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COVID-19 Policy & Procedures

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If you have any questions, please reach out to the lead member of the COVID-19 Response Team, Marlin Nabors at 978-232-2206 or covidvaccine@endicott.edu.

Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • COVID-19 Testing Results

    COVID-19 Positive Test Results - Thursday, October 14 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    *Positive student cases, Wellness & Testing Center: 0
    **Positive student cases, non-PCR/unverified: 0
    ***Positive self-reported employee cases: 1

    COVID-19 Positive Test Results - Thursday, October 7 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    *Positive student cases, Wellness & Testing Center: 1
    **Positive student cases, non-PCR/unverified: 0
    ***Positive self-reported employee cases: 1

    COVID-19 Positive Test Results - Thursday, September 30 - Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    *Positive student cases, Wellness & Testing Center: 5
    **Positive student cases, non-PCR/unverified: 1
    ***Positive self-reported employee cases: 0

    COVID-19 Positive Test Results - Thursday, September 23 - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    *Positive student cases, Wellness & Testing Center: 6
    **Positive student cases, non-PCR/unverified: 3
    ***Positive self-reported employee cases: 3

    COVID-19 Positive Test Results - Thursday, September 16 - Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    *Positive student cases, Wellness & Testing Center: 5
    **Positive student cases, non-PCR/unverified: 0
    ***Positive self-reported employee cases: 0

    *Students who were tested on-campus
    **Students who self-tested, tested off-campus using a PCR test, or tested off-campus using a non-PCR test

    ***Employees who have self-tested, tested off-campus using a PCR test, or tested off-campus using a non-PCR test and reported their results to Human Resources

  • Covid Testing Requirements

    We remain committed to keeping the Endicott community safe as the world still navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. After consultation with local and state health officials, Endicott is now requiring students who have received an exemption from the vaccination mandate to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.  

    Testing will be available starting on Tuesday,  September 7, 2021, from 10 a.m.–noon and 4–6 p.m., and each Tuesday moving forward. Testing will take place in the Lower Callahan Center. No appointment is needed. Results will be available through CareEvolve. We will not be using the Co-Verified app this semester.

    Vaccinated students will not be subject to routine testing. However, there will be a limited number of surveillance tests available for vaccinated students who are concerned about potential exposure.  Weekly, up to 30 vaccinated students looking for surveillance testing based on a potential exposure may also test on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is available each Tuesday in the Lower Callahan from 10 a.m.–noon and 4-6 p.m.

    If students fail to test, they will lose access to vital campus services including Gull Card access, email, MyEndicott and Canvas. Repeated violations of the testing requirement may also result in disciplinary action.  

    Any student who fails to test on Tuesday, or vaccinated students unable to get an on-campus testing slot, can get a PCR test provided by AFC Urgent Care in Beverly.  Although most testing is covered by insurance, testing outside of Endicott may come with a cost to the student. Testing expenses will not be reimbursed by the College. Test results must be sent to covidvaccine@endicott.edu.

    Any test that comes back positive will result in isolation, as described below. Isolation must be completed according to these guidelines. A negative COVID-19 test result will not be accepted to shorten isolation.

    Any student—regardless of vaccination status—who is feeling ill, should stay in their room and contact the Wellness Center at 978-232-2104. Rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for symptomatic students after examination at the Wellness Center.

  • Isolation and Quarantine

    If a faculty or staff member is experiencing symptoms or is aware of a positive test result, they should remain home, consult with their primary care physician and follow up with their supervisor and with human resources regarding teaching and work responsibilities. 

    Students who test positive on campus will be notified of their test results and be asked to immediately travel home to begin isolation. Students should pack a to-go bag as they will be immediately transitioned home or to the Village apartments for isolation.

    Students outside of a drivable distance who cannot return home will be provided isolation housing in the Village Apartments. Meals, personal items, and mental health services will be provided for all students who remain in isolation or quarantine on campus.

