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Key Points to Returning to Campus (Fall 2021)

In anticipation of an in-person fall 2021, 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.

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.

Vaccination Requirement

In anticipation of an in-person fall 2021, 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.

calendarKey Points Regarding the Academic Calendar and Modality

Cabrini University is offering a return to in-person learning for the fall 2021 semester. A handful of alternative course modalities are available. Course modalities being offered are listed on the Term Master Schedule.

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.

Classes begin on August 30, and, at this time, all holidays and breaks will be honored as scheduled as per the Academic Calendar.

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: In adherence with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, masks covering the mouth and nose are required of all persons when in non-private indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. 

    Please see our guidance on Face Mask Wear and Care for more, including what types of face masks are appropriate.

  • 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). Resident students should notify Public Safety (610.902.8111); all students should notify Health Services (healthservices@cabrini.edu, 610.902.8400) and alert your professors of your absence from class and arrange for alternate attendance and/or work completion. Employees should notify Human Resources (humanresources@cabrini.edu, 610.902.8760) and alert your supervisor regarding any changes to your schedule. 

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. Please visit our Quarantine and Isolation Guidance for more.

Cabrini has established a process to send a daily email to all community members reminding them to perform this symptom monitoring requirement.

feverSymptoms Indicative of COVID-19

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Repeated shaking with chills
Runny nose or new sinus congestion
Muscle pain
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 note, as per the CDC guidelines, vaccinated individuals DO NOT have to quarantine following exposure. Should a vaccinated individual test positive for COVID-19, isolation procedures should be followed accordingly.

Please visit our Quarantine and Isolation Guidance for more.

Testing Requirements

We continue to assess what mitigation measures might remain in place in the fall semester, including how testing requirements will be adjusted. Although we expect that unvaccinated individuals will be required to be tested, we will have more information and details shortly. 

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