Creating a Safe Campus for All
Within each topic below is relevant information for students, faculty, and staff.
Below is the most current information on policies, procedures, and communications regarding Endicott College’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic including expectations and requirements for students, faculty, and staff.
This page will be updated as new information arises. Changes will be flagged by date.
In less than a month, we will welcome students back to campus for the spring semester. In order to provide a safe and distanced return for all, we are stretching COVID-19 testing and on-campus check-ins over three days. Details are provided here. Please read these instructions in their entirety.
If you have any questions, please reach out to COVID-19 Testing Center Project Manager Mark Kulakowski at 978-232-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In order to align the College's efforts with considerations from the Massachusetts Higher Education Working Group, as well as COVID-19 workplace safety rules and requirements instituted under the Governor's Reopening Orders for Phase I and Phase II, Endicott has completed a COVID-19 Higher Education Control plan, available to view here.
It is vital that all students, regardless of degree track, read the Endicott Student Community Compact carefully. This document outlines both safety precautions being taken by the College along with rules and regulations that all students are required to follow.
Beginning Monday, December 21, all students must login to their my.endicott account to review and agree to the Compact by Monday, January 4. If you do not complete this process, you will not be able to move into the residence halls or attend classes. Students under the age of 18 and their parents must read, sign, and agree to the Compact, and were emailed a version of the Compact that includes signature prompts on December 21. If you have any questions regarding the terms of the compact, please email the Reimagine Endicott Task Force at email@example.com.
Within each topic below is relevant information for students, faculty, and staff.
We are working with the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) on a path for spring athletics and will post an update here when available.
Specific questions regarding Endicott College Athletics should be directed to individual coaches or to Dr. Brian Wylie, Assistant Vice President & Athletics Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-232-2440.
The Post Center hours are Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. The Fitness Center will be open for 75 minute time slots that MUST be reserved via our new web page. All members using the weight room MUST wear a mask. You MUST also wear masks to and from the cardio machines, but will not be required to wear them on the cardio machines as they are properly spaced at 14’.
Lastly, aerobics classes will begin once the semester starts, but will be limited to a maximum of six participants. To participate in a class, reservations MUST be made at postcenter.timetap.com. Classes are designed with 14’ spacing so a mask is not required during the session, but for the safety of all participants, the instructors will wear one.
What else happens to your specimen when it arrives at the Broad Institute? Click here to learn more.
Endicott launched the CoVerified app for the fall semester which is the portal into our COVID-19 community health services. All Endicott COVID-19 Testing Center appointments MUST be made using the CoVerified app. Walk-ins are not allowed.
Everyone in the community MUST use the CoVerified app for the following.
The health information from CoVerified will be available only to you and to medical professionals assigned for oversight in conjunction with the Health Center. It will be used for no other purpose than monitoring your health relative to COVID-19.
If you are having trouble downloading or signing into the CoVerified app, please submit a ticket to our Information Technology (IT) Department through Freshservice.
For students returning on January 28, 29, or 31, please see “Spring 2021 Campus Re-Entry” section above for re-entry testing and check-in requirements. Undergraduate students authorized to return earlier, graduate and Van Loan School students, and faculty/staff received emails specific to their return requirements and re-entry testing dates.
Faculty, staff, and students will receive surveillance tests based upon the frequency of their movement off and on campus.
Monday: 9 a.m.–noon & 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–noon & 1–3 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–noon & 1–3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–noon & 1–6 p.m. Extended hours.
Friday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
You must schedule your test using the CoVerified app. Once you download the app, click on the testing tab to book an appointment. Walk-in appointments are not available and will not be allowed. The daily symptom tracker within the app should also continue to be utilized.
Faculty & Staff Volunteers Needed
One of the things that makes Endicott College special is that our community always chips in to make things happen. With the Testing Center up and running Monday–Friday weekly, we are looking for more volunteers to staff the center.
Reach out to COVID-19 Testing Center Project Manager Mark Kulakowski at 978-232-2337 or email@example.com if you are able to help.
All test results will be communicated to the ordering practitioner, the Interim COVID-19 Coordinator James T. Daley, and the Beverly Board of Health. Negative results will be communicated directly to the individual through the CoVerified app.
Positive results will be communicated through the COVID-19 Coordinator and those testing positive will be asked to stay at home or leave campus immediately to return home. They will follow the isolation policy set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH). They should follow up with their primary care provider regarding symptom checking and health status while in isolation.
