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Spring 2022 COVID Protocols

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As of April 4, 2022, all restrictions regarding the wearing of COVID-19 facemask will be lifted. Wearing masks continues to be an optional choice for anyone on campus. In addition, social distancing restrictions on campus will be lifted on April 4, 2022. Mandatory testing of students and employees who are exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine has also been discontinued. Classroom configurations will remain in place for the balance of the spring 2022 semester.

Vaccination FAQs

  • Eastern is requiring that all students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in the spring 2022 semester (per CSCU Board of Regents policy).

  • You are considered vaccinated if you are two weeks past the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna or two weeks past the single dose of Johnson & Johnson.

    The University encourages students to get their booster shot as soon as they are eligible. Send vaccination records to covidvax@easternct.edu

Campus Protocols FAQs

  • The last day of mandatory PCR testing of students who are exempt from the vaccine is March 29.

  • Rapid antigen testing will be available for the balance of the semester and is open to students, faculty and staff. Dates and times are as follows:

    • Weeks of March 21 and March 28: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in Winthrop Hall from 5-9 p.m.
    • April 4-May 12: Mondays and Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Starting April 4, 2022, wearing facemasks is no longer required on campus. Social distancing restrictions have also been lifted.

  • The University encourages students to get their booster shot as soon as they are eligible. Send vaccination card to covidvax@easternct.edu.

  • Hurley Hall, the Student Center Food Court and the Daily Press (formerly the Library Café) are all open.

  • There are no domestic travel restrictions for students. Consult the CDC website for guidance on international travel.

  • As of April 4, there will be no guest restrictions for resident students living in on-campus housing.

Employees

  • For people who are unvaccinated or are more than five months out from their second vaccination dose (Pfizer or Moderna) or more than 2 months for the J&J vaccine, and not yet boosted, the CDC recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.  If a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, an exposed person must wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure.  Individuals who have received their booster do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.  It is suggested that individuals who are exposed have a COVID test at day 5 after exposure.   

  • Please monitor for symptoms; should you become symptomatic, you must remain out of work and get tested. You must also email Human Resources at weinbergerma@easternct.edu and/or osubag@easternct.edu to report that you are symptomatic and are remaining out of work until test results are received.

  • If you test positive you must stay out of work, and email the Office of Human Resources at weinbergerma@easternct.edu and/or osubag@easternct.edu for additional information about quarantine periods and returning to campus.

General COVID-19 FAQs

    • Temperature over 100.4° F
    • Unexplained cough/difficulty breathing
    • Unexplained fatigue
    • Body aches and/or headaches
    • Loss of smell/taste
    • Sore throat
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting
    • Congestion and runny nose
    • Regularly screen your own health for COVID-19 symptoms
    • If you exhibit symptoms consult your physician (employees) or Student Health Services (students)
    • Avoid people who are sick, crowded places and close contact with other people
    • Self-quarantine if you know you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
    • Maintain social distancing of at least three feet whenever possible
    • Wear a facemask on campus at all times (indoors and outdoors) except in your dorm room (students), private offices (employees) or when eating/drinking in designated spaces.
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 30 seconds
    • Use hand sanitizer (70%+ alcohol) if you cannot wash your hands
    • Avoid touching your face
    • When coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth using the bend of your elbow and not your hands
  • Contact Cindy Davis, Contract Tracer at davisluc@easternct.edu for further guidance.

  • Contact Sandi Rose-Zak, COVID Care Coordinator at rosezaks@easternct.edu for further guidance.  Upload a copy of the positive test result to Cindy Davis at davisluc@easternct.edu.

    A contract tracer will be in touch with you with further instructions.

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