The Maryland statewide mask mandate is lifted as of July 1; however, this mandate indicates that masks are still required on public transportation, in schools, child care, and healthcare settings. Additionally, businesses have the discretion to require mask-wearing in their own entity. MUIH will continue to require wearing masks inside our building and we will continue to have physical distancing in place to maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty, and patients. We ask for your cooperation in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our entire community.
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. 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.
Health and Safety Protocols
MUIH Health and Safety Protocols – All individuals planning to come to MUIH’s buildings are encouraged to read this comprehensive Health and Safety Plan. This plan is updated regularly as needed and in accordance with CDC, state, and local public health guidance. The plan applies to everyone who enters MUIH’s main campus and Maple Lawn offices, including employees, students, patients, and other visitors. This plan will continue at least through the fall 2021 trimester. Noncompliance with the plan by employees and students could result in disciplinary action.
The plan includes protocols such as, but not limited to:
- consistent with CDC guidelines, the COVID-19 vaccination is encouraged, but will not be required at MUIH
- everyone is expected to conduct their own daily health assessment, and to take appropriate action if they are infected by COVID-19
- required temperature and health checks and criteria before entry to the building
- required wearing of masks in the building
- required use of face shields in addition to masks by student and professional practitioners and faculty clinical supervisors in the Natural Care Center, and in experiential classrooms where proximity is required to achieve the learning outcomes
- required 6-foot distancing
- no use of indoor common areas, including the lobby, Meeting Point, Student Lounge, and Library commons
- no in person meetings other than classes and clinic core group
- patients check in for their appointment remotely and do not enter the building until told to enter
- visitors limited to those who have official business with MUIH
- frequent cleaning of NCC treatment rooms and classrooms throughout the day
The CrowdBlink screening app is being used to streamline the health and safety checks necessary to enter the building. The app requires users to download the app. If you don’t have a smart phone, we can assist you at the Ambassadors desk at the main campus. All students, faculty, and staff will need to download the app. Patients coming to the Natural Care Center (NCC) will not need to download the app; they will continue to be screened by the student practitioners and the NCC after the temperature check upon arrival at the front desk. Once the app is downloaded, you will be asked to enter a code. Our organization code is TPQNIH. For download instructions of the app, click here.
MUIH began a phased approach to return to its facilities when it reopened its buildings on November 9, 2020. This phased approach determines the density and flow of individuals in the building which plays a role in ensuring health and safety. Prior to reopening its buildings, enhancements were made to MUIH’s main campus building to make it much safer for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and these were a key contributor in our ability to reopen the building. Throughout the classrooms, common areas, and treatment rooms in the clinic the carpeting was replaced with vinyl floor, and air purifiers have been placed in the classrooms to assist with ventilation of the rooms. Additional outdoor seating has been expanded.
Fall 2021 Trimester Planning
In-Person Classes: MUIH is planning to return to its standard in-person classes and instruction for all programs that would typically offer such classes and experiences.
On-Campus Classes: The schedule and implementation of on-campus classes will be modified based on COVID-19 conditions, CDC, state, and local public health parameters, and MUIH’s Health and Safety Plan. Students taking on-campus classes will be expected to attend class in-person. Students who choose not to come to campus for class and other learning experiences will, to the extent possible, be provided with a modified plan of study that permits students to delay their return to campus. Such plans may alter the sequence of some courses and may delay students’ program completion.
Off-Campus Classes: Off-campus classes and experiences will be dependent on the availability of these sites. MUIH students engaging in clinical placements and other learning experiences in external settings may be required by that organization to become vaccinated for COVID-19 or other viruses, as is always the case. Students who chose not to become vaccinated for such experiences can complete their clinical requirements in MUIH’s Natural Care Center or via other online options or can choose to go on a modified plan of study and sequencing of their course requirements. Such plans may alter the sequence of some courses and may delay students’ program completion.
Faculty: Faculty who do not wish to teach in an in-person setting should notify their academic department chair as soon as possible so that adjustments in fall course staffing assignments can be made.
Other 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 is now open. All offices are available by phone and by email during normal operating hours.
Staff will begin new permanent work patterns on August 30, 2021. In most cases, staff will be working in either a hybrid (in person and remote) or completely remote format.
Natural Care Center
The Natural Care Center is open with new COVID-19 precautions and procedures, per MUIH’s Health and Safety Plan (see above).
If you would like to schedule an appointment, either an in-person visit or a telehealth appointment, you may call the Natural Care Center Front Desk at 410-888-9048 ext. 6614 or send us an email message to . We are actively responding to emails and phone calls.
Note: Access to the building and the Natural Care Center, is through appointment only. We are unable to accept walk-ins at this time.
Western and Chinese Herbal Dispensaries
The Western and Chinese Herbal Dispensaries are currently open.
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.
Thank you for your support and for your efforts to keep our MUIH community safe and healthy.
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