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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

for International Students and Faculty

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which COVID-19 vaccines are accepted at UMD? 

You can find a list of authorized vaccines at

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine? 

UMD will offer COVID-19 vaccinations at the health center in August. However, if you have arrived and you completed your quarantine requirement you should not wait for UMD’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic. You can walk-in at local pharmacies without an appointment. For Walgreens and CVS, U.S. health insurance is not required, but you must let them know that you are insured at the moment. The federal government has a program that will cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccinations. Search for the closest COVID-19 vaccination location: or

Is there a specific place where incoming students and faculty/scholars have to self-quarantine themselves?  Are there cheap places or hotels recommended for students coming from outside of the U.S.?

There is no specific quarantine space. Students/faculty/scholars will need to arrange their own quarantine space. Some individuals living off campus may be able to check into their apartment, others may stay with a relative or friend while others will need to book a hotel. For a list of accommodations visit:

I am in quarantine, where can I order food and groceries from?

I’ve gotten my first shot. Can I come to campus? 

Once you have received your first dose of vaccine in the U.S. and submitted it on MyUHC, you may come to campus provided you get tested twice a week and wear a mask at all times until you complete your vaccination requirement.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

For specific health related questions about vaccines or your particular situation, email

Do I have to wear a mask on campus?

In compliance and coordination with public health guidance, COVID-19 data, and our county mandates, the University of Maryland will now require masks to be worn indoors by all, regardless of vaccination status. For unvaccinated individuals, masks are also required while outdoors in crowded spaces. Learn more.