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Welcome to the fall 2021 semester!

President Darryll J. Pines welcomes Terps to a fresh beginning and a new academic year rich with opportunities.

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It is our people and our community that makes Maryland special. I am honored that as president I will have the chance to share experiences, build relationships and earn new opportunities with each and every one of the people I serve.

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UMD to Reinstate Indoor Mask Mandate, Following County Guidance

Prince George’s County will reinstitute an indoor public mask mandate, effective at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases; it applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
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Current COVID Masking Requirements Remain in Effect

University President Darryll J. Pines and Health Center Director Dr. Spyridon S. Marinopoulos sent the following message to the campus community today.
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Pines Emphasizes Fall Vaccination Expectations

University President Darryll J. Pines and Dr. Spirydon S. Marinopoulos, University Health Center director, sent the following email to the campus community today: We hope you are all enjoying the summer months—staying cool, staying safe and taking some time away from work. Here in College Park, we are actively planning for a return to full campus operations for the fall semester. As a result of our campus community working together to follow public health guidance, our COVID-19 positivity rate is essentially 0% and our full vaccination rate is 74%, metrics that give us great confidence in a safe return to campus. The University System of Maryland (USM) mandatory vaccination requirement remains in effect for every individual who returns to campus, except for those individuals who have been granted a medical or religious exemption.
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