Morgan State library closes in response to Maryland stay-at-home order

Jordan D. Brown, Staff Writer

Morgan State announced the closure of Earl S. Richardson Library, one of the few buildings that remained open to students after the campus ceased face-to-face instruction in response to the coronavirus on March 10.

The library, which adjusted their hours to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and implemented a preliminary screening for all visitors prior to entry, is closed until further notice after Gov. Larry Hogan announced a stay-at-home order on Monday.

“Keeping the library open would have been a legal violation of the executive order and did not fall within the exceptions of ‘essential activities,’” said Larry Jones, the assistant vice president of public relations and strategic communications.

While the library remains closed until further notice, students can virtually communicate with librarians Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Jones said the library will remain closed until the statewide executive order for Marylanders to stay home has been lifted.