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About COVID-19 | Vaccinations | Masking and Social Distancing | Contingency Planning | Additional Resources
In response to the global spread of COVID-19, St. Joseph's University continues to closely monitor recommendations made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health. In an effort to protect the health and safety of the SJNY community, we are sharing the following information.
The COVID-19 virus is spread mainly from person-to-person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. There may also be instances of spreading when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes.
How long after exposure does it take for symptoms to appear?
The quickest and safest way to minimize your risk of contracting COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Additional measures to reduce your risk of infection include the following guidelines for good health:
Our primary goal during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to ensure a healthy and safe environment for its community members. The University aims to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus for all, and the quickest and safest way to accomplish this is through vaccination. While proof of the COVID vaccination is no longer required as a condition of enrollment or employment, we do understand that there are some members of the SJNY community that may be more vulnerable than others to severe illness. As such, we are still strongly encouraging our collective community to follow the public health guidelines of medical professionals and stay current with their immunizations.
Effective February 15, 2023, proof of the COVID vaccination will no longer be required as a condition of enrollment for in-person students at St. Joseph’s University, New York. It is important to note, however, that students participating at clinical and/or internship sites and in field placements must continue to comply with vaccination and other COVID-19 policies in place at the facilities they are serving. Additionally, students who live in EHS housing and some study abroad programs may still require the vaccine to participate.
Effective February 15, 2023, proof of the COVID vaccination will no longer be required as a condition of employment at St. Joseph’s University, New York.
To find a vaccination center near you, please use the following links below:
For your safety and others, please practice social distancing when possible. Masks and face coverings are optional.
The mask mandate has been lifted as of Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Masks are optional in all St. Joseph's University facilities. It is understood that some individuals will still want to continue wearing masks and the University is supportive of that.
Masks and face coverings are optional for all members of the St. Joseph's University community. The University follows CDC guidance on what is considered an acceptable mask; gaiters, buffs, bandanas and face shields are not acceptable face coverings.
The University has established a website called Carry On to provide the Community with resources to support Faculty, Students and Staff to maintain continuity of teaching, learning and campus operations.