A new respiratory virus has been in the news because of its swift spread around the world. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). The CDC is tracking the virus and its spread, and is making recommendations to Institutions of Higher Learning on how to respond to the virus.
The University of Maryland is working hard to keep our campus safe. Complete information about the UMD response to the virus is summarized under the tab UMD Resources (on the left side of this page).
This Research Guide provides information about COVID-19 and what the government, state, and local agencies are doing to prevent its spread in our communities. It also shows selected scientific articles on this topic and highlights research carried out by UMD researchers in this area, including development of new vaccines.