This page will be regularly updated with the most recent information about the coronavirus outbreak in Maryland. Last updated 1:45 p.m. on April 7. 

Maryland officials have confirmed 4,371 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. So far, there are 24 confirmed cases among members of the University of Maryland community — 20 students and 4 faculty and staff members.

Below is a comprehensive list of The Diamondback’s stories about the COVID-19 outbreak and its effect on the University of Maryland community.

April 8

April 7

UMD has run out of hotspots, laptops to provide students

A distillery powered by UMD alumni has pivoted to producing hand sanitizer

Empty shelves, carts piled high: College Park grocery stores in the time of coronavirus

April 6

UMD students can expect fee refunds by April 30

April 5

UMD asked VeoRide to suspend services on campus due to COVID-19

GoFundMe pages for these two local restaurants are raising funds for employees

April 4

Longtime art professor David Driskell died of coronavirus, UMD announces

April 3

UMD engineers are producing masks and hand sanitizer for local healthcare workers

After move online, UMD students and professors struggle to replicate hands-on lab courses

April 2

UMD students will receive partial refunds and credit for room, board, other fees

UMD orders hiring freeze to offset losses from coronavirus closures

April 1

UMD student task force aims to address commencement plans, help for marginalized groups

College Park shuts down city parks and playgrounds to combat coronavirus spread

Some UMD seniors anxious about job search as unemployment soars amid pandemic

College Park residents face anxiety, financial uncertainty as COVID-19 spreads

UMD RHA criticizes South Campus Commons, Courtyards for haphazard move-out instructions

“In God’s hands”: How UMD’s religious communities are keeping the faith amid the pandemic

March 31

More than 800 UMD students received help from the crisis fund amid coronavirus pandemic

UMD union still concerned on-campus workers aren’t getting proper supplies, guidance

March 30

“Our class really lost a lot”: UMD seniors petition to postpone in-person commencement

Hogan issues “stay at home” order, violations punishable by jail time

“Trying to make lemonade out of lemons”: UMD professors prepare to move classes online

March 29

UMD students will have free access to virtual textbooks for the rest of the semester

March 28

Small businesses in College Park struggle through coronavirus pandemic

March 27

“A blind decision”: High schoolers considering UMD to decide with no more in-person tours

Maryland football’s Pro Day was canceled. Here’s how its NFL hopefuls are making do.

UMD grad students can be graded pass-fail this spring, but must get at least a C- to pass

UMD made the semester pass-fail. The SGA wants the only options to be A and A minus.

As coronavirus pandemic continues, some UMD employees are out of work

March 26

11 p.m. — President Loh on COVID-19: “The world is not going to go back to the way it has been”

7:30 p.m. —  SGA urges UMD to refund student fees, provide clearer move-out guidance

3 p.m. — USM presidents support partial refunds of student fees, chancellor says

2 p.m. — UMD undergraduate courses to be graded pass-fail this semester unless students opt out

1:45 p.m. — UMD student who worked at front desk in Denton Hall tests positive for coronavirus

2:30 a.m. — UMD students express frustration with move-out guidelines and communication

2:30 a.m. — UMD groups expand services for food, housing insecure students amid campus shutdown

March 25

UMD postpones move out for dorms, Commons and Courtyards

March 24

College Park rethinks census outreach plan as students leave the city

March 23

2 p.m. — Hogan orders all nonessential businesses in Maryland to close as coronavirus spreads

1 a.m. — The Hotel lays off 150 workers amid coronavirus shutdown

12:30 a.m. — UMD extends move out deadline for students in dorms until May 15

12:30 a.m. — UMD student groups reflect on abrupt cancellations brought on by coronavirus

March 22

Fourth UMD community member tests positive for coronavirus

March 21

6 p.m. — Two more coronavirus cases confirmed within UMD community

12:15 p.m. — UMD places “severe” restrictions on research due to coronavirus pandemic

10:30 a.m. — UMD international students feel stranded as COVID-19 devastates their home countries

March 20

4:30 p.m. — UMD students living in Commons, Courtyards apartments must move out by April 5

11 a.m. — UMD student tests positive for coronavirus after studying abroad in Spain

