COVID-19 Response and Questionnaires

Updated: August  25, 2021

St. Mary’s Seminary and University is in full compliance with the current Baltimore City Health Order requiring the wearing of masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

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St. Mary’s Vaccination Policy

The health and wellbeing of St. Mary’s Seminary & University faculty, staff, seminarians, and EI students are critical to maintaining operations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Toward that end, the administration wishes every member of the St. Mary’s community (seminarians and other students, faculty and all staff and contract employees) to be vaccinated. Anyone who has not been vaccinated  will be subject to more stringent mitigation measures than those who have been vaccinated, including additional COVID-19 testing requirements.

The following policies are in place for all until further notice:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is restricted from entering the building.
  • No outside guests without advance permission of the Vice-Rector, but proof of vaccination is required.
  • All EI classes will be online at least through 9/17/21 and will extend as needed.
  • Use of masks is required throughout the building.
  • For Fall semester 2021, the library is restricted to currently enrolled School of Theology and Ecumenical Institute students and faculty. No outside patrons are allowed in the library.
  • Limited appointments for The Archives are available. See the webpage for contact information.

 This page will be updated on a regular basis with any new information.


Prayer During Pandemic

Almighty ever-living and ever-loving God,

We pray to you in times of trouble, in times of uncertainty, in scary times,

Keep in the forefront of our awareness your loving care for us, your loving care for the earth, especially your loving care for those who suffer, those who are at risk, those who are vulnerable because of the circumstances of their lives, because of the circumstances of our time.

Keep alive in our hearts the certain knowledge that this, too, shall pass; that more normal times will return; that what becomes newly normal will help us live more safely and in ways that will make us newly aware of your presence and the importance of our presence to one another.

Comfort those who are sick; help us to find ways to comfort them.

Console those who are grieving; let us not hesitate to grieve with them; show us how to bring your love and consolation to them.



Health Screening Questions for Visitors

If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions below please postpone your visit.

  1. Have you had a fever of greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit?
  2. Have you experienced abnormal coughing?
  3. Have you experienced shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  4. Have you had chills or repeated shaking with chills?
  5. Have you had any unusual or aggravated muscle pain?
  6. Have you had a headache that is not alleviated by typical pain killers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.)?
  7. Have you had a nagging sore throat?
  8. Have you experienced loss of taste or smell?
  9. Have you been in close proximity or in contact with someone who exhibits symptoms or been diagnosed with COVID-19?
  10. Have you traveled to or been in direct contact with anyone who has traveled internationally?