Spring 2021 News

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May 12, 2021
May 12: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
As the spring semester ends, President Nowaczyk updates the campus community about several topics related to summer work structures and plans for returning to campus this fall. However, if conditions change, decisions may be adjusted based on health guidelines and the science as we continue to emerge from this pandemic.

May 5, 2021
May 5: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
Continue making smart, healthy decisions. Abide by our social compact, follow health guidelines, and use the Check-in Portal daily until you leave campus. Remain vigilant during these final days as the virus is still in our community.

May 4, 2021
May 4: COVID Testing Update, Vaccination Reminder
Testing results from April 26 to May 2. Through the university’s twice-weekly testing protocol, 9 positive tests were identified during last week’s seven-day testing period. The week’s positivity rate is 0.57 percent. Additionally, 1,363 FSU students and employees have reported receiving a first dose, second dose or single dose of a COVID vaccine. And 1,157 have reported being fully vaccinated.

Apr 28, 2021
Apr 28: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
As you know, the University System of Maryland announced last Friday that vaccinations will be required on all USM campuses this coming fall, for all eligible on-campus students and employees with exemptions for medical or religious reasons. We will be sharing more information as it becomes available.

Apr 27, 2021
Apr 27: COVID Testing Update, Testing Reminder
Testing results from April 19-25. Through the university’s twice-weekly testing protocol, 15 positive tests were identified during last week’s seven-day testing period. The week’s positivity rate is 0.75 percent. While the rate remains below the region and state positivity rates, students and employees must remember that the virus IS IN OUR community and practicing health and safety measures is essential.

Apr 23, 2021
FSU, All USM Schools, to Require Vaccinations in Fall
The Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, after consultation with the university presidents and other system leaders, has announced that students, faculty and staff on our campuses will need to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester.

Apr 21, 2021
Apr 21: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk reminds the campus community to stay vigilant in their fight against COVID. More than 1,200 students and employees have received a first, second or single dose of a vaccine. If you have the opportunity to get vaccinated, take it.

Apr 20, 2021
Apr 20: COVID Testing Update, Testing Reminder
Testing results from April 12-18. Through the university’s twice-weekly testing protocol, 24 positive tests were identified during last week’s seven-day testing period. The week’s positivity rate is 0.99 percent. While the rate remains below the region and state positivity rates, students and employees must remember that the virus IS IN OUR community and practicing health and safety measures is essential.

Apr 14, 2021
Moderna Vaccinations Available Starting April 19, Sign Up Now
FSU students, employees and members of the community 18 years of age or older can sign up now for Moderna vaccination appointments

Apr 13, 2021
Apr 13: COVID Testing Update, Testing Reminder
Testing results from April 5-11. Through the university’s twice-weekly testing protocol, 30 positive tests and 3,196 negative tests were identified during last week’s seven-day testing period. The week’s positivity rate is 0.93 percent. The rate remains just below 1 percent and below the region and state positivity rates, BUT students and employees must remember that the virus IS IN OUR community and practicing health and safety measures is essential.

Apr 7, 2021
Apr 7: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
Students and employees are now eligible for the one-dose COVID vaccinations. President Nowaczyk encourages vigilance toward COVID and reminds students of academic resources available to help finish this semester.

Apr 6, 2021
Apr 6: COVID Testing Update
Testing results from Mar 29 - Apr 4. All members of the campus community are now eligible to pre-register for a vaccine.

Apr 2, 2021
COVID Update, Vaccine Pre-Registration
Frostburg State University saw its first rise this semester in positive tests recently. While our positivity rate remains below 1 percent, we don’t want to see additional increases. Our monitoring indicates the cases have been clustered in limited areas and apartments within two residence halls.

Mar 31, 2021
Mar 31: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk updates the campus community on COVID vaccinations and vigilance.

Mar 30, 2021
Mar 30: COVID Testing Update
Testing results from Mar 22-28. Update on vaccinations given to campus community. As COVID cases in Maryland begin to rise, we encourage our campus community to stay vigilant by continuing to take precautions to prevent the spread.

Mar 24, 2021
Mar 24: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk updates the campus community on COVID vaccinations and vigilance as well as an update to the state of Maryland recovery levels.

Mar 23, 2021
Mar 23: COVID Testing Update
Testing results from Mar 15-21. Update on vaccinations given to campus community. Reminder for everyone on campus to test twice a week, every week. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

Mar 17, 2021
Mar 17: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk gives information about COVID vaccinations, virtual commencement and vigilance. He also encourages everyone enjoy "staycation" this week and to come out for fireworks Friday night.

