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Key Points - Spring 2022

Cabrini University requires all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated, including a booster for COVID-19. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Campus Protocols pages on the vaccination requirement, available at cabrini.edu/COVIDvax.

These unprecedented times call for the entire Cabrini community to work together to ensure that we offer you, our students, a truly Cabrinian educational experience. We expect all Cabrini community members to follow the guidelines to the fullest extent possible to maintain a safe and productive environment for all.

These guidelines are in place for all individuals at all times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that even asymptomatic individuals may spread the disease before they know they are sick.

calendarKey Points Regarding the Academic Calendar and Modality

Classes began on January 18, and, at this time, all holidays and breaks will be honored as scheduled as per the Academic Calendar. A handful of alternative course modalities are available. Course modalities being offered are listed on the Term Master Schedule (TMS).

The information currently listed in the TMS, such as classroom location, is subject to change. Please continue to monitor the TMS and your Cabrini email for communication and announcements from the Registrar’s Office or from faculty regarding potential changes.

Face MasksHealth and Safety Guidance

Please see our Health and Safety Guidance for more detailed information, but in general, we expect all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to follow appropriate personal safety practices, including but not limited to:

  • Face Masks: Cabrini shifted to a mask-optional approach on March 2, 2022. CDC mask guidance remains in place for specific circumstances, including those related to quarantine and isolation situations. For those who are required to or choose to wear a mask, please see our guidance on Face Mask Wear and Care for more, including what types of face masks are appropriate.

  • We recognize that each person's comfort level and circumstance differ, and if you choose to continue to wear your mask on campus, please know that your decision to remain masked is supported by our community.
  • Handwashing: Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. 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.

thermometerSymptom Monitoring 

We encourage everyone to perform daily health screenings at home for infectious illnesses, including COVID-19. Take your temperature and take note of any other symptoms indicative of COVID-19 prior to daily campus arrival and/or class or common area attendance. Stay home or in your residence hall room if your temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher or if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms (see below). All students should notify Public Safety (610.902.8111) who will then alert the appropriate staff for follow-up. Students should alert your professors of your absence from class and arrange for alternate attendance and/or work completion. Throughout summer 2022, employees should notify Human Resources if symptoms begin or if exposure occurs. HR staff will follow up with instructions and guidance on next steps. Please include your mobile phone number to enable staff to appropriately follow up with you. Employees should also alert your supervisor regarding any changed to your schedule. (While Health Services is closed for the summer, healthservices@cabrini.edu will continue to be monitored.) 

Continue to monitor your symptoms and reach out to Health Services or to your doctor as warranted.

You should be symptom-free before returning to campus, attending class, or visiting other common areas or campus buildings. The Director of Health Services will release all students and employees from either quarantine or isolation; no one should return to campus without this communicated release. Please visit our Quarantine and Isolation Guidance for more.

 

feverSymptoms Indicative of COVID-19

Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Chills
Fatigue
Repeated shaking with chills
Runny nose or new sinus congestion
Muscle pain
Headache
Sore throat
Unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms
New loss of taste or smell

This list is not inclusive of all COVID-19 symptoms. For a full list of symptoms, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 symptoms page.

Quarantine and Isolation Expectation and Guidelines

Based on guidelines established by the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health, Cabrini has established quarantine and isolation procedures for those who have been exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 or who receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. 

Exposure is qualified as being within six feet of a person for a period of time of 15 minutes or longer within a 24-hour time frame, with or without wearing a mask. 

Please visit our Quarantine and Isolation Guidance for more.