Fall 2020 Plan and Information
COVID-19 Updates and Information

Information and Guidance on the Move to Online Instruction

Created Nov. 12, 2020 at 1:30pm

If your questions are not answered below, please email us at fall2020@frostburg.edu. Our process ensures that your individual concerns are being addressed by the right people and that you have a contact person to assist you.

  • Computer Labs/Help Desk

    General purpose labs in CCIT and the 24 x 7 Computing Lab in Gira (CCIT) 133 will remain open and available. More info here. Department specific lab availability is at the discretion of each department. Many PC computer labs are also available remotely. Available computers can be found at this link, and directions on how to connect from various devices, as well as what software is installed in each lab, is found here.

    Help desk services are online, however appointments can be arranged with help desk technicians. Visit, call or email FSU Help Desk, 301-687-7777 and helpdesk@frostburg.edu.

  • Ort Library

    Ort Library will be open for end-of-semester hours and services:

    • Thursday, Nov. 12: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 13: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 14: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 15: 1 to 11 p.m.
    • Monday-Thursday, Nov. 16-19: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 20: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 21: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 22: 1 to 11 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 24: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    If you have questions, please contact the Library Main Desk during our open hours at 301-687-4395 or circulation@frostburg.edu. Online resources remain accessible via www.frostburg.edu/library, and research help is available online via chat, email, or individual research consultations. Visit https://frostburg.libanswers.com/ or email libref@frostburg.edu

    Check out our Library COVID-19 Response Guide for more information on services and spaces. Also, Library Staff would like to remind everyone not to leave belongings unattended during this busy time, even if only for a short period. Please also observe the space, noise, and health & safety policies designated for each of the Library's four public floors.

    • Second Floor: QUIET FLOOR / Socially Distanced Group and Individual Study Spaces / Individual Computer Stations
    • Third Floor: QUIET FLOOR / Socially Distanced Individual Study Spaces / Individual Computer Stations
    • Fourth Floor: SILENT FLOOR / Socially Distanced Individual Study Spaces
    • Fifth Floor: GROUP FLOOR / Socially Distanced Group and Individual Study Spaces / Individual Computer Stations / Individual Study Rooms
  • Mail Services and Deliveries

    The student mailroom in Frederick Hall will remain open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For employees, campus mail is available for pick up by offices and departments between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Mail and Printing Services in Hitchins 137.

  • CARES Act Assistance

    Remember that all students — on campus and off campus — were eligible for $375 in housing costs assistance for the fall term. More than 1,700 students have applied for assistance from CARES Act funds. But there is still more that can be awarded. If you have NOT yet applied, you can do so, but YOU MUST APPLY TO RECEIVE THESE FUNDS.

    • Students living on campus for Fall 2020 (including Edgewood)apply at this link.
    • Students living off campus for Fall 2020apply at this link.
      Under “amount of funds you are requesting,” put “$375.”
      In the “what kind of emergency” list, check “Housing.”
      List “Fall 2020 Housing Costs” in all of the required description sections.

  • Specific Student Populations

    Specific student populations, such as student-performers, student-athletes and student-researchers/interns will not hold in-person activities. Watch your email for details and guidance from your instructors/faculty members as well as your coaches and advisors.

  • Outdoor Activity and Training Facilities

    Bobcat Stadium and Cordts PE Center OUTDOOR facilities remain available for properly distanced and masked use by all students, faculty and staff. The outdoor Stadium Weight Facility is open daily for FSU students, faculty, and staff and can accommodate 20 participants (partnered workouts) per hour, while still adhering to state and local guidance. There are 10 workout stations available. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/bLaBMXH for one of the 10 slots available each hour. Reservations permit you and one workout partner to train for 50 minutes. Be prepared to show your COVID-19 Check-In Badge when you arrive at the Stadium. You will also have your temperature checked before being allowed to workout. MASKS are MANDATORY at all times! Hours of operation: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m.  6 p.m.; Sat & Sun, 1 to 6 p.m.

  • COVID-19 Testing

    We strongly encourage all students who are returning home to get a free virus test prior to returning home. The state and county health departments are now providing free COVID-19 testing three days per week starting today at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Hours for the testing site are Mondays from 2-7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. No appointment, insurance card, or doctor's order is needed.

  • Cleaning and Safety Measures

    All campus buildings (including residence halls and academic buildings) will continue to be cleaned and disinfected. High touch areas will be cleaned frequently.

Do your part

The safety of our community depends on simple day-to-day actions to reduce transmission. Our safe return to campus relies on everyone doing their part.

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Wear a Mask

You can carry the virus even if you feel healthy. Wear a mask to protect others and they'll wear a mask to protect you.

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Wash Your Hands

When possible, wash hands for at least 20 seconds. If washing isn't possible, used hand-sanitizer.

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Sanitize Surfaces

Clean and disinfect high-contact surfaces such as door knobs and light switches.

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Monitor Your Symptoms

Know the symptoms and monitor your health. If you feel sick, stay home.