Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The University remains open, although effective March 23, the campus will be closed with limited operations available.
Morgan State University has been and will continue to closely monitor the evolving developments involving the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Morgan State University. There are confirmed cases in the state of Maryland.
The University Health Center remains in constant contact with the Baltimore City Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in addition to monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While the current risk to the campus community is low, it is important to provide updates, new information and access to relevant available resources. Accordingly, we will maintain this page to ensure MSU students, faculty and staff are fully informed and kept abreast of the latest updates.
CAMPUS UPDATES & COMMUNICATIONS
- 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)
PERSONAL PREVENTION & TIPS
The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC's recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- 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 hands are visibly dirty.
For more tips and information about COVID-19, visit the CDC's website.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
You may contact the University Health Center for more information.
- CDC Information
- 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.