Mask protocol update; what do you want to hear about in the summer.
Mask protocol update; what do you want to hear about in the summer.
Nazareth College

Campus Updates

Mask protocol update

In light of Tuesday’s updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who are fully vaccinated (meaning at least two weeks past your final dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks past the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) no longer need to wear a mask outdoors on the Nazareth College campus. 
Exception: All attendees, vaccinated or not, will be required to wear masks at larger outdoor events, as physical distancing becomes more difficult and venue limitations increase the risk of transmission. Outdoor events for more than 20 attendees — such as this weekend’s Block Party and next week’s Spring Fest — will require all participants to wear masks, until widespread vaccination is achieved.
Mask protocols remain the same indoors: Masks are required unless you are eating (seated), or you are in your own on-campus living space (alone or with the people you live with) or private office or enclosed workstation, as detailed on the Face Coverings webpage.
Students, if you are vaccinated and haven’t done so, go to the Naz Student Health Portal and manually enter the date(s) under the “immunizations” tab AND use the “upload” tab to upload a screenshot of your official vaccination card.

Vaccination update

  • On campus: Look for information next week about vaccination appointments at Health and Counseling.
  • Off campus: Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination as well as appointments are available at clinics run by the local Monroe County Department of Public Health; see or call its 24-hour hotline, 585-753-5555. Also, New York state announced that starting today, the state-run clinics (including the Dome Arena in Henrietta) are open for first doses on a walk-in basis. The clinics are open to anyone ages 18 and older (and ages 16-17 with a parent) who lives, works, or is a student in New York state. You only need proof of your date of birth and your student ID to be vaccinated; your health insurance card is appreciated.
Learn more about the vaccines: Have vaccine questions/hesitations? Hear evidence-based information from Nazareth’s Marie Bell, assistant professor of nursing; Susan Quinn, director of Health and Counseling; Michael Chen, Nazareth assistant professor of public health; and other staff and faculty about vaccine research, myths and facts, and how to manage any side effects: Recording of Nazareth’s April 5 COVID-19 Vaccine Info Session.
Marie Bell, Susan Quinn, and Michael Chen

Spring fun, midnight breakfast, and more!

Let’s all take time for some rejuvenation, like the CAB Springtime Carnival, the Block Party with soul food and Puerto Rican food (maximum 200; sign up in advance), and in-person Blowout Bingo (choose Part One or Part Two), all on Saturday. 
Enjoy the final group fitness opportunities of the semester — Zumba with Holly on Monday, Monday night yoga with Rebecca, Zumba with Victoria on Tuesday, and Night Light Yoga with Lynne on Tuesday, and FIT1 Workout Class with Gustavo Tuesday and Thursday.
Choose your time slot to enjoy Nazareth’s long-standing, egg-cellent Mid-Night Breakfast tradition, when faculty and staff volunteer to serve students free made-to-order omelettes and other favorites. This year it’s spread over two nights, 9 p.m. to midnight May 5 and 6. Free for students. Reservations required.
And then it’s time for Springfest on campus May 7-8! Plan to celebrate the end of spring semester classes with food trucks, live entertainment, and fun hosted by our Campus Activities Board (CAB).

Student survey

What would you like to hear about, from Nazareth, during the summer?
We want to stay connected and provide you with useful information — through an every-2-weeks Forward Flyers summer e-newsletter.
Answer the one-question, multiple-choice anonymous student survey.
Take the survey

Pronoun masks from Atlas Center

What does it mean when someone’s pronouns are she/they? For senior Isa Reese, it means both sets of pronouns align with Isa’s gender identity (she/her/hers and they/them/theirs): “I like when they are used interchangeably. It recognizes all aspects of me.” 
Isa is among the students working at Nazareth’s Atlas Center who are distributing pronoun masks to students who request them as a way to support people of all genders and spread the word about the resources and support available on campus. Requests are due Saturday. Read the story >

Summer 2021 on-campus students

  • COVID-19 arrival testing is not required for the Summer A and Summer B terms.
  • Students living on campus during the summer will receive information about surveillance testing.
  • Other current pandemic protocols remain in place. (COVID-19 Resources)

Dining update

Dine-in plates and bowls are returning as an option in the Dining Commons. The use of service ware is safe and follows a CDC-required system of washing and disinfection before each use. Plates and bowls will not be available for self-service at this time; they will be handled by dining staff in accordance with Monroe County guidelines. You still have the option of using disposable take out containers at all food stations.

Class of 2021: Registered for Commencement

If you’re graduating, be sure to act on the email sent to you (subject line: Register now for Naz Commencement: graduate + guests), either to register yourself and up to two guests, or to indicate that you’re not attending your ceremony. Deadline: Monday, May 10.

COVID alert level

  • Our campus alert level continues to be 2, which indicates modified operations due to case levels in the area around campus.
  • Details: Campus COVID-19 Alert Levels.

COVID-19 Resources

Have a question? You can send it in using the form on any of those pages.
COVID-19 resources

Question of the week

Under the new guidelines, do I have to wear a mask while walking across campus?


  • If fully vaccinated, no.
  • If not fully vaccinated, yes.

Will COVID-19 vaccination be required on campus?


Nazareth College follows New York state guidelines. At this time, the state does not require COVID-19 vaccination.
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