Information for CSM Employees on Novel Coronavirus

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Phase 2 of CSM's Return to Campus Plan

Last Updated: June 26, 2020

We will enact Phase 2 of our Return to Campus Plan on July 7 and shift from Remote Operations to Restricted Operations. This change in status eases some restrictions on campus access and in-person student services and instruction. Employees who are scheduled to return to campus have already been notified. 

Please read the following information carefully, and bear in mind that this is an overview; you can find greater detail on all aspects of CSM’s COVID-19 response and Return to Campus Plan on CSMReady.

Health and Safety Precautions 

“Is it safe?” is the question on all our minds as we lift some of these constraints. The health and wellbeing of our students, our employees, and our larger community is our utmost priority. To ensure that we are acting safely and responsibly, CSM’s Return to Campus Plan has been vetted by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the health officials of St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert Counties. 

We have enacted rigorous, COVID-19-specific improvements to cleaning and sanitization of college facilities, including more frequent cleaning of high-contact and -traffic areas, UV sanitization, physical barriers, and personal protective equipment; you can read more about these measures here.

The college has implemented comprehensive health and safety guidelines governing on-campus activities and interactions. Everyone must abide by the following:  

  • Mandatory temperature screenings upon arrival to campus
  • Usage of face coverings or masks by persons over the age of 2
  • Strict 6’ physical distancing 
  • Completion of mandatory COVID-19 Awareness Training (Register via my.CSMD for HRD-2600-72462)

Limited Campus Access 

Starting July 7, our campuses will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow for in-person student services on a carefully-regulated basis.  

Campus access continues to be restricted. Employees who wish to access campus and are not scheduled to work or teach as part of Restricted Operations, must receive approval in advance by their Division Vice President and by Dr. Comey or the Public Safety Office. To request access for critical operations, please complete the Campus Access Justification Form.


The majority of instruction will remain in a virtual environment. In-person instruction will resume only for courses whose learning outcomes can’t be measured or achieved remotely. Faculty to whom this pertains have already been contacted by their department chairs.  

Student Services 

In-person student services will be available on a limited basis; most services will require students to make an appointment although walk-ins will be accepted for the College Store and Student Account Services (Bursar) only. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we move into our next phase of the Return to Campus Plan.