English Department Coronavirus Update

April 3, 2020

To prioritize the health and safety of our community, the University of Maryland moves to an online environment March 30 through the end of the semester.

The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”).

The University Health Center (UHC) is in regular communication with county and state health officials and is sharing additional information as it becomes available.

University Schedule

March 30-End of Semester: Classes Taught Online
Spring Commencement: Canceled

Faculty & Staff FAQ

Student FAQ

University Community Guidance

  • Practice prevention behaviors and hold each other accountable in following safe and healthy practices. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home if you’re sick.
  • The University continues to do enhanced cleaning, especially around high traffic areas bathrooms, meeting rooms, elevators, and dining locations.
  • From the Office of the President: Changes to Our Spring 2020 Semester
  • Instructors and students should contact the Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) office if they have questions about accessibility and online course accommodations.
  • UMD financial actions in this public health crisis.

Mental Health Resources

Travel and Events

  • The university is issuing the following updated travel guidance.
  • For meetings or events of any size, practice social distancing and use technology for teleconferencing.
  • For further information about the status of events in the English Department see our calendar.

For any further inquiries contact Department Chair Amanda Bailey.