COVID-19 Resources

Health, Wellness, & Prevention

These changes are part of a multilayered approach to safeguarding the health and safety of our students and community.

BUILDING ACCESS & ONE-WAY ROUTES

Entrances, exits, and stairways in campus buildings are being designed for "one-way" travel to support 6-foot distancing guidelines.

One-way routes

CLEANING & PROTECTIVE MEASURES

The College is committed to exceeding state and federal sanitation and disinfection guidelines, including cleaning high-touch items in public areas 5-10 times per day, 7 days a week.

Cleaning & protection details

CONTACT TRACING

The College is working with the Monroe County Health Department to trace and contact people who may have been exposed, to quickly mitigate potential spread of COVID-19. Confidentiality will be maintained, as required by federal and state law and regulations.

For the definition of COVID-19 close contact/exposure, see: Testing >

COVID-19 Concern Form

In instances where you do not feel safe addressing or educating others about Nazareth's social distancing and face covering policies, or if there are repeated violations of the health and safety expectations, you can report your concern through the COVID-19 concern form below.

COVID-19 Concern Form

FACE COVERINGS AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Face coverings are required on campus. Nazareth provides face masks.

Face covering details

Health & Safety Training

This online training includes signing the Nazareth Community Pledge and is required for students, faculty, and staff.

Training

Nazareth Community Pledge

Students, faculty, and staff need to review and sign the pledge as part of online training.

Pledge

Public Health Ambassadors

These paid roles for students include helping with outreach and infection prevention.

Public health ambassadors

QUARANTINE

Students, faculty, and staff may be required to quarantine either because:

  • You are coming from a state with high community spread or from another country, or
  • You're waiting for COVID-19 test results after having symptoms or being exposed to someone who's tested positive or shown symptoms.

Quarantine details

SCREENING

Daily COVID-19 screening of students, faculty, and staff — for recent COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors — is required to be on campus. Visitors also must complete the screening on the day of their visit.

Screening & kiosks

SOCIAL DISTANCING

The College's guidelines require keeping 6 feet between yourself and other people, and spaces on campus have been adjusted to support that risk-reduction behavior. In addition, the College's health and safety guidelines and student code of conduct include off-campus behavior.

Social distancing

TESTING

Nazareth College's screening and testing approach will continue to be based on the latest guidance from county health officials, local testing sites, and partners, as well as the guidelines on testing for college populations from the American College Health Association and from New York state.

Testing

Traveling home

Tips for planning for a safe trip home and for reducing risks for students and family members.

Traveling home


FAQs

What happens in the case of illness?

  • Any student who feels unwell, physically or mentally: Contact Nazareth Health and Counseling. More details will be provided on its webpages by the fall semester.
  • Any employee who feels unwell: Contact your health care provider. For work-related information, see Human Resources' Coronavirus webpage.
  • Symptomatic individuals will be tested and will quarantine until cleared to come back to campus or resume on campus activities.
  • Positive cases: People who test positive will be required to isolate. Non-residential students and all faculty and staff are to isolate at home. College officials will maintain regular contact and provide academic, physical and emotional supports as needed. Residential students may choose to go home or will isolate in space designated by the College, with support.
  • Appropriate communications as guided by the Monroe County Department of Health will occur. Protocols are in place for deep cleaning on-campus residences of affected students, work spaces of affected employees, and public areas of the College.
  • Accommodations: Administrators will work with faculty to make accommodations for extended student absences.

How can I take care of my own health?

  • Nazareth is sharing and reinforcing information about protective personal hygiene practices, such as these tips on How to Protect Yourself & Others from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, follow everyday public health guidelines, including: Stay home when sick, practice frequent personal hygiene (including washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds), wear a face covering when within 6 feet of another person, cover your coughs and sneezes, limit time interacting in person with others, and choose outdoor interactions rather than indoors when possible and practical.

Could students be sent home mid-semester?

Nazareth will monitor campus metrics and regional metrics for any early warning signs of positive cases increasing and work in close partnership with the Monroe County Health Department and local health partners to assess the need to adjust strategies or curtail or suspend on-campus instruction or work.

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