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Campus Communications

An archive of messages to employees, students, and families related to the impact of COVID-19 on our campus.


Latest Campus Communication

Archives of earlier messages to employees, students, and families related to the impact of COVID-19 on our campus can be found below, organized by month. 

Weekly Update: Guest Policies, Campus Conversations: 09/21/2021

Current Campus Impact

New Cases in last 7-day period (9/13/21-9/19/21): 3

This information will be 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.

Face Covering Protocol

As previously shared, in late July, the CDC updated its guidelines and recommended that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Monroe County is still considered an area of high transmission, and the College does require face coverings for all individuals on campus (including students, employees, and visitors) in public indoor spaces. Your face covering must cover your nose and mouth. We will continue to monitor the county transmission rate and adjust this protocol as appropriate.

Visitors on Campus

Visitors are permitted on campus and must follow all COVID-19 policies in the Yellow Operational Level. In terms of the residence halls, currently enrolled Fisher students (residential and commuter) are allowed. Outside guests are not permitted in the residence halls.

At this time, visitors are not required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test.

Ward-Haffey Dining Hall Policy

As a reminder, below are the current Dining Hall COVID-19 Protocols:

  • The Dining Hall is available for students and employees with a Fisher ID. Students may have up to two family members as guests.
  • Any other outside guest is prohibited.
  • At this time, children 12 and under may not be guests in the Dining Hall.

Not feeling well?

STUDENTS: If you are experiencing or think you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, you should not attend class or club activities. Please contact the Health and Wellness Center at (585) 385-8280 or healthcenter@sjfc.edu. If you obtain a test off-campus, you should report any positive results to the Health and Wellness Center.

EMPLOYEES: If you are experiencing or think you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, you should not come to campus and should contact your medical provider. If you obtain a test off-campus, you should report any positive results to the Office of Human Resources.

Campus Conversation Registration Reminder

STUDENTS AND FAMILIES: Join President Rooney for the first of two Campus Conversations this fall for students and families. Members of the Campus COVID-19 Advisory Team will also be available to answer questions. The session begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Registration is now open

EMPLOYEES: Join President Rooney for the first of two Campus Conversations this fall. Members of the Campus COVID-19 Advisory Team will also be available to answer questions. The session begins at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. Registration is now open.

Thank you in advance for your continuing cooperation.

Fall Campus COVID-19 Advisory Team

Eileen Lynd-Balta, Associate Provost, Co-Chair
Lori Dambaugh, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program, Wegmans School of Nursing
Keith DelMonte, Associate Professor and Director of Experiential Education, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Scott Fitch, Fire and Life Safety Officer
Brock Glann, Assistant Director of Safety and Security
Jim Grant, Head Athletic Trainer
Matt Lake ’03, Career and Academic Planning Advisor
Stacy Ledermann, Director of Freshman Admissions
Emma Pyrak ’21, current MBA student
Matha Thornton, Vice President for Student Affairs, Co-Chair
Terri Travaglini, Assistant Dean of Students
Jenna Vinoya ’24, Vice President, Student Government Association

Weekly Update: Current Campus Impact, Operational Level: 09/14/2021

Current Campus Impact

Current Active Cases: 5 (as of September 13, 2021)

Active cases are defined as individuals (students or employees) who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in isolation on- or off-campus. This information will be updated weekly on the website.

Current Operational Level

Current Operational Level: Yellow

The College’s Operational Levels have been revised for the fall semester. For details about each level, and the protocols within each, visit the Operational Levels page.

Questions

If you have a question, you can direct it to a member of the Fall Campus COVID-19 Advisory Team (listed below) or you can submit it using the “Submit A Question” button on the main page of the COVID-19 Resources website.

Thank you in advance for your continuing cooperation.

Fall Campus COVID-19 Advisory Team

Eileen Lynd-Balta, Associate Provost, Co-Chair
Lori Dambaugh, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program, Wegmans School of Nursing
Keith DelMonte, Associate Professor and Director of Experiential Education, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Scott Fitch, Fire and Life Safety Officer
Brock Glann, Assistant Director of Safety and Security
Jim Grant, Head Athletic Trainer
Matt Lake ’03, Career and Academic Planning Advisor
Stacy Ledermann, Director of Freshman Admissions
Emma Pyrak ’21, current MBA student
Matha Thornton, Vice President for Student Affairs, Co-Chair
Terri Travaglini, Assistant Dean of Students
Jenna Vinoya ’24, Vice President, Student Government Association

Weekly Update: Welcome, Current Operational Level, Mask Reminder: 09/07/2021

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all of our returning students! A special welcome to our new first-year, transfer, and graduate students, as well as our new employees.

Each Tuesday, you will receive a Fisher Alert that will include our current COVID-19 Operational Level as well as any pertinent updates or reminders.

Current Operational Level

Current Operational Level: Yellow

The College’s Operational Levels have been revised for the fall semester. For details about each level, and the protocols within each, visit the Operational Levels page.

As a reminder, the College will determine the Operational Level using a number of monitoring methods, including:

  • Number of positive cases on campus
  • Isolation/quarantine capacity on campus
  • Wastewater surveillance
  • Community spread and transmission (Monroe County)

Reminder: Masks Required Indoors

On Aug. 4, Fisher began to require face coverings for all individuals on campus (including students, employees, and visitors) in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status in response to updated CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals in high transmission areas.

Exceptions to the policy include:

  • When a person is outside;
  • When a person is alone in an office or breakroom;
  • When a student is in their residence hall room;
  • When eating and drinking on campus.

Thank you for your cooperation with this requirement.

Have a wonderful, and safe, fall semester.