This page will be regularly updated with the most recent information about the coronavirus outbreak in Maryland. Last updated 10:40 a.m. on July 5.

Maryland officials have confirmed 69,632 cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office.


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

June 12

UMD received more than $10.7 million to support students impacted by COVID-19

June 11

Indoor and outdoor dining to resume in Prince George’s County on Monday, with restrictions

June 10

Fewer PG County residents sought protective orders during stay-at-home order, data shows

June 6

Students are flocking to virtual summer classes amid the pandemic

June 4

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces state will enter phase two of reopening plan on Friday

May 29

UMD President Wallace Loh announces preliminary plans to “de-densify” campus in the fall

USM announces plans for mix of in-person and remote instruction for fall semester

May 27

College Park City Council approves aid programs for businesses, residents amid COVID-19

Maryland Gov. Hogan eases restrictions on outdoor dining, day camps, pools

May 21

UMD reopens portal for undergraduates to opt for letter grades

May 20

UMD cancels all fall study abroad programs amid global pandemic

May 19

“It feels like a void”: Grief through the eyes of one UMD student in the age of COVID-19

Volunteer firefighters, EMTs in College Park keep working amid COVID-19

The Hotel at UMD will reopen June 1 after being closed for over two months

May 18

Vigilante Coffee is fueling the frontlines with thousands of pounds of coffee donations

May 16

Joining a nationwide race, UMD researchers search for treatment, vaccine for COVID-19

Two parents are suing UMD, Towson for partial tuition reimbursement after move online

May 14

Prince George’s County extends stay-at-home order through June 1, state will reopen Friday

“He can do anything”: UMD alum Robert Klemko shifts from covering sports to COVID-19

Four UMD alumni started a company to help small businesses, food insecure students

UMD Greek life, on-campus apartments announce further move-out details

Given choice from UMD history department, some professors will hold class online this fall

May 13

UMD announces move-out instructions for students living in dorms

As finals approach, UMD students find new ways to sacrifice to Testudo

College Park City Council approves business relief measures amid COVID-19

With jobs and internships in jeopardy, some UMD students are changing their summer plans

The new #SeeMeUMD is asking admin for more academic protections during COVID-19

UMD announces move-out instructions for students living in dorms

Gov. Hogan lifts stay-at-home order, allows some businesses to reopen

UMD is awarding fellowships to some PhD students whose research was disrupted by COVID-19

May 12

Some of UMD’s international students fear their future is in limbo amid COVID-19

UMD’s undocumented student coordinator position to remain vacant in the fall

UMD receives approval for $21 million in funding from CARES Act to cover pandemic losses

With many UMD students learning from home, differing time zones amplify struggles to adapt

As semester nears end, UMD is working on a plan for research to return to campus

UMD School of Music delivers pianos to students’ homes amid pandemic

May 8

UMD is using its community garden to bolster its fight against food insecurity on campus

UMD, WaPo poll finds most Americans do not want  to rush reopening nonessential businesses 

What it’s like to defend a dissertation in the age of COVID-19

UMD students, professors weigh in on what growing up during COVID-19 could mean for Gen Z

May 7

College Park Mayor encourages residents to support local restaurants amid pandemic

College Park bike shops ride high as sales surge during COVID-19

Phase one of Maryland Gov. Hogan’s reopening plan slated to begin next week

May 6

UMD administration offers a glimpse of what a return to campus this fall could look like

Buried in uncertainty, some UMD students struggle to keep up with school amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has exposed damaging racial health disparities statewide, UMD professors say

College Park Council deliberates how to best serve local businesses amid COVID-19

May 4

Former Maryland football coach Roy Lester dies of coronavirus

May 3

T-shirts, face masks and fanny packs: How a UMD alumna’s business is fighting the pandemic

College Park will reinstate parking enforcement and other services Monday

UMD grads were hopeful about this year’s collective bargaining bill. Then, COVID-19 hit.

May 1

“A Ramadan of isolation”: UMD Muslim students reflect on holy month during a pandemic

UMD students help raise over $60K for coronavirus relief through Makin’ Lemonade Fund

With UMD online, the Help Center is on pause — at a time when students say it is most needed

These UMD researchers are using phone, vehicle data to identify social distancing trends

April 30

The show must go on: UMD theatre students pivot to virtual show on Zoom

April 28

With limited federal funding, Prince George’s County businesses are relying on local help

April 27

Zoom juggling, debates and book clubs: A look at how UMD orgs are connecting amid COVID-19

April 24

Maryland Gov. Hogan details plan to reopen state — a process that could start as soon as May

“Not at all the same thing”: Virtual orientation a reality for incoming UMD students

Facing a shortage of PPE, local medical professionals stress as COVID-19 spreads

As COVID-19 pandemic rages on, UMCP Gaming provides community for some students

April 22

UMD Senate holds first virtual meeting after coronavirus-related delays

“It’s a bit excessive”: Some UMD students, professors raise concerns about Honorlock

UMD to hold the first round of summer classes online

After racist hackers disrupted an event, UMD’s Nyumburu took steps to secure Zoom meetings

From Spotify to TikTok: SGA campaigning in the age of COVID-19

April 21

UMPD responded to four stay-at-home violations on campus this month

UMD Dining Services manager Luckmann Simon remembered for his bright smile, friendliness

April 20

UMD to hold online commencement in May, open December ceremony for spring grads

Route 1 Mask Match recruits volunteers to sew, distribute face coverings for those in need

April 19

Horns blaring, demonstrators flock to Annapolis to condemn stay-at-home order

April 17

“The front line”: Some system nursing students will graduate early to join COVID-19 fight

April 16

UMD SGA votes to give $65,000 to the Student Crisis Fund

“Our central duty”: College Park service groups run errands for those in need

April 15

Yoga, music, haircuts: UMD alum’s “Impromptu Streams” page has more than 1,000 members

Maryland Gov. Hogan orders face coverings in retail stores, transit systems

Pregnancy in PG County: Women reflect on bringing new life to state COVID-19 epicenter

UMD will lose $80 million due to COVID-19 — and government aid will only make a dent

COVID-19 pandemic jolts UMD courses on bioethics, outbreaks with a new sense of urgency

April 14

UMD campus advocates worry about emotional impact of virtual sexual misconduct hearings

April 12

PG County to require face masks in grocery stores, on buses

April 10

“An institution”: Friends and colleagues mourn renowned artist David Driskell

UMD education majors adapt to virtual student teaching during pandemic

April 9

Black Marylanders are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, state health dept. says

Longtime UMD Dining Services employee dies of coronavirus

UMD to receive $21 million in federal aid for coronavirus losses

UMD performance, arts students adapt to online learning — without a stage or dance studio

April 8

UMD community reflects on celebrating Passover apart from family and friends

Now scattered across the country, UMD seniors mourn abrupt end to time on campus

UMD counseling center braces for uptick in students seeking help during COVID-19 pandemic

White House declares Prince George’s County a COVID-19 hotspot

UMD extends telework guidance for employees until after April 10

April 7

As online classes begin, some UMD professors juggle teaching and parenting at home

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

UMD health center workers demand temporary move online to develop coronavirus plan

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