COVID-19 can affect anyone, and the disease can cause symptoms ranging from mild to very severe. There are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from a severe illness from COVID-19. This includes staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccination recommendations, proper handwashing, getting tested if you are feeling ill, and following guidance for what to do when you are exposed or test positive for COVID-19. Find more information on How to Protect Yourself and Others.
- We fully support and expect all employees and students to respect those who choose to continue wearing masks. Mask wearing remains an effective prevention strategy against the spread of the virus and other respiratory diseases. Masks will continue to be made available to students and employees. Please note: no employee has the authority to ask or require the use of masks by others.
- Physical distancing restrictions have been removed in all areas, including classrooms, lounges, cafeterias, and conference rooms.
Information for Those Who Test Positive for COVID-19 and Exposed Individuals
- Employees and students are required to follow current CDC guidance on quarantine and isolation.
- Positive individuals should isolate 5 days from symptom date or test date and wear a mask for 10 days. For more details, please go to Isolation Guidelines for COVID-19 Positive Individuals.
- If you were an exposed to someone with COVID-19 you must mask for 10 days, monitor your symptoms and take a test on day six or if symptoms start. Please find detailed exposure guidelines on What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19.
- Students who are in isolation, should contact their faculty individually for instruction on how to navigate missed classes, similar to other illnesses. If there is difficulty getting in touch with faculty, contact the Dean of Students Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Residential Students should have a plan in the event they are positive for COVID-19. If you are positive and live on campus there will be no residential accommodations for isolation. You must make arrangements for isolating at home.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
- COVID-19 vaccines are no longer mandated for students or employees. However, individuals are encouraged to be vaccinated and to get booster shots.
- We encourage individuals to remain up-to-date with COVID- 19 vaccination recommendations.
- Note: Students in clinical or other practicum/internship sites may be required to be COVID-19 vaccinated or submit to weekly testing based on the rules of those employers. Complying with these requirements is the responsibility of the student and should be discussed with the program directors on campus.
- On-campus vaccination clinics will be scheduled.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Our clinic is available for ages 12 and up.
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Students are encouraged to stay up to date with COVID-19 Vaccines. For more information, please visit CDC - Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters.
- Free at-home tests can be ordered while there are free or low-cost testing sites available throughout Connecticut.
- Students needing testing can also make an appointment with Student Health Services.