Covid-19 Staff Information - Residential Facilities
The Department of Residential Facilities is committed to ensuring the safety and health of all of our staff members as the University of Maryland responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to ensure that all of our staff have access to university resources and the most up-to-date information. These resources will keep staff up to date on the latest developments and guidance from the Department, the University and the State of Maryland.
Read Our Staff Communication:
University of Maryland Return to Work Guidelines:
Residential Facilities COVID-19 FAQ
Watch the University of Maryland Training video about daily symptom monitoring.
Need Help? Here are instructions on How to watch the UMD Training Video
Other University of Maryland Resources:
University of Maryland COVID-19 Dashboard
University of Maryland COVID-19 Updates and Information
University of Maryland Human Resources COVID-19 Resources
University of Maryland Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk Working Safely Guidelines
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University of Maryland New Safety Practices:
Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020
It is important that we all engage in healthy behaviors in our efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19. In keeping with guidance from the CDC, state and local health agencies, and the University’s Health and Safety Task Force, we are implementing new safety protocols for all employees and graduate assistants working on campus.
1. All individuals on campus are expected to follow four core guidelines:
- If you are sick, do not report to work. Employees and graduate assistants will monitor and report health symptoms daily. I have provided more information about self-screening your daily health below
- Wear a face covering at all times indoors and outdoors when other people are nearby. Individuals may choose to wear their own face coverings. Disposable non-surgical face masks are available immediately to departments through the Procurement Department (details will be provided to department heads).
- Stay at least 6 feet apart from others at all times.
- Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
2. COVID-19 Self-Assessment – Monitoring Your Daily Health
Health researchers are working day and night to understand COVID-19 and how it spreads. The university is adopting best practices to keep each of us from contracting the virus and spreading it to others. Like many organizations, we are asking all employees to stay away from their on-campus work location if they are experiencing specific symptoms.
- Before reporting to campus for work each day, employees are expected to review a list of COVID-19 symptoms, including feeling feverish or having a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- For those with access to a computer, this is to be done by completing the COVID-19 Employee Screening Checklist for symptom monitoring before coming to work each day.
- For those without computer access, complete your symptom check at home and report to work only if you do not have symptoms.
- If you experience any of the symptoms listed on the screening checklist, you should notify your supervisor and do not report to campus. Seek advice from your health care provider or, if you do not have a health care provider, contact the University Health Center nurse line at (301)405-4325.
- If you suspect that you have COVID-19 or have been told by a health care provider that you may have COVID-19, you should notify the University Health Center nurse line at (301) 405-4325.
Information that is obtained from daily health symptom monitoring is only made available to the University Health Center. Supervisors will be told if someone who reports to them is advised to check with the health provider, but they will not be provided the specific symptoms recorded. The daily list of employees and graduate assistants who complete the symptom monitoring form will be provided to supervisors, so they may confirm that the form has been completed for all people working on campus each day. Reports for Health Survey completion will be made available to supervisors soon along with details on how to access these reports.