As we embark on the 2021-22 academic year, we – students, faculty, administrators, staff and the monastic community – must continue to work together to ensure everyone's health and safety. Responsible behavior and making smart decisions will enable us to keep moving forward.
As the pandemic continues, we are all responsible for protecting our own health and the health of our community members. Saint Vincent will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on campus and in the region. Updates may be made to these guidelines in response to changing circumstances.
Please continue to be a good neighbor, look after yourself and one another, and remain mindful of the role each of us plays in maintaining a strong, healthy and safe community.
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Last Updated: May 6, 2022, at 12:30 p.m.
Students (Residents and Commuters)
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COVID-19 Dashboard Definitions
New Positive Cases
The number of positive test results newly reported to the college on a given day.
Persons Under Investigation
Individuals awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.
Total Positive Cases
The total number of positive cases since Jan. 10, 2022.
This includes the individuals who were medically confirmed COVID-19 cases who have recovered according to the CDC’s criteria.
Saint Vincent College is strongly encouraging, but not requiring, the COVID-19 vaccine for all individuals. Students may forward their vaccination status to: email@example.com
In light of the positive trends and based on guidance from the CDC, we are implementing a mask-optional policy for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Effective immediately, this policy includes all campus spaces and all classroom settings. Those who have been fully vaccinated may mask at their discretion. For those not fully vaccinated, we strongly recommend that you complete the vaccination protocol and urge you to continue to wear your mask in common indoor spaces until you have done so.
In support of the new policy, we request that all community members continue to carry a mask at all times so that you are prepared for situations that will require masking. The following situations, outlined below, may require you to wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose:
Fully vaccinated individuals are at least two weeks past their final vaccine dose AND have submitted proof of their vaccination record to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unvaccinated individuals include those not fully vaccinated or without a vaccine card on record with Saint Vincent.
Guidelines for ALL members of the Saint Vincent community, regardless of vaccination status.
The College is returning to a standard academic calendar with fully in-person learning and full classroom capacities. The masking policy listed above will be in place in all classrooms.
Faculty members will communicate attendance and make-up policies for students in their respective syllabi. COVID-19 academic accommodations will only be provided to students who enter quarantine and/or isolation protocol.
The Fall 2021 semester will begin with standard visitation policies in place and there will be no "neighborhood" designations. All student handbook policies and Health and Safety protocols will be enforced. Repeated violations may result in changes to the visitation policy during the semester.
The Community Center and The Shack will return to full capacity for seating. Mitigation efforts will be in place, including sanitizing and disinfecting tables and high contact surfaces, frequently switching self-service utensils and availability of additional hand sanitizer stations.
Sample testing will be conducted on-campus throughout the semester. Individuals selected for random testing will be notified in advance and are asked to honor the requests within the given timeframe.
All guests visiting campus for events, conferences, camps or other purposes should follow the guidelines the College has set forth in this health and safety plan.
To inform the leadership teams of the College and the Seminary, the Forward Together Advisory Committee was formed to bring together representative members of the Saint Vincent community. Members of this Committee, Dr. Aldo Prosperi and Gretchen Flock, coordinate with local public health officials at Excela Health. The Committee is charged with continuously reviewing the guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, as well as the conditions on campus, in the local community, state, and nation. The Committee serves as an advisory body on questions related to the pandemic, including but not limited to the resumption and suspension of face-to-face instruction and residential living. In addition, the Committee has developed the campus guidelines informed by federal, state, and local authorities.