March 19

10:30 p.m. —  UMD dorms to close April 5, students must schedule move-out slot

9 p.m. —  UMD cancels in-person graduation ceremonies, classes this semester

11 a.m. — Gov. Hogan advising all public Maryland universities to finish semesters online

1:30 a.m. — PG officials will release some inmates from county jail to prevent coronavirus spread

March 18

10:30 p.m. — UMD health center stops accepting walk-in appointments

10:30 p.m. — Prince George’s County man is the first person to die of coronavirus in Maryland

1 p.m. — College Park City Council conferences virtually amid coronavirus pandemic

12:30 p.m. — UMD union frustrated over late communication to staff expected to report to campus

March 17

8:30 p.m. — Community members offer rides, lodging and more to UMD students in need amid pandemic

8:30 p.m. — Some students with weakened immune systems are concerned about UMD’s response to COVID-19

5:30 p.m. — UMD’s Stamp, Eppley shut down as coronavirus cases rise in Maryland

11:30 a.m. — As coronavirus spreads, UMD employees want clearer guidance from their supervisors

March 16

8:30 p.m. — State officials working to refund students for weeks of room and board

1 p.m. — Worker at a building in UMD’s Discovery District tests negative for coronavirus

12 p.m. — Hogan orders Maryland bars, restaurants to close as coronavirus spreads

March 14

UMD suspends all remaining spring study abroad programs

March 13

10 p.m.— “Really grateful”: Despite early end to year, Brenda Frese is proud of Maryland basketball

3 a.m. — “None of it feels real”: UMD students studying in Europe scramble to book flights home

1:30 a.m. — College Park council cancels array of community events due to coronavirus

March 12

5 p.m. — Big Ten cancels all spring sports due to coronavirus

5 p.m. — UMD cancels classes Friday as Maryland activates national guard

5 p.m. — NCAA announces cancellation of March Madness, ending men’s and women’s basketball seasons

4 p.m. — “It’s not surprising”: Big Ten basketball fans react to tournament cancellation in Indy

1:30 p.m. — PG County resident is Maryland’s first case of community COVID-19 transmission

12:30 p.m.— Big Ten Conference cancels remainder of men’s basketball tournament

12:00 p.m. — UMD suspends all study abroad programs in Europe

5 a.m. — UMD closes office in Discovery District as a building worker is tested for coronavirus

March 11

1:30 a.m. — “Preparing for the worst”: College Park City Council discusses plans to meet remotely

7:30 p.m. — Fans barred from Big Ten men’s basketball tournament, games at Maryland

5 p.m. — No fans will be allowed at NCAA tournament games amid coronavirus concern

2 p.m. — As coronavirus spreads, UMD’s graduate school modifies its policy on remote defenses

11:30 a.m. — At least 5 journalism students, staff self-quarantine after possible coronavirus exposure at conference

3 a.m. — Here’s how UMD housing and facilities will be affected in the coming weeks

March 10

7 p.m.— UMD cancels post-spring break in-person classes until April 10

5 p.m. — UMBC, Towson, Salisbury, American extend spring breaks as area coronavirus cases mount

3 p.m. — UMD should prepare to extend spring break by two weeks and hold classes online, system says

3 p.m. — Prince George’s County confirms three coronavirus cases

2 a.m. — UMD suspends university-related international travel for 60 days

March 9

9:15 p.m. — University in Madrid hosting UMD study abroad program confirms its first coronavirus case

10:30 a.m. — UMD prepares for potential move online in light of Maryland coronavirus cases


March 8 — Two more coronavirus cases confirmed in Maryland, bringing state total to five

March 6 — Suspended study abroad programs leave UMD students in limbo amid coronavirus outbreak

March 5 — Three coronavirus cases confirmed in Maryland

March 4 — Gov. Hogan submits bill to allot millions in resources for coronavirus response

March 3 — UMD cancels abroad programs during spring break and summer due to coronavirus concerns

Feb. 29 — UMD suspends study abroad programs in Italy as coronavirus spreads

Feb. 26: UMD suspends study abroad programs in South Korea amid coronavirus outbreak

Feb. 21 — “Not surprised”: UMD students, faculty say xenophobic remarks increased amid coronavirus

Feb. 14 — Chinese international students take precautions, face travel restrictions as virus spreads

Jan. 29 — UMD suspends study abroad programs in China amid coronavirus outbreak