Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
SPECIAL NOTICE: Please note that while the University remains open, the campus has been closed with limited operations available. Please refer to the web pages for specific units and offices for hours of operations and how to best contact them.
Should you have any COVID-19-related questions, please refer to our comprehensive FAQ page.
SPRING 2021 ON-CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS
To manage campus occupancy for health and safety, a Spring 2021 Campus Registry has been developed, identifying those individuals who will be on campus. Only those on the campus registry are approved to come to campus. Students who have permission to be on campus are added to the registry with the authorization of Residence Life, Student Affairs or Academic Affairs. MSU faculty and staff, if you need to be added to the registry, please fill out the form that can be found online HERE.
As a requirement to access campus, students and employees must:
- WEAR A MASK and follow the COVID-19 safety protocols (see text below).
- Participate in Daily COVID-19 Screening Questions. At this time, students and employees should go to Montebello to answer these screening questions. In the near future, a mobile-based app will be used to answer the screening questions
- Participate in Diagnostic COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing. On-campus students and employees are required to participate in COVID-19 testing. MSU is closely monitoring the positivity rates. Information on the week’s testing activities can be seen below.
- Participate in the SafetySkills COVID-19 Awareness Training. Instructions for logging into SafetySkills can be found online HERE.
Additional details on the Daily COVID-19 Screening Questions and COVID-19 Testing can be found online HERE.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The CDC recommends the following actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Monitor Your Health Daily. Stay home when you are sick!
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others to stop the spread of COVID-19. The mask must cover your nose and mouth.
- Stay Safely Social. Remain 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash or in the bend of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Get Vaccinated when it is available to you.
For more tips and information about COVID-19, visit the CDC's website.
CAMPUS UPDATES & COMMUNICATIONS
- A Message from President David Wilson - Spring Semester 2021: Charting the Path to a Fully Reopened Campus (February 3, 2021)
- A Message from President David Wilson Regarding Spring 2021 Reopening Plan (November 30, 2020)
- Pandemic Telework Agreement (November 16, 2020)
- A Message from President David Wilson: Making the Tough Decisions Regarding Our FY21 Budget and The Road Ahead (September 17, 2020)
- A Message from the Offices of Finance and Management, Student Affairs, and EMASS: Fall Operations Update (August 12, 2020)
- Morgan Shifts to Remote-Only Instruction for Fall Semester Due to COVID-19 Concerns (August 11, 2020)
- A Message from the VP of Student Affairs for the Student Body: Preparations for the 2020 Fall Semester - (August 2, 2020)
- Updated Guidelines for Employees on Returning to Morgan State University - (July 31, 2020)
- Morgan State University to Require COVID-19 Testing for Return to Campus - (July 30, 2020)
- Reopening Morgan: Fall 2020 Semester Updates (July 29, 2020)
- Morgan State University Cancels In-Person Homecoming 2020 Celebration Amid Safety Concerns Surrounding Pandemic (July 21, 2020)
- Morgan State Issues Statement on MEAC Decision to Suspend Fall Sports (July 18, 2020)
- Morgan State Announces No Increase of Tuition and Fees for 2020/2021 Academic Year (June 15, 2020)
- Morgan’s Fall 2020 Reopening Plan: Growing the Future…Leading the World (June 8, 2020)
- A Message from the Offices of Finance & Management, Student Affairs, and EMASS Regarding Student Reimbursement & Refunds (05/11/20)
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Leave Information (04/28/20)
- President Wilson Unveils Plans for Fall Semester (04/20/2020)
- A Message from the Offices of Finance & Management, Student Affairs, and EMASS Regarding Student Refunds (4/14/2020)
- Message from President David Wilson (3/30/2020)
- Message from VP for Student Affairs - Suspension of Housing Check Outs (3/30/2020)
- MSU Bursar and Post Office Operations Update (03/27/20)
- New Protocols for Entering University Buildings and Closing of Campus (3/22/2020)
- Video Message from President David Wilson (3/19/2020)
- Vacating On-Campus Residence Halls and Commencement Decision (3/17/2020)
- Implementation of Morgan Telework and Suspension of Campus Events (3/12/2020)
- Message from the Vice President for Student Affairs (3/11/2020)
- An Important Message from President David Wilson Regarding the Coronavirus and University Operations (3/10/2020)
- Cancellation of University Travel (3/9/2020)
- University Initiates Campus-Wide Pandemic Disease Preparation Plan (3/5/2020)
- Maryland Governor Announces MDH Approved for Coronavirus Testing (3/4/2020)
- Message from the President (2/29/2020)
- Coronavirus: What You Need To Know (2/28/2020)
- Note on Moratorium on all university-sponsored travel to China (2/3/2020)
- Message to the University Community #2 (1/29/2020)
- Message to the University Community (1/29/2020)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
- University Health Center: email@example.com
- Counseling Center: (443)885-3130
- Enrollment Management & Student Success: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Human Resources: OHR@morgan.edu
- CDC FAQs on COVID-19
- Baltimore City Health Department
- Maryland Department of Health
- Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 Information Portal
This page will be updated as developing information becomes available.
Morgan State University reserves the right to provide some or all instruction and related academic activities through alternative methods of delivery (other than face to face), including remote/online delivery. It also reserves the right to change the method of delivery before or during any academic term in the event of a health or safety emergency or other circumstance when it determines that such change is necessary or in the best interests of the campus community. Tuition and fees will not be reduced or refunded if the University changes the delivery method during any period or all of an academic session.