbursed for purchases made during this period of telework without the proper documentation and prior approval from their supervisor. Email approvals are acceptable at this time. The University cannot reimburse for sales tax.
    • Updates related to Dependent Care Flexible Spending during COVID19 and SRA retirement withdrawal and loan options under the Federal CARES Act can be found in the Health & Wellness FAQ's on the HR website.  
    • Lucy Wilson, emergency health services, explains best practices for using paper and cloth masks.
    • The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has launched a Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rumor Control Page.


    • Only employees with a letter from their supervisor or students that are approved for late stay should be on campus. If you have an emergency need to visit campus, call UMBC Police Deputy Chief Bruce Perry at 443-677-2195 or Lieutenant Derrick Johns at 410-207-0850.


    In the midst of challenging times, the UMBC community always finds ways to support each other. 

    Please take a moment to celebrate the winners of the Presidential Faculty and Staff Awards. We recognize and appreciate all they have done, and continue to do, to support the University and our students. Please take a moment to reach out to these community members and congratulate them on their accomplishments.

    Check out how Retrievers are staying #UMBCtogether even though we’re physically apart:

    If you have questions or concerns, please email

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