USM Statement: Governor Hogan Calls for Investigation Over Handling of Adenovirus Outbreak at University of Maryland, College Park

Baltimore, Md. (May 30, 2019) -- The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has received and is reviewing Governor Hogan’s formal call for an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Olivia Paregol. 

The board shares both in the Governor’s grief for the family and, given the many questions that continue to be raised, the need for a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the death of Ms. Paregol.  The regents have held multiple meetings with President Loh and the UMCP health staff to understand the adenovirus situation. Additionally, Chancellor Caret has requested all USM presidents to review their policies, processes, and communications related to incidents of infectious diseases and environmental hazards to ensure best practices in responding to these matters.

In the coming days, the regents will review and discuss the options for meeting the Governor’s directive and will work with President Loh and the executive team at the College Park campus to see that a thorough and transparent investigation takes place.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719