USM Chancellor Jay Perman Mandates COVID Vaccine for all Maryland campuses, including regional centers
HAGERSTOWN, MD -- The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) will follow a mandate, announced today, from University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay Perman requiring all eligible students, faculty and staff who will be on Maryland campuses this fall to be vaccinated against COVID. This mandate will comply with all federal and state laws in granting appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons. The chancellor's full remarks can be found here.
USMH operates under the aegis of the USM and follows systemwide guidelines. "The past academic year has been challenging for college campuses everywhere," said Mark Halsey, USMH executive director. "At USMH we have put protocols in place to create the safest environment possible for our students, faculty and staff who have worked and attended classes on campus."
The USMH emergency management team currently is working with the USM and representatives of its partner institutions to determine the best way to implement the mandate and plan for safe in-person classes this fall.
"We will continue to follow the safety protocols that are currently in place (mask wearing, social distancing, frequent hand washing). We look forward to welcoming students and faculty from our five partner institutions back to campus in a way that keeps our community healthy and safe," Halsey said.