Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Update to COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement, Effective Fall 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees voted on July 11 to modify the college’s current vaccine requirement for students, allowing unvaccinated students to attend Hy-Flex classes effective with the Fall 2022 Semester. Students enrolled in Hy-Flex classes have the option of attending class sessions in person or via Zoom.

CSM offers classes in five instructional modalities. Unvaccinated students are able to attend classes in three of those modalities: web-based, Real-Time Technology (Zoom), or Hy-Flex classes, which make up 45% of the college’s total offerings. Hy-Flex classes are face-to-face classes that offer students the option of attending simultaneously through Zoom. Unvaccinated students who choose the Hy-Flex option are required to provide a signed statement that they understand their risk, and that they may be required to take the course online only (via Zoom) if there is a spike in COVID-19 cases. Information on how to access that form can be found here.

Campus Hours

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

Classes

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 7/11/2022. This page will be updated as information changes.

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