Faculty and staff should follow up with their hiring manager and with human resources regarding teaching and work responsibilities while in isolation.
Students who test positive on campus will be notified by the COVID-19 Coordinator of their test results and immediately assisted with isolation protocols which may be to either return home to isolate, or to isolate in the Village modular apartments on campus. Students who cannot return home will be provided campus housing in the Village Apartments and will be monitored by the COVID-19 Coordinator throughout the 10-day or greater isolation. Meals, personal items, and mental health services will be provided for all students who remain in isolation or quarantine on campus.
Students should pack a to-go bag as they will be immediately transitioned home or to the Village apartments for isolation.
The to-go bag should consist of:
Clothing needs for 10 days
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you should not be tested again. COVID-19 Testing Center Project Manager Mark Kulakowski at 978-232-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact tracing of all close contacts of an individual who tested positive will be conducted in collaboration with the Beverly Board of Health and contacts will be informed of the need to quarantine according to CDC and MA DPH guidelines.
Contact tracing has been used for decades by state and local health departments to slow or stop the spread of infectious diseases. You should understand that being called by a tracer only means that they are attempting to evaluate whether or not you meet the criteria to be considered a close contact to someone who has symptoms or is suspected to be positive for COVID-19.
Students who are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case will be contacted by the contact tracing nurse and will be advised on the quarantine protocol. Students may return home to quarantine or they may quarantine on campus. Quarantine is for seven full days with a test on day five, and the COVID-19 Coordinator or contact tracing nurse will remain in contact with the student over that time period to monitor for the development of any symptoms and advise on when they may return to campus. The COVID-19 Coordinator will monitor all students in quarantine.
What to do if you are contacted by a tracer:
What if I am not contacted by a tracer?
Most contact tracing happens fairly quickly. Therefore, if you are not contacted by a tracer, you should continue to go about your life regularly, monitoring your symptoms and participating in testing according to your frequency schedule.
Students, if you have concerns about your health or potential exposure, you should contact the Health Center, Family Medicine Associates, at 978-232-2104.
It's important not to be alarmed if you or someone you know is asked to quarantine during the semester. This is a normal and helpful step in the contact tracing process that helps take preventative steps to halt the potential spread of the disease.
Be sensitive. The inconvenience and stigma associated with quarantine and isolation, or simply the hassle of feeling sick, are all reasons to be sensitive to a person being asked to quarantine or isolate. Please treat your fellow students with empathy and patience if they are asked to quarantine or isolate.
Additionally, every student should follow the directives of the Health Center or contact tracers to protect the campus and comply with the Endicott Student Community Compact. This includes respecting the quarantine directives. Therefore, students not in quarantine should not visit students who are. Additionally, students who are in quarantine who are not in compliance and leave a quarantine space are at risk of disciplinary action up to and including suspension from the College.
For our part—Student Affairs staff members are delivering care packages to students in isolation and quarantine in an attempt to support students through the experience.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported—ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. Keep in mind that it is the responsibility of each employee and student to monitor their own health. All students, faculty, and staff must conduct daily symptom checks using the CoVerified app. See “COVID-19 Testing Requirements & Contact Tracing” section above for more information. You should check your temperature daily to monitor for any symptoms.
Anyone presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 should not report to work or class. Students should immediately contact the Health Center for assessment and testing. Faculty or staff members should contact their primary care provider. Do not go to the Endicott COVID-19 Testing Center if you have symptoms or feel ill.
Faculty, if a student informs you that they are ill, please advise them to stay in their room and immediately contact the Health Center. Then inform the COVID-19 Coordinator at email@example.com.
Safety is the College’s top priority as we plan our second return to campus. Our “Protect the Flock” messaging continues in 2021 with directional, distancing, and informational signage installed in both print and digital formats. We ask that you keep yourself and fellow Gulls safe by following distancing and other guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Per our fall set up, all classrooms and shared spaces will continue to maintain a 6-foot social distance between students, their peers, and faculty members. Personal protection equipment (PPE) stations including sanitizing wipes, masks, and gloves remain inside of each classroom to ensure all students and faculty have easy access to disinfect all surfaces, computers, and technology regularly. All are asked to follow a “leave no trace” policy and dispose of PPE properly; throw away your own trash including wipes and gloves.
