Nazareth College’s pandemic guidelines align with New York state and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols for higher education.

The College is proceeding with all course instruction and on-campus housing plans in the fall 2021 semester.

Mask protocol

Masks are currently required indoors on campus for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Nazareth will re-evaluate based on the COVID-19 incidence rate on campus and in Monroe County.


  • Private spaces — An individual may remove their face covering when alone in a private room/office.
  • Housing — In a residence hall room or apartment with your own roommates, students may remove the face covering.
  • Eating and drinking – You may remove your face covering to eat or drink. An unvaccinated individual (who should have a documented exemption from the vaccine requirement, per Nazareth policy) should maintain six feet of social distance from others. Face coverings should be replaced immediately when finished. 
Need a mask? Available at multiple locations on campus.


Nazareth’s COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Unvaccinated students, faculty, & staff

Weekly surveillance testing

Symptoms or COVID-19 exposure

Testing, Quarantine, & Isolation

Other protocols

Other protocols on campus returned to normal in June 2021 and continue like so:

  • Physical distancing is not required, except in health care settings, and for unvaccinated individuals when eating or drinking. Anyone who is more comfortable social distancing may do so. Our community demonstrates respect and care for all individuals.
  • Workplaces: Offices and research labs can operate at full density.
  • Daily health screenings and kiosk check-ins are not required.
  • Gathering sizes are not limited.
  • Additional cleaning and disinfection protocols are no longer required.
  • Dining facilities operate under normal density and hours.
  • Gyms operate without restrictions.
  • College athletics are not restricted.
  • Tunnels are open and stairs/entrances are two-way.
  • Campus visitors/guests are welcome and do not need to register, including family members, alumni, prospective students, and event attendees (sports, performances, etc.).
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