Campus-wide requirements and resources

UMD COVID-19 Dashboard

The UMD COVID-19 Dashboard is regularly updated with info on UMD's testing rate, positivity on campus, number of cases, etc.

Latest developments regarding UMD's status lists UMD's most current pandemic health and safety guidelines. While on campus, everyone must follow the necessary safety guidelines, including physical distancing, frequent hand washing, disinfecting office and lab spaces, and wearing a face masks at all times in public areas and labs.

Requirements for on-campus work contains information for those working on campus. UMD frequently evolves the requirements, so check it often. It contains:

  • Rundown of the current requirements for working on campus
  • Information about on-campus COVID-19 testing and how to document test results done off-campus
  • Link to view available COVID-19 testing dates and schedule your appointments.

Your personal dashboard shows your status in meeting return-to-campus requirements.

Testing for COVID-19

The UMD COVID-19 testing information site contains general information and FAQs. The free on-campus COVID-19 testing is now conducted at the football stadium and requires the use of the MG Scanner App. Please enroll in the app prior to arriving for your test to ensure an efficient testing experience.

Confused? Contact UMD with your questions

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Zoom security measures

All Zoom sessions require a waiting room. Participants who log into a UMD-hosted Zoom session using a UMD Zoom account will bypass the waiting room. Individuals who do not use a UMD account will be placed in the waiting room and will only have access to the session after being admitted by the host. Students are expected to sign in with their UMD account for all classes. Instructors are strongly discouraged from admitting attendees from the waiting room (even if a name looks like a student in your class), since this can result in Zoom bombing. This change is intended to decrease disruption of virtual classes and campus events.

Always log into Zoom using your UMD credentials and not a personal Zoom account.

You will be able to maintain control of your meeting security selections, and you will be able to invite external collaborators (anyone who does not have a UMD Directory ID and password). If you plan to invite external collaborators, adjust your meeting settings by following these instructions.

Learn more at DIT
Security Settings for Zoom Meetings
Assistance with Zoom or other UMD IT services

Reporting bias incidents

You can report a bias incident (on Zoom or otherwise) and a Bias Incident Support Services staff member will contact you within 48 hours for ongoing support.

Report a bias incident
Bias incident reporting protocol—procedures, available resources, and possible outcomes

Customize your reminder notices

You can choose to receive the daily email reminder for checking in regarding COVID-19 symptoms seven days a week rather or just Monday through Friday. You also can completely opt out of daily reminders. Customize your daily email reminders here.

A voluntary registry of close contacts

UMD has developed a voluntary way for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates to provide the names and contact information of UMD close contacts. This platform can aid in early contact identification should someone test positive for COVID-19. Close contacts are individuals who you interact with regularly in-person. This system is optional and not required. Identify up to five close contacts here.

ISR-specific information

The A.V. Williams Bldg. is open during normal hours, and can be accessed off-hours with card swipe access. If your card access no longer works, send an email with your request to regain access to:

The business office staff is operating with in-person workdays. In-person meetings with business office staff are available as needed and should be arranged directly with each individual. We will continue to follow safety protocols:

  • Reduce face-to-face interactions by holding meetings via Zoom or by phone
  • Contactless delivery and pickup of orders
  • Appointment scheduling as needed

Business Office 2164 AVW is open for package and mail pickup and use of printers, copiers and fax. Please continue to practice social distancing. Only one person at a time is allowed in 2164 to pick up packages or use equipment.

We will stock the business office room with supplies as well as cleaning products daily. We ask that after using the office machines (copier, printer, fax machine, or other equipment) you use a wipe and spray cleanser to wipe down the machines, and dispose of the wipe in the provided trash bins.

If you need office supplies, please send an email and a staff member will make arrangements to get these items to you. Please send your email to:


Please continue to send procurement orders to the ticketing system by email to: We will provide you with an email confirmation when your request is received, approved, processed and ready for delivery. All packages are delivered to the business office, 2164 AVW.

Activate Access to Rooms with UID cards and/or Request Office Keys

To activate your UID card for access to AV Williams or a lab, please complete the UID Request Form. Students will need approval from their advisor or lab director. Once completed, the form can be emailed to: You will receive an email notification once your request is received and another email when it is processed.

For office key request, please complete the Key Request Form. Students will need approval from their advisor. Once completed, the form can be emailed to: You will receive an email notification once your request is received and another email when it is processed.

ISR Kitchen

The kitchen will remain closed. We advise employees to bring supplies as needed for each day you will be on campus and to avoid bringing perishable goods during this time. If you will be bringing any electric items to your office, such as a mini-refrigerator or microwave oven, please contact Ally Delgado in advance.

Conference Rooms

All ISR conference rooms with the exception of 2168 AVW are available for meetings. Reserve an ISR room now.

University-related travel for essential and non-essential travel within the United States is allowed depending on your vaccination status. International travel is not advised. However, international travel requests will be reviewed and approved based on individual cases. Note that these guidelines may change in the future. Please complete the Travel Approval Request (TAR) form at Travel Web. You may also contact Carla Scarbor for assistance.

Travel Reimbursements

Please access the ELF system to attest/sign your travel reimbursement request. Then, scan a copy of your travel expense reimbursement and supporting documentation and send to:

If you do not have access to ELF, you may request access by sending an email to: Please keep original copies of your documents with original signatures to provide to the business office.

ISR has procured cleaning supplies through the UMD Digital Storefront and the Engineering Department’s procurement purchasing consortium. We have limited stock available for labs including hand sanitizer, paper towels, paper masks, and disinfectant spray. If you are in need of these supplies, please send an email to: We will monitor requests for supplies. Cleaning supplies are for ISR lab use only and not for home use.

Lab managers can place orders directly with campus by signing up at the Printing Services website. Orders should be placed for quantities most urgently needed as supplies are limited. Curbside delivery is available.

If you need additional information about the return to campus or questions about ISR operations, please contact Ally Delgado.