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Current Operational Level: Yellow

Operational Levels and Safety Protocols

COVID-19 Resources

We all have a role to play in keeping the Fisher community healthy and safe.

Whether it involves wearing a mask, cleaning your workspace, or good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, there are steps we can each take to keep all Cardinals in the nest!

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Requirement

    Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine booster dose. Photo by Parang Mehta

    The College has implemented a booster requirement for all students and employees. Students and employees who are currently eligible to receive the booster must provide proper documentation no later than January 24 or within 30 days of their eligibility. Schedule a booster appointment during our next campus clinic on February 2.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    COVID-19 vaccine vials

    St. John Fisher College implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all students and employees, as well as temporary workers and independent contractors, for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
  • Updated Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

    Students on campus wearing masks.

    St. John Fisher College is following the newly updated quarantine and isolation guidelines issued by the Monroe County Department of Health.

    MCDOH Guidelines

Latest Campus Communication

An archive of earlier messages to employees, students, and families related to the impact of COVID-19 on our campus can be found on the Campus Communications Page.

Weekly Update: Current Campus Impact (01/18/2022)

Current Campus Impact

New Cases in the last 7-Day Period (1/10/22-1/16/22): 41

This information is updated weekly on the website.


Current Operational Level

Current Operational Level: Yellow

For details about each level, and the protocols within each, visit the Operational Levels page.


Change in Contact Tracing Protocol

Last week, New York state and Monroe County health officials announced an end to widespread contact tracing. The change has also prompted a change to the on-campus tracing process.

While the Office of Safety and Security will continue to work with students who test positive for COVID-19, they will no longer trace the contacts of positive students or employees. Positive students and employees will now have the obligation to inform their contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID.


Booster Requirement

As a reminder, students and employees who are currently eligible to receive the booster must provide proper documentation no later than January 24 or within 30 days of their eligibility. Students should submit via the Patient Portal, and employees should email a photo of their booster vaccine card to humanresources@sjfc.edu. For more information about the requirement, visit the COVID-19 Resources website.


Campus Booster Clinics

The next booster clinic – open to employees and students – will be held this week. You may obtain a booster that differs from your original series.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – Hosted by Wegmans
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center Fieldhouse
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Vaccine administered: Moderna
Appointments are required.

You can schedule an appointment for either clinic by visiting the COVID-19 Resources Website, booster requirement page.


Reminder: Food Policies

Please note a short-term pause on the following:

  • Eating and drinking in classrooms and during business meetings is not permitted until further notice.
  • Food will not be permitted at student club and organization meetings and events until further notice.

KN95 Mask Availability

The College received its first shipment of KN95 masks and masks are being distributed today. Departments will receive a supply for employees, and residence halls will receive a supply for residential students. Masks will also be made available in central, high-traffic locations around campus including Safety and Security, Lavery Library, and dining locations for members of the community who would like one.


Thank you for your continuing attention to this guidance and your cooperation in helping to keep our community safe.

COVID-19 Spring Semester Update: Contact Tracing (01/14/2022)

This week, New York state and Monroe County health officials announced an end to widespread contact tracing. The change has also prompted a change to the on-campus tracing process.

While the Office of Safety and Security will continue to work with students who test positive for COVID-19, they will no longer trace the positive student’s contacts. The positive student will now have the obligation to inform their contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID.

Identifying a Contact:

If you have symptoms: A contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from you for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period 48 hours before your symptoms started.

If you don’t have symptoms: A contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from you for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period in the 48 hours before your positive test.

Information for Contacts:

If you have been exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19 and you are:

  • Fully vaccinated and boosted
  • Fully vaccinated and not yet eligible for booster
  • Confirmed COVID-19 positive in the past 90 days
    • No quarantine is required, but you should wear a well-fitting mask when around others for 10 days starting with the date of your last exposure. 
    • If symptoms appear, contact the Health and Wellness Center (585-385-8280), Timely Care, your local urgent care, your medical provider, or take a home test. If you are positive, follow the instructions below.

If you have been exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19 and you are:

  • NOT fully vaccinated and boosted
  • Fully vaccinated and eligible for a booster but NOT yet boosted
    • Please contact Safety and Security (585-385-8025) to identify yourself as a contact.
    • You will need to quarantine for 5 days.
    • Once it is reported, you will be flagged in the FisherLink system to alert your professors, coaches, advisors, and others in your support system that you will be missing class through the quarantine period. That group is then notified again once the flag is cleared.

For students who are positive:

As cases continue to rise in our community, we want to remind you of what to do if you have a positive COVID-19 test.

If you test positive:

  • Report your test result to the College by uploading a PDF or photo of the test result, along with your full name, date of birth, SJFC ID number, and date/time that the test was completed to the Patient Portal and call Safety and Security (585-385-8025).
  • Once it is reported, you will be flagged in the FisherLink system to alert your professors, coaches, advisors, and others in your support system that you will be missing class through the isolation period. That group is then notified again once the flag is cleared.
  • The isolation period is generally 5 days, but depends on your symptom presentation. The Health and Wellness Center will help you through this process.
  • If you live on campus, you are required to provide a negative test before being released from isolation.
  • If you have a positive home test, you must report it to Monroe County: https://healthcalls.monroecounty.gov/isoreq

Thank you for your continuing cooperation.


Important Dates to Know

Spring 2022 Academic Calendar Information

For spring 2022 semester planning, here are important dates to know:

Spring Academic Calendar

  • First Day of Classes – Monday, January 10
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes) – Monday, January 17
  • Spring Break – Sunday, March 6 - Sunday, March 13
  • Easter Break – Thursday, April 13 - Sunday, April 17
  • Last Day of Classes – Friday, April 22 (Saturday classes meet on Saturday, April 23 with final exams on Saturday, April 30)
  • Final Exams - Monday, April 25 - Saturday, April 30

 

Full Academic Calendar

Additional Resources

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