High-Risk Individuals

Information for community members who are immuno-compromised or at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19

We are excited to welcome you back to campus after this long, challenging period. We wish to provide additional resources for individuals in our community who are considered high-risk. All of our campus-wide protocols have been implemented with your health and safety in mind. We will update this page if developments occur that will affect these community members.

  • The University System of Maryland and UMBC’s vaccine requirement is the most significant step we can take to reduce the spread and the severity of the disease within our community, but it is not going to reduce that risk to zero.
  • In addition, we have implemented core campus safety measures including masking and physical distancing on campus.
  • We encourage you to review this CDC document reviewing certain conditions that may place you at higher risk for severe COVID illness if you get infected. If you do have any of these conditions, please have a discussion with your primary care provider and/or specialist to learn more about what else you can do to lower your risk.
  • The CDC is also recommending a booster shot for individuals with certain conditions. We encourage you to discuss this decision with your primary care provider. You do not need to report this to the University at this time.
  • Faculty and staff with questions on their particular situation should contact Human Resources at covid19hrresponseteam@umbc.edu.
  • Employees with documented disabilities who would like to discuss workplace accommodations due to the impact of their health condition should contact UMBC’s ADA coordinator. More information can be found here.
  • Students who wish to discuss specific health-related requests can contact Student Disability Services.