Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

coronavirus updates

Your safety is a priority.

The College strongly recommends all students and employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain current on boosters.

CSM will continue to monitor COVID-19 Community Risk levels and may require indoor masking when risk levels are high.

View COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines

How COVID-19 Spreads

  • Coughing, sneezing, speaking – respiratory droplets and aerosolized particles that others can inhale; highest likelihood in close personal contact (within six feet) or indoor settings without adequate ventilation/filtration 
  • Close personal contact – such as touching or shaking hands


Coughing, shortness of breath, fever, chills and shaking, fatigue, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, vomiting, and conjunctivitis. 


Healthy Campus Protocols for prevention

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Masks and Face Coverings

Consider wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator in crowded indoor settings. When COVID-19 Community Risk levels are high, the college may require indoor masking.

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Vaccination Policy

The college strongly recommends all students and employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 and remain current on boosters.

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Wash Hands or Use Hand Sanitzer Frequently

You should wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before touching your face, after touching your mask, after leaving a public place, or after touching objects or surfaces frequently touched by other people. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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Physical Distancing

When possible, it is recommended to maintain six feet of physical distancing. This helps prevent the spread not only of COVID-19, but other airborne illnesses. Avoid close contact with people who are sick (or others if you are sick).

View Current COVID-19 Metrics for Maryland

Last updated 1/5/2024. This page will be updated as information changes.

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