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Important Spring 2022 Updates

McDaniel College has announced additional safety measures for the Spring 2022 return to campus for undergraduate students. This is in addition to the required COVID booster and flu shot for all undergraduate students.

Dear McDaniel Community,

The Return to the Hill Committee continues to closely monitor the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus nationally, regionally, and here in Carroll County, as we prepare to welcome back students for an in-person spring semester.

Due to a significant rise in COVID-19 cases since the fall semester ended, we will be implementing some additional safety measures when students arrive on campus at the beginning of the spring semester. This is in addition to the required COVID booster and flu shot prior to returning to campus.

The purpose of this email is to share these measures with you to allow time for you to prepare for your return to campus. The Return to the Hill webpage will continue to have the most up-to-date information regarding the spring semester.

We believe that the measures outlined in this email and our community’s continued commitment to following our health and safety protocols will set us on the path for another successful semester.


Return to the Hill (RTTH) Committee

Updated health and safety protocols for the spring semester  

The following updated protocols will also be in place for the spring semester:

  • As in the fall semester, students are not permitted to host off-campus guests in campus housing after their move-in is completed.

  • Based on the latest CDC recommendation to wear masks with multiple layers, the college will provide each student and employee with three KN95 masks at the beginning of the semester. Distribution information will be provided to students upon arrival to campus. Please consider placing an order now for a supply that would last you through the end of the semester.

  • Due to new procedures enacted by the State of Maryland and the Carroll County Health Department, new isolation and quarantine protocols will be in effect.

  • Residential students who live less than 200 miles from campus will be required to isolate and quarantine at home. Any student who lives within 200 miles of campus should have a plan in place.

  • In addition, any individual who is not up to date with the COVID vaccine—two doses of an mRNA vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine, plus the booster once eligible—will be required to quarantine for 5 days following exposure, regardless of test result. While we want to bring this to your attention, we expect that this will have minimal impact on our student body since the booster vaccine is required of all students prior to returning to campus.

We encourage you to review the COVID-19 Protocols for Prevention, Exposure, Testing, and Isolation/Quarantine, as well as the Community Health Protocols that will continue to be in effect during the spring semester.