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

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).


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
Lori A. Edwards, DrPH, BSN, RN, CNS-PCH, BC
Assistant Professor and Interim Associate Dean for the MSN Program
edwards@umaryland.edu
Shannon Reedy Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN ‌
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the DNP Program
idzik@umaryland.edu
Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Professor and Associate Dean for the PhD Program
enahm@umaryland.edu
Jeffrey Ash, EdD
Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
jash@umaryland.edu 
Jen Schum, PhD
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services
jennifer.schum@umaryland.edu
Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
Bill and Joanne Conway Dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing
kirschling@umaryland.edu 

Communications

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.

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


Communications

Information for Researchers

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