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COVID-19 Response

Community Standards

Do Your Part

We must each take personal responsibility to follow our Community Standards.

COVID-19 Gold Mask

Face Coverings

Wear a face covering over the nose and mouth to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

All faculty, staff and students are required to wear face coverings in classrooms, labs, communal office space, on-campus gatherings, and in any indoor or outdoor campus setting where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.

COVID-19 Physical Distance

Physical Distancing

Avoid close contact with others by maintaining at least six feet of physical distance from others.

Physical distancing modifications have been made to on-campus housing, on-campus dining facilities, classrooms, common areas and study spaces.

COVID-19 Wash Hands

Wash Hands

Maintain good personal hygiene by washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol.

COVID-19 Self-screening


Conduct a daily self-screening to assess for symptoms, stay home when sick, and seek medical care if needed. 

ll USM faculty, staff and students are required to self-screen each day for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming onto any University property or going to class.