Over the last few weeks, I've had numerous constituents approach me with concerns that the College of Southern Maryland may no longer be a viable college option for their children because of their mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Yesterday, I sent a letter to CSM's President, Dr. Maureen Murphy, asking her and the board to reconsider their policy of requiring a COVID-19 vaccination to receive an education from CSM.
I believe adult students attending our local college should be free to make their own health decisions, and CSM's mandated vaccine policy should not be a factor in their decision-making. I strongly feel that college students should not be forced to decide between their personal and private health and pursuing their educational and career goals. I am hopeful that CSM's will lead by example and reverse their student admission policy.