The health of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) community is our top priority. School officials are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.

Please continue to check this webpage for details, as it will be updated with the most current information about any impact to School of Pharmacy operations.

If you’re concerned about your health, contact a care provider. To make an appointment at UMaryland Immediate Care, call 667-214-1899.

Helping Hands: Making a Difference During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Explore the inspirational stories shared by faculty, staff, students, and alumni at the School of Pharmacy who are going above and beyond to support their family and friends, colleagues, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UMSOP Communications:

Links to the most recent communications from the School of Pharmacy to faculty, staff, students, and trainees are provided here. To see older communications sent by the School, please visit the Letters from the Dean archive.

Guidance and Letters to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Community:

A selection of the most recent guidances and letters issued to the UMB community are listed here. Please visit the UMB Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) website to view all guidances and letters from UMB Interim President Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS.

Video Message from UMB's Interim President

Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, delivers a video message on how the UMB community must adapt, work together, and move forward during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.


Our top priority at this time is to remain as healthy as possible by utilizing good prevention practices, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Maryland Medical Center:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Maintain social distances of at least 6 feet.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Use a 60% (or more) alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Explore COVID-19 Resources

For more information about COVID-19, as well as additional details about UMB's preparedness plan, explore this webpage.

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