We will repeat the fall classroom experience. Based on each classroom space and the maximum number of students possible given the 6-foot social distance requirements, it was determined whether a class can meet as a whole in a seated environment, or if a class needs to be split into smaller groups and taught in a hybrid model. For the hybrid model, the faculty member is in the classroom with a portion of enrolled students, while other students access the course remotely. We have a number of different hybrid models, all of which involve the student in a seated class at some point. Technology has been added to every classroom allowing those students who are sick or quarantining to have access to their classes.
At this point, 95% of more than 1,000 classes will be taught in a traditional seated, hybrid seated, offsite, or traditional remote format; 70% of classes are fully seated in person. Only 71 out of 1,000 classes will be taught remotely.
The Diane M. Halle Library has been working hard to ensure students feel comfortable utilizing its services. The following safety measures have already been implemented:
If you have specific questions related to the Halle Library, please contact Library Director Brian Courtemanche at 978-232-2278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All campus dining options have been outfitted with a tap-pay system, eliminating the need to hand your Gull Card to a dining services employee to be swiped. Where seating is offered, tables will be spaced according to social distance guidelines. Stations that were previously self-serve, will now provide service by a staff member.
If obtaining food from a dining site on campus, it is required that you wear your face mask or covering and follow social distancing recommendations and signage. Remember that communal food sharing has the potential to spread illness so do not share food or drinks. Be sure to wash your hands before eating, and clean and sanitize your food preparation surfaces and high-touch areas.
The dining hall is outfitted with a density counting system that will display the number of people and percentage of capacity currently occupied in each space, alerting students, faculty, and staff if they can enter. See the current density count.
Einstein Bros. Bagels is 100% online ordering only through the Bite app. Orders can be picked up from a tent on the patio just outside the eatery.
Gully’s is offering express lunch and dinner Monday–Friday.
The Lodge will add an express dinner seven nights a week.
The Fountain Café at the Wylie Inn offers a continental breakfast Monday–Friday.
There will be a designated pick up area for faculty and staff.
To ensure availability and access, the College’s Health Center, Family Medicine Associates (FMA), will be staffed Monday–Friday for appointments, and also will have a physician on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address any urgent health care needs.
Students, if you feel ill, or show signs of COVID-19 symptoms, stay in your dorm room and:
This is also the time of regular cold and flu season, so it’s helpful to get medical advice before assuming the worst.
If you need immediate medical attention, call the Public Safety & Police Department. Finally, reach out to your professors, advisor, and dean to let them know your circumstances. It is your responsibility to connect with your faculty and stay on top of your coursework.
Internship Coordinators communicate with students about new internship opportunities as they become available and provide general and individualized guidance on the internship search via email and through one-on-one Zoom meetings. In addition, they can help students develop a personalized search strategy and refine internship materials such as resumes, cover letters, references, LinkedIn profiles, portfolios.
Also, Internship & Career Center Staff are available on a full-time basis throughout the academic year as well as the summer and offer virtual career support for students in several ways:
For INT100/200 you will be able to complete it during the summer of 2021. You also may be able to complete your internship during the fall or spring semester while classes are in session (you should consult with your academic advisor or dean and internship coordinator to discuss this option).
If you deferred your semester internship to spring and are having difficulty securing a site, you should work with your internship coordinator and school dean to make arrangements to complete your academic requirements.
You should continue to look and utilize all the resources available to you. Specifically:
You should follow up with your employer to find out what their plans are for your internship. In some cases, they may change to a remote model depending on decisions that get made at the state level about returning to work. If your internship gets canceled, contact your internship coordinator as soon as possible to discuss alternatives.
If you were unable to complete your internship on site, and you cannot complete the internship remotely, you may be asked to complete an assignment specific to your major to complete the internship requirements in lieu of completing the hours. Your academic program will address this on a case by case basis, but please contact your internship coordinator or department chair directly with specific questions.
You can complete an internship with a family member outside of your immediate family (i.e. family other than your parents, or siblings). If your parent owns the organization, then you will need to report to someone that is not an immediate family member.
While we prefer that you not intern at the same site twice, you may be able to return to a former site if you are able to work in a different department. For a summer job, if you can work with your supervisor to devise an internship that meets the academic requirements, then you should try to do so. Please indicate that you have worked at the site previously within your proposal. In either case, please discuss the details with your internship coordinator so he/she can let you know if it would meet the requirements for an internship.
