Spring Semester Plans for Annapolis

2022 Spring Semester Plans for the Annapolis Campus

Understand the metrics and guidelines that guide our decision-making at our Annapolis dashboard. Go deeper into the details of our full plan by visiting the links below.

Spring 2022 Campus Operations

Given the rapidly changing public health conditions, we are making adjustments to some of our campus operations and also wanted to make you aware of some of the changes implemented in the county and state.

  • The Dining Hall operations will return to how they were at the start of the Fall 2021 semester with the seating area being closed. This temporary measure will be in place through the first few weeks of the semester while the positivity rates remain high in the state and county.
  • The Gym will be accessible to students, staff, and faculty by appointment only through at least Monday, January 24. Students can schedule gym appointments online.
  • Food and drinks will not be permitted at any indoor student event or activity through at least the month of January.
  • The college indoor masking requirement remains in effect and the college will have surgical and KN95 masks available for students. Anne Arundel County has also issued a masking mandate through January 31. Students should be prepared to wear a mask anytime they enter a business or other establishment in the county.
  • Governor Hogan has issued a 30-day state of emergency for Maryland. While this focuses primarily on health care settings, it is important that students understand some services typically available through Anne Arundel Medical Center may be difficult to access, including access to the Emergency Room. Students with specific medical questions should reach out to the Harrison Health Center.
  • Students may be asked to participate in surveillance testing through the Harrison Health Center. This testing will be based upon the public health conditions in the state, county, and on campus. Students who are selected for surveillance testing will be notified by email.

Face Covering and Social Distancing Policy for Spring 2022

In order to help protect the health and safety of the St. John’s College campus community and the public, face coverings are required to be worn on site:

  • Indoors when other people are present and in all public and common areas, such as classrooms, labs, lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, elevators, and in shared vehicles

While keeping a physical distance of at least six feet from other people, practicing good hygiene measures (e.g., frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, covering coughs and sneezes), and staying home when ill are the best known protections against COVID-19, wearing a face covering that covers the nose and mouth can help protect others, especially persons who are unvaccinated.

For the purposes of this policy, a face covering must:

  • Fit snugly against the sides of the face

  • Completely cover the nose and mouth

  • Be secured with ties, ear loops, elastic bands, or other equally effective method

  • Be free of holes, tears or valves that have the potential to release respiratory droplets

  • If cloth:

    • Include at least three layers of cloth

    • Allow for breathing without restriction

    • Be capable of being laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

This policy applies to all college personnel, students, contractors, and visitors.​​​