March 8, 2020: Communication to Clinical Partners from Ann Mech, Director of Legal Affairs

Dear Clinical Partners,

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has students participating in educational experiences at your health care agency. These students are enrolled in one of the school’s programs: BSN, MSN, DNP, or PhD. Students may be engaged in direct patient care or indirect care activities, supervised by instructors from the school or staff from your organization.

Faculty and staff of the school are closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, as no doubt you are as well.  

At this time, students in any of the school’s programs should not be allowed to participate in, or volunteer for, the care of known or suspected COVID 19-patients. A full list of student restrictions can be accessed through this link.

Please share this information with those in your agency who are involved in the students’ educational experiences. If you or others have questions about our students’ permitted activities, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email and phone number are listed below.  

Ann Mech, JD, MS, RN
Director Legal Affairs
University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 W. Lombard Street, Suite 416
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 706-7646
amech@umaryland.edu