Return to Campus FAQs

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions on returning to the Coppin State University campus for Fall 2021

Yes.

Currently, unvaccinated individuals are defined as those who have been cleared to be on campus without a vaccine confirmation, due to an approved exemption.

All students, faculty, staff, and third-party vendor employees, who will be reporting to campus are required to comply with the vaccine mandate.

An individual shall be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

Begin by contacting the CSU Community Health Center if you need assistance getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Students should submit a copy of the front and back of their vaccination card to the CSU Community Health Center
Email: HealthCenter@coppin.edu 
Fax: 410-951-6158


Employees should submit a copy of the front and back of their vaccination card to the Office of Human Resources
Email: AskHR@coppin.edu
Fax: 410-951-2667

Yes. Individuals with an approved exemption will be allowed to come to campus. 

Students who receive an exemption will be allowed to register and attend in-person courses, reside in the residence halls, and use the many university amenities available.

Employees who receive an exemption are expected to report to campus to perform their job duties, unless otherwise indicated by their immediate supervisor or HR. 

Students seeking medical exemption should submit an application to:
Healthcenter@coppin.edu or call 410-951-4188.

Student Religious exemption requests should be submitted to sjordan@coppin.edu or by calling 410-951-6305.

Employees seeking medical or religious exemption should submit an application to AskHR@coppin.edu or call 410-951-3666.

Students who have not submitted a vaccine confirmation and have not been approved for an exemption are prohibited from coming to campus, unless otherwise directed by the health center or the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct.

Students who remain non-compliant will be connected with an academic advisor to review enrollment options. Registration may be cancelled if non-compliance continues.

Further non-compliance may result in progressive discipline, up to and including suspension from the university.

Yes. Beginning August 10, 2021, the CSU Community Health Center will offer the Moderna vaccine, daily. No appointment is necessary. This will be open to the campus and the external community.

Vaccinated individuals must test once per month, during the first week of every month.

Unvaccinated individuals must test once, every week. Compliance will be monitored, and progressive discipline will be employed for those who are not compliant.

Before coming to campus, employees and students, regardless of vaccination status, should complete symptom monitoring using the appropriate form found at www.coppin.edu/coronavirus 

A student who is sick must stay home and report the sickness to the CSU Community Health Center, where a designated individual will provide guidance on next steps.

Employees who are sick should report the sickness to HR.
Symptoms are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Breathing problems
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • New onset loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches

If any of the above symptoms are present, or if an individual tests positive for COVID-19:

  • Employees should notify the immediate supervisor or HR
  • Commuter students should notify the CSU Community Health Center (CHC) 
  • Residential students should notify the Office of Residence Life at (410) 951-6399. 
  • Athletes should notify the Director of Athletics or designee.

No. Those who are not vaccinated and who have not been exempted will not be allowed to come to campus and must use their annual or personal leave for their absence.  

Students enrolled for in-person courses, who are unvaccinated, regardless of the reason, will be required to comply with additional institutional safety protocols that will include, but are not limited to, masking and weekly COVID-19 testing. Students who fail to comply with these safety protocols may be subject to progressive discipline, up to and including suspension, in accordance with the University’s Code of Student Conduct, overseen by the Division of Student of Affairs. (See RTC Plan for full details)

Employees - Individuals who are unvaccinated, regardless of the reason, will be required to comply with additional institutional safety protocols that will include, but are not limited to, masking and periodic COVID-19 testing.  Employees who fail to comply with these safety protocols may be subject to progressive discipline, up to and including termination, in accordance with all existing Board of Regents and institutional policies, and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. (See RTC Plan for full details)

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks indoors. Masks may be removed when indoors only while eating. 

Masks should not be removed at any time, while indoors (except during meals)

If masks are removed, for any reason, social distancing is strongly encouraged.

  • At desk for employees? Yes
  • When moving about indoors for employees? Yes
  • During classes for students and/or faculty? Yes

Yes. Students who are planning to reside on campus must submit evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, 5-7 days before arrival to campus to the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

A modified (7) seven-day quarantine will be required for athletes and those students who will be in residential housing, regardless of vaccination status. Campus residents will participate in a modified quarantine which allows them to leave their room to pick up meals, go the physical education complex (PEC), and participate in any campus activities. 

The fitness/wellness center and the pool, located inside the PEC, will be open to internal CSU students and employees, only. Masks are required, at all times, for use of the wellness center. Pool use will be by appointment. 

Fully vaccinated individuals who are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, will need to quarantine for a minimum of three (3) to five (5) days and must test during this testing window. They can return to campus with a negative PCR test and must wear a surgical mask and complete symptom monitoring for the duration of the 14-day period. 

Unvaccinated individuals who are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, must quarantine for a minimum of seven (7) days. Testing will occur on day 5 post exposure. Individuals may return to campus on day 8. Symptom monitoring must be completed for the entire 14 days (about 2 weeks) from exposure. A surgical mask must be worn when return to campus for the duration of the 14 days (about 2 weeks).

Yes. Faculty, staff, and students must meet certain criteria to receive approval for university-sponsored travel:

  • Fully vaccinated with confirmation on file with the university OR 
  • Approved exemption OR
  • Approved accommodation.
  • Those who are exempted from the vaccine mandate will be required to follow CDC guidelines regarding travel: 
    • Self-monitor for symptoms 
    • Wear a mask 
  • Non-vaccinated domestic travelers 
    • Must be tested one to three days prior to travel and then tested three to five days, upon return.
    • Must self-quarantine for seven days and have negative COVID-19 test OR self-quarantine for 10 days, if not tested for COVID-19.

If you are fully vaccinated and are not experiencing symptoms, you do NOT need to test or quarantine after domestic travel, regardless of the distance from campus.

Yes. In-person campus events have resumed under the following criteria:

  • All CSU faculty, staff, and students must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved exemption, to host or participate in any campus event. 
  • All third-party external hosts must be fully vaccinated or have an acceptable exemption.
  • External guests who attend the in-person event must comply with Symptom Monitoring and all testing requirements.
    • Testing costs for non-university guests is the responsibility of the external party or organization.