COVID-19 Resources

FAQ: Parents & Families

What are the plans for fall 2021?

As vaccinations continue, we expect that the state will continue to ease restrictions during the summer.

Undergraduate: The College is planning to have 1,100 undergraduate courses in person, 60 hybrid, and 98 online.

Graduate: Graduate programs that are designed to be in-person or as hybrid courses (part in person, part online) are expected to continue in those formats.


Is the COVID-19 vaccine required?

Yes. See COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for more information.


Will students be notified if someone in their residence hall tests positive?

Only students who have had close contact with an individual who tests positive will be notified by a contact tracer. Assisting contact tracers is an important strategy in combating the spread of COVID-19. 

We know that wearing a face covering is one of the most effective measures for minimizing the spread of the virus. Students should be wearing a face covering while interacting with other students who live in their residence hall. The only exception is immediate roommates or suitemates who dwell together inside one residential unit.

So, if a student’s roommate or suitemate tests positive for COVID, it is likely that the student will be notified by a contact tracer. Otherwise, the expectation is that students are not engaging with other students in a manner that would qualify as close contact. And in a positive case, it is the responsibility of the individual who has tested positive to fully disclose all instances of close contact to the contact tracer.


Can everyone get tested for COVID-19?

Nazareth encourages and supports testing for all students, faculty, and staff with COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

In addition, surveillance testing is happening on campus during spring 2021. See the Testing webpage.


How does Nazareth enforce using the screening app every day?

All students, faculty, and staff are asked to stop once a day at a self-check-in kiosk on campus. See screening & kiosks, which also has information about random badge checks.

We continue to promote to students the importance of following all of the College’s protocols, including on social media, in the weekly Forward Flyers newsletters and through other efforts on campus. 

The Health and Counseling office works closely with Academic Affairs to ensure that students can confidentially disclose potential symptoms without fear of disruption to their academics.


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