Coronavirus Information & Resources
Spring 2023 Updates
VACCINATION: All staff and students are encouraged to stay up to date with their COVID vaccination and boosters. Students in campus housing are required to be up to date with COVID vaccination or have an approved exemption. Being up to date on vaccination means one has received all the primary doses of the vaccine and got the most recent booster dose recommended by the CDC.
MASKING: In most campus settings masking is optional. Masks, however, are required in all patient care settings (i.e., Counseling Center, Student Health Center) and on BEARTransit.
TESTING: Regular weekly COVID-19 testing is no longer required for students, faculty, and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
When to Test for COVID
- If you have symptoms, test immediately.
- If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result.
- Students may contact the University Health Center at 443.885.3236 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information regarding COVID-19. You can also visit https://www.morgan.edu/university-health-center/covid-19-information
- MSU employees and students may use the link provided below to find a testing site.
BEYOND COVID-19 BASICS - - Protecting Self & Others
Students, faculty, and staff with a weakened or compromised immune system, should continue to take precautions to maximally protect themselves. Masking remains an important part of our defense mechanism to fight against COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.
COVID-19 vs. Influenza (Flu) vs. RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus): Three different respiratory viruses that are highly contagious. Symptoms may look the same. If symptomatic, get tested!
For more information on Coronavirus, vaccines, symptoms, and protecting self and others, visit the CDC website link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.htm
MORE VACCINE INFORMATION
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines
Find COVID-19 vaccines & booster, please visit: https://www.vaccines.gov
VACCINATION CARD: To get a copy of your official immunization records (COVID-19 vaccination record), go to the MyIR Mobile website. (https://myirmobile.com)
While masking is not required in most settings on campus, masking remains an important part of our defense mechanism to fight against COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.
For more information on the use and care of masks, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html