Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Due to rising COVID metrics in our area, indoor masking is currently recommended. We continue to monitor the local Health Department and CDC data for recommendations on operational status updates.

Maintaining a safe learning and working environment is part of our college community's social contract. It is important for the CSM community to remain vigilant while we begin to see the positivity rate, case rate, hospitalizations, and other health metrics change. Layered prevention strategies—such as COVID-19 vaccinations, screening testing, physical distancing and wearing masks—can help keep the COVID-19 infection rate low. 

Campus Hours

Summer operational hours begin on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, and vary based on campus. 


Credit and noncredit classes will continue in all instructional modalities. Please check for modality, time, and location when registering. More information on instructional modalities can be found here.

Student Services

All student services are available online, by phone, by email, and on campus. Appointments on campus are recommended; however, walk-in services can be accommodated. Schedule an appointment here.

CSM College Store

The College Stores hours vary by campus. Textbooks and required course materials are only available for purchase online with UPS shipping or free in-store pick-up. 

Healthy Campus Protocols

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Masks and Face Coverings

Due to a rise in local COVID-19 metrics, the College of Southern Maryland’s mask policy is currently Masks Recommended.

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Vaccination Policy

To ensure our common safety in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Southern Maryland implemented a vaccination requirement that started January 18, 2022. This requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the exception of individuals with approved exemptions or visitors who are typically on a CSM campus for a day or less per week. Please visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements page for further details.

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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.

More information on current COVID-19 metrics for Maryland.

Last updated 5/16/2022. This page will be updated as information changes.

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