    Students should expect to be contacted by the Beverly Board of Health or the local Community Tracing Collaborative to answer questions about potential exposure.  Students are expected to cooperate with the local investigator in their efforts. Students will receive guidance on isolation timelines but can count on at least 10 days of isolation assuming improvement in symptoms.

    If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you will not need to be tested regularly within the 90-day window.

    Faculty will be notified and will provide zoom access to students who are in isolation or quarantine.

  • Close Contacts

    If a student believes they have been a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case—the recommendation is to follow Mass Health and CDC guidance based on vaccination status:

    Unvaccinated students who are identified as a close contact of a positive case will be asked to immediately travel home and quarantine at home for 14 days.  

    Vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact will be asked to wear a mask for 3-5 days and monitor for symptoms. If a student starts to experience symptoms, they should reach out to the Wellness Center for consultation and testing.

  • Wellness Center
    Students who are feeling ill, or showing signs of COVID-19 symptoms, should stay in their residence hall room and call the Health Center at 978-232-2104.  To ensure availability and access, the College’s Wellness Center will be staffed Monday–Friday for appointments. 

    After hours, students experiencing a medical emergency should contact Public Safety at 978-232-1111.  

    For non-emergency medical assistance, students can contact the 24-hour on-call service with the Wellness Center health care provider - Middleton Family Medicine at 978-774-2555. 
     
  • Campus Events and Guests

    While our high vaccination rate positions the Endicott community well over the threshold for herd immunity, we acknowledge there are situations where our population will be interacting with large numbers of the general public on our campus. 

    All large-scale indoor events hosted on campus that are open to the public will require all attendees to wear a mask—regardless of vaccination status. The mask mandate extends to all attendees—including students, faculty, staff, and guests.

    Events that fall into this category include:

    • All indoor athletic competitions that allow spectators. Only those vaccinated student-athletes on the court during competition will be exempt from wearing masks.
    • Indoor concerts, performances, and gallery shows. Vaccinated performers may be exempt from wearing masks.
    • Admission events taking place partially or entirely indoors, including tours, Open House, etc.
    • Lectures and events with external guests
    • Homecoming & Family Weekend
    • La Chanterelle, prior to seating
    • Candidates for open positions interviewing on campus 

    Students and employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear masks when not in their residence hall room or private office. For students, this includes athletic practices and competitions, or any athletic-related activities, rehearsals and performances, classroom and lab instruction, while in dining facilities, or attending any other campus events.

  • Vaccinations and Masking of Athletes
    The Commonwealth Coast Conference will require universal masking for all unvaccinated competitors, team personnel, and officials. All student-athletes and team personnel who are fully vaccinated may compete without restriction. No masks will be required. Student-athletes and team personnel who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks during competition.

    Conference members shall test unvaccinated student-athletes and team personnel a minimum of once per week. Tests may be PCR or rapid.
     
  • Spectators at Athletics Events
    Expectations for spectators differ based on whether the competition takes place at an outdoor or indoor venue. 

    Outdoor Venues:
    Spectators will be permitted in accordance with institutional policies regarding campus visitors.  Mask wearing is required per Endicott College policy and the CDC Guidelines for all those that are unvaccinated.

    Indoor Venues:
    All large-scale indoor events hosted on campus that are open to the public will require all attendees to wear a mask—regardless of vaccination status. The mask mandate extends to all attendees—including students, faculty, staff, and guests. Only those vaccinated student-athletes and officials on the court during competition will be exempt from wearing masks.
     
  • Mask Policy for Students and Employees
    Students and employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear masks when not in their residence hall room or private office. For students, this includes athletic practices and competitions, or any athletic-related activities, rehearsals and performances, classroom and lab instruction, while in dining facilities, or attending any other campus events. 

    With the rise of the highly transmissible delta variant, vaccinated members of the College community should do what they’re comfortable with, including wearing a mask. There is no judgment in mask-wearing. All members of the community should consider having a mask with them at all times.