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.


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


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.

The Testing page defines COVID-19 close contact/exposure.

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 covering protocols on campus have evolved with federal and state changes.

Face covering details.

Health & Safety Training

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


Nazareth Community Pledge

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


Public Health Ambassadors

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

Public health ambassadors


Students, faculty, and staff may be required to quarantine in specific circumstances.

Quarantine details


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

Screening & kiosks


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.

Social distancing


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.


Vaccine Requirement

In order to support of the goal of our students having engaging, interactive, in-person educational and social experiences and to prioritize the health of our campus and the wider community, for the 2021-2022 academic year, Nazareth College will require all students, faculty, staff and contracted employees to complete COVID-19 vaccination and provide documentation by July 31, 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement


What happens in the case of illness?

  • Any student who feels unwell, physically or mentally: Contact Nazareth Health and Counseling.
  • Any employee who feels unwell: Contact your health care provider. For work-related information, see Human Resources' Coronavirus webpage.
  • Symptomatic individuals who do not have a known exposure will be tested and placed in precautionary quarantine until cleared to 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 about new positive cases 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 closely monitors campus and regional metrics and works 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. For more, see COVID-19 Cases.

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