Yes, if it meets the academic requirements, there is appropriate supervision and structure for learning, and regular feedback from your site supervisors. Please discuss this option with your Internship coordinator.
You can complete both short-term internships over the summer at two different sites. Completing them both at the same site will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please discuss this with your internship coordinator.
This is an uncertain time, but there are still opportunities out there. You may find that your dream company may not be hiring at this time so you will need to align yourself with companies/industries that are hiring. Your plan A job/industry may not be an option but it is a great time to work with an advisor to create a plan B. Get your job search materials up to date and reviewed by the Career Center. Since your interviews will likely be conducted virtually make sure to become a pro and practice interviewing on InterviewStream. When you see a position you are interested in, don’t just apply, but see if you have connections in that organization in order to get higher visibility on your application.
The Internship & Career Center offers numerous resources to help you be successful in your job search. Whether a current student or alumna/ae, as a Gull you have lifelong Internship & Career Center support. We have individual appointments available to help you strategize for your internship, job, and graduate school search. Make appointments through Handshake.
What is it? Online internship & job search platform for EC students & alumni. How can I access it? Go to endicott.joinhandshake.com/login.
What is it? Research is key to a successful job search and interview preparation. How can I access it? Try Glassdoor, LinkedIn, or CareerShift. For access to CareerShift email email@example.com.
What is it? Individual career appointments are available to meet the unique career development needs of students and alumni. How can I access it? Students and alumni can make individual appointments with Internship and Career Center staff through Handshake. We can connect over email, phone, or Zoom.
What are they? Students and alumni can take self-assessments to help identify their strengths, interests, career values, and potential career compatibility.
How can I access them? If you are interested in a career self-assessment, please contact Kate Chroust at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nest: Flash Mentoring Program
What is it? This online networking & mentoring platform connects Endicott alumni and current students. Become a mentor or request one! How can I access it? Go to: thenest.endicott.edu. Contact Kate Chroust at email@example.com with any questions.
What are they? Events include our annual Internship, Co-op & Career Fair on February 23, 2021; industry based events to learn from experts; skill-building career Zoom videos with Q&A from the Internship & Career Center; and virtual networking opportunities. How can I access them? Zoom links will be provided in the events and resources section in Handshake.
What are they? Students & alumni have 24/7 access to career resources that can assist them with all their career-related needs.
How can I access them? Resources and guides can be found by clicking here or at endicott.edu/internships-careers/internship-career-services-resources or on Handshake.
Connect with your contacts in the company and see how they are faring during this time and learn how the pandemic has affected hiring. Once you understand this, you can express your interest in the company and the role. If they are not hiring, you can ask for advice on other companies or contacts that they may know that are hiring. A warm connection is key, especially during this time.
Build your professional brand online. During this time, it is more important than ever to showcase and share your brand. Use LinkedIn University to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and effectively demonstrates your experience, accomplishments, and key industry skills. When reaching out to employers through email or LinkedIn, make sure you use empathy and be patient on their response time. They are adjusting to remote work and uncertainty on start dates and hiring needs. Following companies on social media and being engaged/responding to articles on LinkedIn are other great ways of connecting and reaching out. Select companies and professional organizations to follow on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram that align with your career goals and thoughtfully respond to content to begin to build your brand. Also, be sure to connect with your fellow Gulls. Check out our new online networking and mentoring platform, The Nest. The platform connects current students to alumni. They can share their professional knowledge and guidance for students embarking on their internship and career search.
Upskill! Use free online platforms like Coursera and edX to take classes or gain a certificate in your area of interest. For a list of micro-credentialing opportunities, visit this link.
Keep notes on what you are doing during this pandemic―employers will want to know that you used your time in a valuable way when you look for a job.
A Fifth Year program is a great way to deepen your knowledge and skills, but you should not take the plunge just because you can’t find a job. Make sure the program is a good fit for you and that it makes sense when considering your long-term goals. If you are interested in learning more, Fifth Year programs are listed within each school, and are currently available through the Curtis L. Gerrish School of Business, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Sport Science, and School of Visual & Performing Arts.
See CDC guidelines on how to wear a mask.
In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, students should expect a “no-visitor” policy to be in place at the beginning of the semester. This policy will be reviewed frequently and restrictions may be lifted as the semester continues.
See “Residence Halls & Off-Campus Housing” section above for additional details.