COVID-19 Response

a student in a simulation lab wearing a mask

We will keep this webpage updated with the most current information about any COVID-19-related impact to School of Nursing operations.

UMSON Status

Employees: Operating as normal
Students: Operating as normal


UMSON COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements

For Students

For Employees

* If you are both a nursing student and an employee, student requirements take precedence.

UMB Procedures

  • UMB COVID-19 Management Portal
  • UMB COVID-19 Vaccination Protocols 
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Process
  • COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Protocols
    • Please use the COVID-19 Report Form when you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms that may be due to COVID-19, or had a close contact exposure.
    • When using the form, please remember to check your email after submitting. The email will provide specific instructions, including possible recommendations for you to not come to campus, get tested, and isolate. (Additionally, if you receive an error message when opening the form, please use an alternate Web browser.)
    • If you still have questions after using the form or if your situation does not quite fit, contact Kelsey Bradford, school health officer and assistant professor, at kbradford@umaryland.edu or 410-706-2589.
    • Students also can seek assistance from Student Health by emailing shealth@som.umaryland.edu.
    • Even if you know what to do, we appreciate you letting us know about positive COVID-19 tests — the information you share helps us understand campus trends and risks.

Other Resources

We recommend you continue wearing a face mask indoors.

Please use good judgment and consider wearing a mask indoors while at UMB, and please consider doing the same while in indoor areas in the community. 

If you need masks:

  • Baltimore: KN95 and medical masks are available at the guard's desk in the main lobby.
  • USG: Students can pick up KN95 masks from Open Lab in I-214. Employees can pick up masks from Forjet Williams' office, 101-G.

Additional Information

Information for Students

Resources 

UMSON Student COVID-19 Vaccination, Symptom Monitoring, and Testing Requirements

Info for Students

 

Additional Resources

If you are feeling increased anxiety because of the crisis and its disruption to your life, UMB offers counseling resources through the Student Counseling Center (410-328-8404).


Recent Student Communications


Contact Information 

Contact

Email

Kelsey Bradford
COVID-19 Testing, Screening, and uploading information to CastleBranch
kbradford@umaryland.edu
Vaccine Status  vaccineregistration@umaryland.edu 
Vaccine Exemption Status

vaccineexemptionquestions@umaryland.edu

Maeve Howett, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE 
Professor and Associate Dean for the Baccalaureate Program
mhowett@umaryland.edu
Bimbola Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the Master of Science in Nursing Program
bakintade@umaryland.edu
Shannon Reedy Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN ‌
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the DNP Program
idzik@umaryland.edu
Kirsten Corazzini, PhD, FGSA
Professor and Associate Dean for the PhD Program
kcorazzini@umaryland.edu
Jeffrey Ash, EdD
Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
jash@umaryland.edu 
Jana Goodwin, PhD, RN, CNE
Interim Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services
jgoodwin@umaryland.edu
Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
Bill and Joanne Conway Dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing
kirschling@umaryland.edu 

Information for Faculty and Staff

Resources

UMSON Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

* If you are both a nursing student and an employee, student requirements take precedence.

Info for Students Info for Employees

Use the UMB COVID-19 Management Portal to:

  • Approve or deny Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) COVID-19 health information sharing
  • Upload vaccination dose information (if not using CRISP), including booster
  • Request a vaccination exemption

Masks

The UMB Face Covering Policy is in effect. UMB recognizes that individuals who work in cubicles and at open work stations do not enjoy the same opportunity to remove their face covering as people with private offices. Therefore, UMB allows fully vaccinated people the option to wear either a KN95 or surgical mask when working in a cubicle or at an open work station as long as they are at least 6 feet from other people. UMB continues to recommend wearing a KN95 or equivalent mask when working in a cubicle or work station since a KN95 or equivalent mask provides better protection to the wearer then a surgical mask. A KN95 mask is still required to be worn when outside of your cubicle or work area.

To request surgical masks, please contact Megan Meadow, senior facilities and operations specialist.

Additional Resources

Counseling Resources

If you are feeling increased anxiety because of the crisis and its disruption to your life, UMB offers counseling resources through our Employee Assistance Program (667-214-1555). Download a brochure.

Technology, Telework, and Meeting Resources


Recent Faculty and Staff Communications


Recent Faculty and Staff Town Hall Recordings

Information for Researchers

Emergency Funds

Donate to one of our emergency funds to help create a much-needed safety net for our most vulnerable students:

Additional Resources

UMB COVID-19 News and Resources
for the campus preparedness plan, informational videos, and FAQs

UMB Alerts
for closings and other important campus-wide announcements

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
for updates on the spread of COVID-19 and recommendations to limit its spread

Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 Webpage
for Maryland-specific COVID-19 updates

"Gratitude Heals - A Special Edition Workbook for Supporting Healthcare in a COVID-19 Crisis"

We are grateful to Linda Roszak Burton, ACC, BBC, BS, the founder and managing partner of DRW Inc., a leadership development and executive coaching firm, for sharing with us "Gratitude Heals - A Special Edition Workbook for Supporting Healthcare in a COVID-19 Crisis." Ms. Roszak serves as an appointed member of the University of Maryland School of Nursing's Advisory Board for the Governor's Wellmobile Program. She has kindly granted us permission to post this workbook here and make it broadly available to our extended community. We are deeply appreciative of her ongoing support.

Guidance and Letters to the UMB Community

Impact Summary

  

Upcoming UMSON Town Halls