COVID-19 Resources

Students, faculty and staff should continue to work remotely as much as possible. If you are planning to return to campus, please review the UMD Fall 2020 Reopening Plan and confirm your test results in the Keep Terps Safe Portal.

Additionally review the Safety Assuredness Plan for CS and UMIACS, which contains contact information on coordinating shift schedules and requesting access.

If you will be conducting research on campus during COVID-19, also review the Safety Assuredness Plan Phase II.

To check the status of COVID-19 on campus, visit the Keep Terps Safe UMD COVID-19 Dashboard.

When you come to campus, please adhere to the following:

Room Safety

  • Wear a mask at all times and maintain a six foot distance from others
  • No simultaneous occupancy of adjacent or opposite seats/desks
  • All rooms have a limited capacity of one person per 150 square feet. (The maximum occupancy is posted outside each graduate student room).
  • Huddle rooms are limited to one person at a time.
  • Disinfect work surfaces and commonly touched items with supplied cleaning supplies upon arrival and departure.
  • Drop-in visits are not allowed if room is at maximum capacity, and visits are restricted to 30 minutes or less.

Personal Hygiene Behaviors to Reduce Spread

  • Do not come to campus if feeling unwell for any reason.
  • Wear cloth face coverings (strongly encouraged even if alone in a room) when inside buildings, outdoors and when in the presence of others.
  • If you are using a room while not wearing a mask, please leave a note stating that you have done so and mark the time when you left the room. This will allow other students to manage the level of risk they are willing to take (e.g. waiting 1-2 hours before entering a room where an unmasked person was).
  • Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and use best practices for hygiene
  • Use your best efforts to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water frequently. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based (at least 60 percent) hand sanitizer.

Coordinating Access and Shift Schedules (for rooms over maximum capacity)

  • Students should work with their office mates to select shifts using the established graduate student room mailing list
  • Students should communicate directly with each other if they need to swap days/times at any point.

More information on shift schedules, how to coordinate, and who to contact is available in the Safety Assuredness Plan.