Our multi-pronged approach to protecting each other’s health during spring 2021 will include an all-campus arrival testing requirement and then periodic surveillance testing throughout the semester.
Before coming to campus: As shared earlier, all students (undergrad and graduate) who will be on campus for any reason in spring 2021 are required to have a COVID-19 test (near your home) on or after January 14 and to upload your test result documentation to the Naz student health portal as soon as you get the result. For details, including what to do if you’ve had a positive test result, and additional state guidelines if you live beyond a state bordering New York, see the Testing webpage.
On-campus, all-campus arrival testing: In addition, all Nazareth campus community members — students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus for any reason during the spring semester (including class, library use, job, fitness center, etc.) — are required to have an arrival test on campus. Specifically:
- All students during the first week of classes
- All faculty and staff on January 27, January 28 or 29 (just before classes start)
If your test is negative for COVID-19, it’s important to continue to follow all prevention guidelines (masks, social distancing, washing hands, immediately reporting COVID symptoms, etc.)
Other Health and Counseling services will be limited during arrival testing, since staff will be running the testing program. If you have an acute medical or mental health need while COVID-19 arrival testing is in progress (through the first week of classes), please contact Health and Counseling at 585-389-2500 to determine options for evaluation and treatment. As always, if you have a life-threatening concern on campus, please contact Campus Safety at 585-389-2850. Off campus, dial 911.