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155 W. Roe Blvd., Patchogue, NY 11772
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June 22, 2021 BK LI
Last week, Governor Cuomo announced that most COVID-19 mandates for NYS would be lifted, because New Yorkers reached the 70 percent mark for being either partially or fully vaccinated against the virus. As such, St. Joseph’s College will be following the state’s lead and making numerous changes to its COVID-19 protocols and procedures.
Effective immediately, the following previously required mandates will be lifted at the College:
The College reserves the right to re-implement any or all of these protocols should the public health situation warrant it any time in the future.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
While SJC has lifted most restrictions as stated above, please note that our daily cleaning protocols will remain in place and we will continue to maintain and provide hand sanitizer stations throughout our buildings, as well as disinfectant wipes in all classrooms, computer labs and common areas.
While the College is not currently requiring a broad mandate for the COVID-19 vaccination, we are strongly recommending that all individuals at the College get vaccinated against the virus before returning to campus. It is important to note that SJC is following the rules and regulations of our governing bodies, and our protocols are subject to change at any time should we be required to take additional action in the future. Furthermore, certain groups may be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, should some of our affiliated groups require it as a condition of our partnering agreements.
The College will be scheduling several on-site vaccination clinics throughout the summer for individuals who still need and want to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Additional details to follow.
Lab Confirmed Positive Tests
Finally, SJC will continue to require individuals with lab confirmed positive COVID-19 tests who plan to be on campus or any of the SJC facilities to report those to the COVID Response Team by emailing [email protected].