Update on 3/23: A Message from the President 

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is actively monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus).

MUIH continues to monitor this evolving situation, as the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students remain of utmost importance.

As of March 18, there is ONE confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) associated with MUIH. A patient who received treatment in the Natural Care Center on Wednesday, March 11 tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 17. Upon receiving this notification, MUIH contacted the local health department and is following its guidelines for responding to this situation. MUIH has identified those who came into close contact with this patient and has notified those individuals.

The University recognizes that students and employees outside of Maryland may experience different situations in their communities. The University is committed to working with those in affected areas to identify alternative arrangements if the situation arises.

MUIH continues to follow guidance from the Howard County Health Department, Maryland Department of Health, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in making its decisions. Additionally, MUIH is monitoring what is taking place at the public schools and area colleges and universities.

This page contains resources and information to raise awareness about prevention and preparedness efforts.

Important Operational Updates

The University continues to operate in order to serve students, support faculty, and conduct business on its standard schedule. The MUIH campus and off-site office suite will both close at 10:00 p.m. on March 18 and all MUIH employees will have transitioned to working remotely. All offices will be available by phone and by email during normal operating hours.

On-Campus Clinical Classes

As announced on March 16, All on-campus spring clinic classes involving treatments in the Natural Care Center (NCC) are canceled effective close of business March 16 for the remainder of the trimester. The impacted classes are listed below. Students enrolled in these classes should take action now to notify their patients/clients that appointments through the end of the spring trimester (April 13) are canceled. Faculty are asked to remind students enrolled in these classes to notify their patients/clients that appointments through the end of the spring trimester (April 13) are canceled. Students should also cancel such appointments in Appointment Plus.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

AOM790c5 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 1)

AOM790c7 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 3)

AOM790c7 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 4)

AOM790c7 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 8)

AOM790c7 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 9)

AOM790c8 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 3)

AOM790c8 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 4)

AOM790c8 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 8)

AOM790c8 Supervised Clinical Practice (Sec. 9)

FPD790ad Supervised Advanced Clinical Practice

FPD790ae Supervised Advanced Clinical Practice

FPD790x1 Extern Integrative Clinical Partnership

CHP721a Clinical Internship

CHP770a Pharmacy Practicum

Nutrition

NUTR654C Clinic

NUTR655C Nutrition/Herbal Therapeutics Clinic

NUTR654D Clinic

NUTR655D Nutrition/Herbal Therapeutics Clinic

Yoga Therapy

YOGA645 Mentored Yoga Therapy Student Clinic II

Once the NCC reopens, academic programs will work with students enrolled in these classes to make arrangements for completing the clinic requirements needed to progress in their program in a timely manner and to complete their degree. The date the NCC will reopen is not yet known due to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 emergency; arrangements for completing clinic requirements of the courses above will be communicated at that time. (Note: It may be possible to find alternate ways to meet course learning outcomes for some clinic courses. In such instances, department leadership will be working immediately with faculty to provide new assignments and to facilitate students completing courses on time).

On-Campus Non-Clinical Classes

As announced on March 12, on-campus instruction in all non-clinical courses is suspended as of March 16 and will resume online on the evening of March 20 for the rest of the spring trimester. Students will receive emails with clarifying details from their department and faculty members by March 17. In the meantime, students should proceed with the reading and written assignments that had already been outlined in their course syllabus and described by their faculty member.

During the period March 16-20, faculty teaching these courses will prepare a Canvas classroom to provide instruction for the remainder of the spring trimester. The Provost and Department Chairs will provide support services and other resources as needed.

Online Classes

At this time, online spring courses are proceeding as originally scheduled.

Natural Care Center

The Natural Care Center (NCC) is currently closed to student interns, private practitioners, residents, and patients. For more information, email .

Preventative Care

MUIH is asking the entire community to support one another during this time of uncertainty. Faculty have been encouraged to support students who may need alternate means of accessing course content and completing assessments. MUIH is advising anyone who is sick to stay home.

If any faculty, staff member, or student is alerted to a possible exposure of COVID-19, contact .

MUIH urges faculty, staff, and students to practice preventive health measures on campus. Most importantly, wash hands often with soap and water.

Travel Guidance Anticipate frequent updates, and reach out to with any questions about travel. The University requests your cooperation with the following guidelines:

· Disclose any international travel plans through the end of the trimester to .

· If you or a member of your household travels abroad, you should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Keep Informed

To keep the MUIH community informed, regular updates and important resources will be posted here. Any immediate changes to the University’s operating status will be shared immediately through MUIH Alerts, which delivers urgent notifications through text message. Please continue to check your MUIH email regularly.

For questions related to the disease or your health, call the county hotline at 410-313-6284. With questions related to travel or university operations, contact .

Thank you for your support and for your efforts to keep safe and healthy.