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Staff member test positive for coronavirus at UMD, fourth case affiliated with school

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 15:45:23-04

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A staff member in the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland has tested positive for coronavirus.

This is the fourth confirmed case affiliated with UMD.

On Saturday, the University announced two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 affiliated with UMD.

During the previous two weeks, the staff member was only known to be on campus on March 12, 2020.

Following their standard protocol, they notified all individuals with known direct contact and provided them with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For all additional confirmed cases, they will keep the campus informed in the following ways:

  • Notify all known individuals who came into direct contact with an affected individual in the last 14 days;
  • Distribute additional email notifications to other affected populations, as appropriate.
  • Maintain umd.edu/virusinfo as the central COVID-19 resource that includes known case count for individuals in the University of Maryland community; and,
  • Limit camps-wide emails to emergency notifications and information relevant to the entire university community, rather than case counts. This is in alignment with the Clery Act, a federal law that mandates emergency notifications.