Outdoor fun, fall academic planning, vaccination eligibility expanded
Outdoor fun, fall academic planning, vaccination eligibility expanded
Nazareth College

Campus Updates

Looking forward to more events!

Good news: Look forward to the return of White Squirrel Day and Midnight Breakfast this spring. And plans are in the works for Spring Fest.
As New York gradually phases in larger public event sizes during March and April, Nazareth is changing accordingly and planning more in-person events on campus.
Events/activities for students organized by Student Engagement and Leadership (open to all students) and by the Undergraduate Association’s Campus Activities Board (open to all undergraduates) will be transitioning during March from mostly virtual events to mostly in-person activities — with virtual or hybrid activities as a complement.
These plans are dependent on COVID-19 case trends on campus. The COVID-19 Safety Policies such as wearing masks and maintaining six-foot distancing still apply, as do campus visitor policies. Expect to continue to register in advance for in-person events, since sizes will grow but not be unlimited.
See the details — including changes that take effect March 15 and then expand on March 22 — and Q&As about the changes: Organizing Events & Reserving Space

Outdoor fun

With your NazCard ID, you can borrow outdoor games equipment, including: Bluetooth-enabled sound system, hammocks, cornhole sets, Frisbee golf sets, kickballs, lawn bowling sets, pickleball sets, wiffle ball sets, Air O Sport, Bulzibucket, and more. See Outdoor Fun & Fitness.  

Fall academic planning

Courses: We are actively planning for fall, and students’ academic advisement, course planning, and registration for fall 2021 take place from March 29-April 15 (earlier for some education majors). We remain optimistic that we will be able to have more courses in person and that restrictions will continue to be lifted (such as six-foot distancing) as vaccination rates increase. Some course formats may need to be adjusted depending on public health guidelines, if we do not hear about lifted restrictions by June 1.
Study abroad: While we expect to do a lot of fantastic things on campus in the fall, we do not know what the situation will be in other countries. Therefore, international travel, including study abroad, will remain suspended through December 31. There is too much uncertainty regarding vaccine coverage, travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, and global positivity rates to enable planning in-person programs in other countries. Pending COVID-19 developments, Nazareth plans to resume study abroad opportunities in spring 2022, with limited and carefully selected programming to destinations in Western Europe and Latin America. Please look for more information regarding these opportunities in summer and early fall 2021.

Watch your inbox for any surveillance testing emails

COVID-19 surveillance testing continues to test a randomly selected portion of the campus each week. Check your email each Thursday (subject line “You have been selected for COVID-19 Testing,” from covidtest@naz.edu) to see if you’ve been chosen for testing on the following Monday/Tuesday. Remember the results only provide information for the time of that test. More details: Surveillance Testing.
Updated: Per the Monroe County Health Department: If you are fully vaccinated (meaning at least 2 weeks past your final dose) and not a student-athlete, you are exempt from general surveillance testing. (Student-athletes continue surveillance testing.) Any student who is vaccinated: Enter the date(s) of your COVID-19 vaccination and upload the official documentation into your Naz student health portal under immunizations — just as you do with other immunizations — and also email health@naz.edu to alert Health and Counseling. (If you have any trouble uploading the documentation to the health portal, attach it to your email.)
As always, anyone with symptoms (including if you’ve been vaccinated) should be tested for COVID-19. If you have close contact with someone who tests positive, you should be tested, unless you’ve been vaccinated. To get tested and get further information, fill out your Nazareth online screening (if you filled it out earlier in the day, you can re-do it) and follow the instructions.

Vaccination eligibility expands

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility continues to expand, and New York state has updated its vaccination guidance to include college "essential in-person staff" as eligible (phase 1B eligible essential workers). Guidance from our Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) consortium says this can include in-person student workers
Appointments are required. If you are working in person on campus, these are places to look for available vaccination appointments through the state or county:
Students, use your Rochester address. 
College employee can print or show a pay stub on your phone as evidence.

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

Questions of the week

What about spectators for athletics?


We must follow New York state guidelines, which currently don’t allow spectators at college athletics.  We are hopeful we will see a shift soon.

What if I get a red badge by mistake — because I selected a choice I didn't mean to select?


While completing the screening, you have the option to change your answer. If you're past that stage, to restore your green badge:
  • Students: Call Health and Counseling, 585-389-2500.
  • Faculty/staff: Email humanresources@naz.edu.
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