Mar 16, 2021
Mar 16: COVID Testing Update
Testing results from Mar 8-14. Now reporting vaccinations given to campus community. Reminder for everyone on campus to test twice a week, every week. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

Mar 12, 2021
Vaccination Update
The Allegany County Health Department updates Frostburg State University regarding initial vaccination appointments. The initial, limited availability will be based on the state guidelines under phase 1B, which covers higher education employees.

Mar 10, 2021
Mar 10: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk reminds student about available assistance funding. Other topics include student attendance at football games, staycation week and registration for fall. Finally a remind to test twice every week.

Mar 9, 2021
Mar 9: COVID Testing Update
Testing results from Mar 1- 7. Reminder for everyone on campus to test twice a week, every week. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

Mar 3, 2021
Mar 3: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk reminds student about available assistance funding. Other topics include student attendance at football games, staycation week and registration for fall. Finally a remind to test twice every week.

Mar 2, 2021
Mar 2: COVID Testing Update
Testing results from Feb 22-28. Reminder for everyone on campus to test twice a week, every week. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

Feb 24, 2021
Feb 24: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk gives details on "Staycation" Week, reminds students about Federal stimulus money as well as the deadline for FAFSA and FSU Scholarship applications. He also addresses athletic events and encourages everyone going to campus to test twice and week every week.

Feb 23, 2021
Feb 23: COVID Testing Update
Testing results from Feb. 15-21. Reminder for everyone on campus to test twice a week, every week. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

Feb 17, 2021
Feb 17: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk announces plans for "Staycation" Week to help lower the risk of students contributing to off-campus COVID spikes. He also reminds students about Federal stimulus money as well as the deadline for FAFSA and FSU Scholarship applications.

Feb 16, 2021
Feb 16: COVID Testing Update
Testing results from Feb 8 -14. Reminder for everyone on campus to test twice a week, every week. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

Feb 10, 2021
Feb 10: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk asks students and employees who are on campus to test twice a week every week. No appointments necessary, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. He also addresses the most recent information regarding vaccines, Federal COVID funding for students and contact tracing.

Feb 9, 2021
Feb 9: COVID Testing Update
Frostburg State University’s COVID-19 testing protocol has been expanded so that all eligible students and employees will now test twice EVERY week. No pre-registration needed. See details below.

Feb 3, 2021
Feb 3: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
As the second week of classes continues, President Nowaczyk addresses the most recent information regarding COVID Testing Expansion, Vaccines, Federal COVID Funding for Students and Snow Day policies during Spring 2021.

Feb 2, 2021
Feb 2: COVID Testing Update
Frostburg State University’s COVID-19 testing protocol has been expanded so that all eligible students and employees will now test twice EVERY week. The ability to offer additional testing is a result of the efficiency in setting up and running the university’s testing system, as well as working with other state universities and the University System of Maryland office.

Jan 27, 2021
Jan 27: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
The first week of classes is underway and President Nowaczyk updates the campus on Federal Stimulus Money, COVID Testing, Vaccines and Campus Safety.

Jan 26, 2021
COVID-19 Testing Update
Frostburg State University's initial COVID-19 testing of the campus community returning for the spring 2021 semester occurred last week as well as testing of student athletes. Testing data is among the several key COVID-19 indicators the University is monitoring to determine the raising or lowering of our institutional recovery response levels.

Jan 25, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccinations: What We Know
The President provides an update to students and employees regarding vaccine availability for the Frostburg State University campus.

Jan 20, 2021
Jan 20: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
On this Inauguration Day, President Nowaczyk addresses COVID testing for spring, online scheduling, federal financial assistance and food on campus this spring.

Jan 19, 2021
COVID Testing Protocol for Spring 2021
We are expanding of our asymptomatic COVID testing program significantly this semester, starting with a universal testing of the population living on or regularly coming to campus at the beginning of the semester. Testing is REQUIRED for this population.

Jan 13, 2021
Jan 13: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
With less than two weeks until the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester, President Nowaczyk updates the campus on spring semester COVID testing, online schedules and the social compact.

Jan 8, 2021
Spring 2021 Campus Announcement
Frostburg State University will open its spring semester as scheduled on Monday, Jan. 25, similar to the fall 2020 term. Classes will be presented on campus in a blended (mix of online/in-person) format, designed to limit the time and density in classrooms. Get the details here.

Jan 6, 2021
Jan 6: Weekly Update from President Nowaczyk
President Nowaczyk addresses the most recent information regarding campus operations for spring 2021, USM testing protocols and athletics. The president announces he will begin holding virtual coffee hours on a biweekly basis beginning the week of Jan. 18.