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Update to UMBC’s Mask Policy

Dear UMBC Community,


The COVID-19 Planning Coordinating Committee has been continuously monitoring the region's community risk levels and evaluating our current safety protocols. In light of the latest public health information and CDC recommendations, we are updating our campus safety protocols so that beginning Monday, October 3, masks will no longer be required in instructional spaces or other campus locations.


We are hosting COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics on campus through November and free high-quality masks will continue to be available at locations across campus, including at the RAC, the Library, and the Commons Information Center. We continue to emphasize that many in our community may need or choose to wear a mask and we must support each other and respect community members' personal decisions. 


We recommend that you also follow other personal safety measures. This includes remaining up to date on your vaccinations, staying home if you are sick, and masking for 10 days if you have been exposed to or are recovering from COVID-19.

If you have questions, you can contact us at covid19@umbc.edu. Faculty members with questions about specific courses should reach out to their department chair. Thank you for all that you are doing to keep our community healthy.


Provost Philip Rous

Vice President of Information Technology and CIO Jack Suess '81, M.S. '95

COVID-19 Planning Coordinating Committee Co-Chairs


Posted: September 29, 2022, 9:03 AM