Support services during the pandemic survey; vaccination info.
Support services during the pandemic survey; vaccination info.
Nazareth College

Campus Updates

Quick survey: student support and services

College offices have provided support and services this year to students via Zoom, phone, email, and/or in person, depending on the office.
How easy/difficult has it been to reach and get help from Nazareth staff during the pandemic? If the contact was remote, is there anything you wish Naz offices would do differently to make it easier to get services, support, and information? Answer the quick survey (log in) to guide the College’s planning.
Take the survey

Student vaccination

Nazareth’s on-campus vaccination effort remains on pause, as recommended Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They are investigating reports of blood clots in six women that occurred 6 to 13 days after receiving the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, among more than 6.8 million people who have received J&J vaccine.
Each person who received the J&J vaccine at Nazareth received an email from Nazareth’s Health and Counseling director to help explain the news.
To get vaccinated: Vaccine made by Pfizer and Moderna are not affected by the pause. The state’s vaccine eligibility guidance was formally updated to say all people 16 and over who live, work, or study in New York State — specifically including college students from out of state. For an appointment, check the Monroe County vaccine webpage or the Finger Lakes region’s appointment finder (includes pharmacies). You also can check the state website or call the state hotline, 833-697-4829. You only need proof of your date of birth and your student ID to be vaccinated.
Timing: The two-dose vaccine regimens typically require returning to the same place for your second dose. So if you will be leaving the Rochester area at the end of the semester, pay attention to the timeline for your second dose:
  • Pfizer’s second dose needs to be 3 weeks after the first dose. You’d need a first dose by Wednesday, April 21, to have your second dose by May 12, which is the day before the Naz residence halls close. Appointments are available this week at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center downtown, 123 East Main Street, Rochester, 14604 (8 miles from campus) and (through the state website) at the Dome Arena, 2695 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY, 14467 (7 miles from campus).
  • Moderna’s second dose needs to be 4 weeks after the first dose. You’d need a first dose by tomorrow (April 16) morning to have your second dose May 14 — the day of graduate Commencement and the day before undergraduate Commencement.
Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for ages 16 and 17. The other vaccines are approved for ages 18 and up. The appointment websites typically indicate which brand of vaccine will be administered.
You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks past your final dose.

COVID-19 trends

The concern: Our county is experiencing a surge of cases among younger people, including ages 10-19 and people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, which is believed to be spurred by variants of the virus that are more contagious, Monroe County Health Director Michael Mendoza said last week. The rolling average of new cases per day in our county — 258 cases — is more than double what it was a month ago.
The good news: Vaccination is proving to make a significant difference, Mendoza said. High vaccination rates among adults older than 60 have dramatically reduced the number of new cases in that age group. Appointments locally are widely available at the links above.

International protocol change

As of April 10, New York state no longer requires international travelers to test or quarantine, as long as they have no COVID-19 symptoms. For more, see state Travel Advisory.

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

Do we still do the daily online screening and scan at a kiosk if we are fully vaccinated?


Yes, continue to do the screening and check in on campus at any kiosk. All pandemic protocols (including wearing masks and social distancing) remain in place for everyone on campus, per state requirements.
Nazareth must follow both CDC guidelines and New York State rules for higher education. When those rules change, we can re-evaluate campus rules.
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