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College of Southern Maryland Requires Indoor Masking for Fall Semester in Response to Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases in Region

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it is postponing its transition to Phase 4: Normal Operations and will remain in Phase 3: Reduced Operations in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and increased positivity rates in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. This delayed shift in operations means faculty, staff and students will be required to wear masks indoors on all campuses at all times, effective immediately. “We are firmly in year two of this global pandemic and we’ve learned a lot,” CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy told faculty and staff during a college-wide forum Aug. 13. “We know a little more about how this virus behaves and we’ve learned how to work safely around it. With the numbers of infections on the rise, we will do our part to respond to the metrics, create the safest possible environment, and make universal indoor masking a requirement. For now, masking is really the only significant change students will see in our fall plans.” “It is an understatement to say that the CSM community had been looking forward to things being closer to ‘normal’ for the fall semester which begins Aug. 25,” added CSM Vice President of Operations and […]

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