Return to Campus

Screening & Welcome Stations

Campus visitors use a different process: See Visitors.

Key things to do

  • Students, faculty, and staff: Each day you'll be on campus, during the 2 hours before coming to campus or leaving your room on campus, complete Nazareth’s daily COVID-19 screening. (So if you will arrive on campus or head to breakfast on campus at 8 a.m., fill it out anytime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.):
    • The link is emailed to you early each morning:
    • The screening link is also now on the homepage of the Naz Mobile App. (If you don't see it, restart the app, or select About, Update.)
    • Use your MyNaz credentials to log in.
    • The screening remembers your results all day, so you can return to it anytime to show your results.
  • Students: Even if you are not going to be on campus, also fill out the screening any day you develop at least 2 of the symptoms listed on, or if you believe you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. And see What happens if I get a red badge result? below.
Tech tip: Add the link to your device's home screen
  • Also know the visitor process: If you want to invite a family member or a guest speaker to campus, the two-step process for campus visitors is for them to register at least 24 hours in advance, and then complete the visitor screening that's emailed to them on their visit day. See the Visitor webpage.
  • Your screening results: You will immediately see your results in the form of a QR coded badge with a unique reference number. If you go to again anytime the same day, even on a different device, you'll continue to see your badge.
  • A “red badge” means you are unable to be out on campus. Stay home or in your room. You will get instructions about what to do next.
    • Students: As the red badge screen says, contact Health and Counseling at 585-389-2500, or after hours the state Health Department at 888-364-3065 or its COVID-19 online assessment, for guidance on next steps. If you live on campus and need quarantine or isolation, Residential Life will assist. Also see: What happens if I get a red badge result? below.
    • Faculty and staff: Notify your manager or department chair that you are unable to come to campus. Human Resources will contact you to review your situation and discuss the next steps.
  • A “green pass” badge means you are cleared to be out on campus. You will be asked to show that on your phone. You have the option to print it or to write down the unique (daily) reference number.
    • Commuter students, faculty, and staff: Show your green pass at a campus welcome station (tent) as you enter campus.
    • Students living on campus: Have your green pass or your unique reference number for the day available to show at a dining hall, academic building, event, or random check station.
  • Commuter students, staff, and faculty: For a smooth and expeditious process, arrive early at a welcome station tent (see map) and be ready for delays. Be ready to show your “green pass” badge, your printout, or your unique reference number. You will be asked to show your face covering or, if you do not have one with you, you will receive a face covering to wear on campus that day; face coverings are required to be worn on campus.

Key things to know

  • Welcome stations: Map shows the welcome station locations that are currently open. Hours for August 6 - November 24: 
    • North and South Campus Drive: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., 7 days per week
    • Golden Flyer Drive (entrance from French Road): The road and the welcome station there are temporarily closed, until further notice.
When welcome stations are closed
  • Off hours: Students living on campus have access to the campus grounds and facilities, including their residence hall, at all times — and must follow Nazareth's guest/visitor policies.
  • Secondary stations: To help keep traffic moving efficiently, each welcome station has a nearby secondary station (in F lot, J lot, and P lot) to field questions and provide assistance if more extensive time is needed.
  • Which days: You only need to complete the screening if you will be on campus that day. Exception: Residential students need to complete the screening every day.
  • About the questions: The screening questions (see photo below) are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evaluate coronavirus risk factors, to determine your eligibility to report to campus for work (all faculty and staff); class (all residential and commuter students); and campus events and activities (all faculty, staff, students, and invited guests/visitors). 
  • Screening tool access: If you have accessibility concerns and are unable to complete the screening online, you will be screened in person at the welcome station using the same questions. 
  • If symptoms change: If you screen green but then begin to feel ill during the day, you should return home, screen again, and monitor your symptoms closely. If you complete the screening process with a red result, follow the next step on your results screen.
  • Privacy: The screening information you submit will only be accessible to restricted members of Human Resources (for employees) and Health & Counseling (for students). Data will be stored securely in a non-identifiable format.
  • Accountability: Every student, faculty, and staff member shares responsibility and accountability for the health and safety of our campus community. As guided by the College’s Code of Conduct/Ethics for students and for faculty and staff, honesty is expected in your completion of the screening questions. Providing accurate responses demonstrates our collective commitment to the sizable responsibility we share, together, in creating and maintaining a safe and healthy campus community. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and support.
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Screening Questions

The COVID-19 screening asks if any of these are true for you in the past 14 days. The screening is updated as needed, including when the list of states is revised by New York state officials.

Screening FAQs

What about temperature checks?

Nazareth will not be conducting temperature checks as part of the daily screening process. If you are a student and you become ill, contact the Health and Counseling Center at 585-389-2500 to set up an appointment for an assessment. This assessment may include a temperature check.

What happens if I get a red badge result?

  • Students: As the red badge results screen says, contact Health and Counseling at 585-389-2500, or the Health Department COVID Hotline at 888-364-3065 after hours, to get guidance on next steps. Stay home/in your room. If you are not able to immediately reach the Nazareth Health Center and you have in-person classes today, notify those instructors that you may miss class. If consultation with the Health Center results in the need to quarantine or self-isolate, your instructors will receive an email through Nazareth's Starfish system with guidance on developing a plan to help you maintain course progress. You will not be penalized for missing class if you need to quarantine or isolate.

  • Employees: As the red results screen says, Human Resources will contact you to review your situation and discuss the next steps.

How will I remember to use the screening tool?

  • Students, staff, and faculty get a daily reminder by email, 7 days a week (subject line: Complete your Naz daily health screening). See the top of this page for details about when to fill it out.
  • If you choose to unsubscribe from the daily reminder email, you are able to, with the understanding that completion of the screening is required for access to campus facilities and grounds.
  • See the "tech tip" near the top of this page for the steps to add the screening link to your device's homescreen.

Do you track students’ whereabouts (GPS tracking)?

No. The daily screening is a form. It can only collect your answer and who you are. (You use your Naz login.)

What if I get to campus or to a checking station and I forgot to do the screening?

You will be directed to the secondary welcome station in a nearby parking lot (out of the flow of traffic) where you will remain in your vehicle and complete the screening. If you screen “red,” you will not be permitted to remain on campus.   

What do I do if I want to have a visitor come to campus? How will campus visitors be screened?

For access to campus facilities and grounds, invited visitors must register in advance using an online form with contact information and the purpose of the visit. Then they will get an email the morning of the visit to complete a COVID screening online. That full process starts in August and will be explained then on the Visitors webpage. Currently, prospective students register through the Admissions Daily Visits webpage and are contacted to complete a COVID screening.

Who is defined as a “visitor”? Parents of a student? Client of a campus clinic? Alumni invited to speak to a class?

Yes to all of those. The full list and the visitor process will be available in August on the Visitors webpage.

Do students and employees do the screening more than once a day if they leave campus during the day?

No. Screening is required only once every 24-hour period and no earlier than 2 hours before arriving on campus (or before leaving your residential room each day). However, on any day, you can and should complete the screening process again if you become ill while on campus (go right home first) or at a time when you plan to return to campus.

Will students/faculty/staff need to report travel to any of the hot zones?

The daily screening asks students, faculty, and staff about risk factors and leads to next steps when needed.

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