COVID-19 Updates and Information

Moving Forward: Fall 2020 at FSU

Frostburg State University is dedicated to the well-being of our students, employees and community. As the status of COVID-19 is rapidly changing, please monitor this page as information changes or becomes available. VISIT THE SPRING 2021 WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. If you need medical assistance or have questions, please call Brady Health at 301-687-4310.

Please email your questions to the appropriate offices as employees may be working from remote locations at this time.

FSU Status

Spring Start Date: We are slated to start our spring 2021 semester on Monday. Jan. 25. While our plan for now is a blended-format semester as in the fall, the status of the pandemic may force changes. We will provide an update about the spring semester by Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

Online Status: If you want a completely online semester for spring 2021, ALL of your classes must be listed as ONLINE in PAWS. Blended (in-person/online) classes DO NOT COUNT as online. Undergraduate students might consider supplementing their FSU online courses with online offerings from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) through the University System of Maryland’s Inter-institutional enrollment program. Details about inter-institutional enrollment are available here, and UMGC’s spring 2021 course offerings are available here. Additional information is available through the Registrar’s Office at

Current Pandemic Recovery Level

FSU is currently at Pandemic Recovery Level 2: Buildings remain open and services remain available; students can remain in residence halls with limitations on size of gatherings and reduced density; telework continues, staff are completing essential functions with reduced footprint as authorized by supervisors; faculty working with students on online implementation of blended modalities; social distancing, face mask donning in the presence of others, hand washing, respiratory etiquette, and employee health monitoring are required.

More Information about the Recovery Level

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.