June 3: Update from President Nowaczyk

Jun 3, 2021 9:32 AM

Good afternoon,

Please allow me to update you on a few items.

Vaccination policy and exemptions

As we continue to prepare for the USM mandate for COVID-19 vaccinations in the fall semester, we are working on the process for uploading proof of vaccination and medical and religious exemption requests. Watch your email and our website for information detailing the process later this month. We are not asking anyone to submit any documentation regarding their vaccines right now, but recommend you keep that information (e.g., vaccination card, etc.) so you can provide it when the process is ready. Note that some student-athletes (who return to campus early for the fall semester) will begin receiving specific information about their proof of vaccination process later this week. Remember, information about vaccination opportunities is available at www.frostburg.edu/vaccinations.

Changes on campus

Even though we do not fully know yet what will be expected of us as a campus community this fall, we are planning on operating with fewer restrictions than was the case this past academic year. You will notice a relaxing of the social distancing expectations on campus this summer, including in directional signage and limits on seating and occupancy. We continue to monitor the region’s health indicators. I ask that everyone enjoy their summer, and please be patient as the campus response and recovery team recommends options. I hope we continue to see a continued progress against the virus so that we can continue our return to a more normal state of affairs.

I hope everyone continues to be safe,

Ronald Nowaczyk, PhD
Frostburg State University