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COVID-19 Update: Preparing for the Upcoming Break

Dear UMBC Community, 

As you make your personal plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and accompanying break, please take a moment to consider the safety precautions you need to consider to keep our community healthy. We ask that you:

1. Review CDC guidance on domestic and international travel.

2. Consider the most effective way to minimize your risk as you gather with friends and family, particularly if there are individuals in your family who are unvaccinated or at a higher risk of COVID-19 complications. The CDC provides excellent advice on Safer Ways to Celebrate Holidays

3. Test if necessary. Fully vaccinated community members without symptoms are not required to test but may use on-campus testing if they think they may have been exposed. Any community member who is not fully vaccinated is required to test immediately upon returning to campus. More information on testing is available here.

4. Stay healthy! If you have not already, please consider getting a flu shot. If you are sick, do not come to campus. If you are exposed to someone who has COVID-19, review our response and reporting protocols before returning to campus.

We have had tremendous success at keeping our campus healthy and controlling the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate everything you are doing and ask for your ongoing support as we continue this effort. 

Provost Philip Rous

Vice President for Administration and Finance Lynne Schaefer

COVID-19 Planning Coordinating Committee Co-Chairs


Posted: November 15, 2021, 3:19 PM