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  • Given the increase of COVID-19 cases across the nation and in Maryland, Morgan State University has revised its indoor masking requirements.
    • As of May 16, masks will be required at indoor events or meetings with more than 50 people.
    • Masks will continue to be required in all classroom settings, including shared laboratory spaces and other instructional spaces. This measure remains in place out of an abundance of caution, given the increased density over a prolonged period in many instructional settings. Instructors may remove their masks while teaching, provided they maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
    • Masks will continue to be required on BEARtransit.
    • Masks will continue to be required in all campus medical settings, including the University Health Center or Montebello Testing Site.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors in close proximity to others, particularly for unvaccinated individuals and those who are not up to date with the vaccine; individuals at risk of severe COVID-19 infection, including older adults and immunocompromised; and vaccinated individuals who reside with unvaccinated individuals or immunocompromised individuals. KN95 masks offer an additional level of protection and are available for pickup (Monday – Friday) at the following location: CBEIS, University Student Center, Montebello Complex, and Earl Graves School of Business & Management. Bring your BEARcard for mask pickup. View details on KN95 masks.
  • Morgan State University continues to protect the cave by implementing a testing program for unvaccinated individuals. Those who are part of the testing protocol are required to test twice per week (Monday and Thursday). Starting February 21, PCR testing will be available for vaccinated individuals only on Tuesdays. View details on testing and scheduling a test.  
  • For the Spring 2022 Semester, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students and employees. New students must submit proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or receive an approved vaccine exemption.   View details on the vaccine requirement.

SPRING ON-CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS

masked student filling out formUPDATED: May 16, 2022

For the Spring 2022 Semester, students and employees must adhere to the following health & safety guidelines:

  • GET VACCINATED. All students and employees on campus must get vaccinated or receive an exemption. New students must submit proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or receive an approved vaccine exemption by January 14, 2022. View details on the vaccine requirement.
    • Booster shots are strongly encouraged for everyone ages 18 and older. A booster shot increases protection against severe illness for many COVID-19 variants.
  • Given the increase of COVID-19 cases across the nation and in Maryland, Morgan State University has revised its indoor masking requirements.
    • As of May 16, masks will be required at indoor events or meetings with more than 50 people.
    • Masks will continue to be required in all classroom settings, including shared laboratory spaces and other instructional spaces. This measure remains in place out of an abundance of caution, given the increased density over a prolonged period in many instructional settings. Instructors may remove their masks while teaching, provided they maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
    • Masks will continue to be required on all public transportation.
    • Masks will continue to be required in all campus medical settings, including the University Health Center or Montebello Testing Site.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors in close proximity to others, particularly unvaccinated individuals and those who are not up to date with the vaccine; individuals at risk of severe COVID-19 infection, including older adults and immunocompromised; and vaccinated individuals who reside with unvaccinated individuals or immunocompromised individuals. KN95 masks offer an additional level of protection and = are available for pickup (Monday – Friday) at the following location: CBEIS, University Student Center, Montebello Complex, and Earl Graves School of Business & Management. Bring your BEARcard for mask pickup. View details on KN95 masks.
  • STAY HOME IF SICK. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not come to campus. Isolate or quarantine consistent with CDC guidelines.
  • Participate in Diagnostic COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing. For the Spring 2022 Semester, un-vaccinated students and employees who are accessing campus, must participate in COVID-19 testing two times per week. Employees who are vaccinated may be required to test if asked as part of larger campus monitoring efforts. View details on testing and scheduling a test. Information on the week’s testing activities can be seen below.

    All employees are required to comply with the COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, Compliance & Enforcement Procedures. MSU will enforce non-compliance of these protocols (applicable to non-bargaining unit employees).

    In order to protect the health & safety of the MSU community, the following guidelines have been established for visitors on campus:

    • Masks are required for indoor events or meetings with more than 50 people.
    • Vaccines are encouraged for all visitors.
    • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not come to campus. Isolate or quarantine consistent with CDC guidelines.

    NOTE: On-campus requirements are subject to change.

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