Health and Safety Guidance
These guidelines are in place for all individuals at all times, not just if you become sick or are diagnosed with COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that even asymptomatic individuals may spread the disease before they know they are sick.
Cabrini University is requiring all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated by August 15, 2021. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Campus Protocols pages on the vaccination requirement, available at cabrini.edu/COVIDvax.
Personal Safety Practices
Adherence to personal safety practices protects you and others. We expect all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to follow these practices to the fullest extent possible to maintain a safe and productive environment for all.
Everyone in an indoor setting is required to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose. It is good practice to maintain six feet of distance, when possible, to protect yourself and others against the spread of COVID-19.
Please see our guidance on Face Mask Wear and Care for more, including what types of face masks are appropriate.
Masks continue to be available in Cabrini’s Campus Store and at cabrinishop.com.
You do not have to wear a mask when you are:
- Alone or with your roommate in a confined room such as your residence hall room (all persons, including those living there, should wear a mask when any visitor is present) or, for employees, your office (this does not include shared environments/offices)
- Alone in your personal vehicle
- Actively eating or drinking (masks should be worn when you are getting your food/drinks and as soon as you have finished eating)
- Lecturing (face shields must be worn while actively lecturing without a mask)
If you are unvaccinated and a health issue prevents you from wearing a mask, please contact Health Services (email@example.com, 610.902.8400).
Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face, and always before eating and after using the restroom. If you cannot wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol. Cabrini has installed additional hand sanitizing stations for your use throughout campus.
According to the CDC, wearing gloves isn’t necessary to reduce the spread of the disease. Gloves are usually included in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare workers and others in high-risk areas rather than the general public.
Goggles and face shields aren’t necessary for general activity on campus. According to the CDC, the most effective means of protecting yourself from infection are handwashing, mask wearing, and physical distancing.
Enhanced cleaning and sanitation efforts will continue through the arrival of employees and students. The CSI staff has been conducting appropriate disinfecting procedures throughout campus at increased frequencies. Residence hall rooms will have been thoroughly disinfected prior to Move-In. High-touch areas such as entryways, exits, and public bathrooms will be cleaned frequently. Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout buildings in high-traffic areas for use as needed. Additional signage, floor markings to support appropriate social distancing, and acrylic shields at counter service desks have also been installed to promote best practices and adherence to guidelines.
Classrooms will be thoroughly disinfected to start each day, and cleaning materials will be provided for sanitizing throughout the day and between uses.
Always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or the crook of your arm and wash your hands for 20 seconds afterward.
Mental and Emotional Well-Being
Taking care of your mental health is especially important during uncertain times.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Please see Counseling and Psychological Services’ COVID Care page for staff and student resources in the areas of:
- General Mental Health and Wellness
- Anxiety, Worry, and Stress
- Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise
- Staying Connected
- Substance Use
- Time Management and Motivation
- Help Lines
We encourage you to use the mental health resources available to you via your personal doctors, your health insurance, and/or the University’s CaPS services. Students who wish to consult with a professional staff member at CaPS or need a referral, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.902.8561.
Cabrini also provides the FirstCall Employee Assistance Program for employees' non-emergency mental health needs. FirstCall provides confidential and comprehensive services, including free, confidential VideoCounseling available 24/7, to employees and their families. To access FirstCall’s VideoCounseling, call 800.382.2377.