Thanksgiving Return Update as of November 2
All classes will be moved to a remote learning format after the Thanksgiving break. Students will not return to campus until the end of January 2021 in preparation for spring semester classes beginning on Monday, February 1, as previously communicated. Students should take the time between now and the Thanksgiving break to make arrangements for bringing all necessary items home—as they will not be allowed back on to campus during the break to retrieve any items. Residence Halls will be locked with no access prior to spring move-in; specifics for spring semester move-in and re-entry testing will be provided at a later date. As a reminder, the last day of classes before Thanksgiving break is Tuesday, November 24. The College will credit non-returning student accounts for three weeks of their selected 16-week meal plan to be applied to the student’s Spring 2021 semester bill.
In order to satisfy requirements for degree completion in select programs, a very small percentage of students will be allowed an exception to return to campus after Thanksgiving for the final nine class days and the week of final exams. Re-entry testing for students that are invited to return to campus after Thanksgiving will take place on Monday, November 30, so that test results are received prior to classes resuming. All classes will resume on Wednesday, December 2.
Academic support services including accessibility, advising, coaching, student success, and the Tutoring & Writing Center will also be available remotely to assist students through the last days of classes and final exams. For academic resources and support, please contact email@example.com. The Counseling Center will also remain available for virtual counseling visits. Call 978-232-2106 to make an appointment.
The current COVID-19 testing schedule remains as is through the Thanksgiving break. See details in the “Testing, Contact Tracing, & Health Center” section below.
See the full communication update here.
Please note: The guidelines outlined are based on guidance and directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) related to COVID-19. As this is an ever-changing situation, this web page will be regularly updated to reflect any new changes. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated as we begin our transition back to campus and our new normal.
Student Compact: Required
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, August 24, all students must login to their my.endicott account to review and agree to the Compact by Friday, August 28. 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 August 21. If you have any questions regarding the terms of the compact, please email the Reimagine Endicott Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing, & Health Center - UPDATED 10/23/2020
The goal of testing the Endicott College community is to detect cases of COVID-19 and quickly move individuals who test positive into environments where they can get needed medical attention and prevent the spread of the disease. We will be utilizing PCR testing through the Broad Institute at re-entry to the campus and throughout the semester. All COVID-19 testing, completed on campus will be free of charge to students, faculty, staff, and any visitors approved by College officials.
The PCR testing is the most accurate method currently available for detecting the COVID-19 virus. The test sensitivity is between 80-90% depending on the method of sample collection and the viral load of the individual. We will use the Anterior Nares (AN) collection method using self-collection under observation of a medical professional. PCR tests also have an extremely low false positive rate. The Broad testing laboratory is capable of processing very large numbers of tests daily and we expect a 24-hour return of results.
The testing protocols will be updated based on emerging epidemiological research. We will also continue to follow the research on contact tracing which we are implementing in conjunction with the Public Health Nurse from the Beverly Board of Health.
When the Broad Institute lab runs each test for COVID-19, they check for the virus and the presence of human ribonucleic acid (RNA). This means that if someone did not swab their nose, the test would come back invalid because no human RNA would be found on the sample.
What else happens to your specimen when it arrives at the Broad Institute? Click here to learn more.
- Faculty, staff, and students will continue to receive surveillance tests based upon the frequency of their movement off and on campus. All staff and faculty who are teaching in a classroom will be tested weekly through the month of September, and staff and faculty not teaching in a classroom will be tested every other week. All students will be tested weekly through the first month. Beyond September, we will evaluate the frequency of testing based upon internal and external data, including local and state positivity rates and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
As of September 1, Endicott launched the CoVerified app which is the portal into our COVID-19 community health services. If you are having trouble downloading or signing into the CoVerified app, please submit a ticket to our Information Technology (IT) Department through Freshservice. Everyone in the community must use this app to securely access health systems for the following tasks:
- Completing daily self-attestation symptom reports
- Scheduling testing
- Checking test results
- Displaying health compliance status
- 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.
- The process is safe and takes only a few minutes.
- 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 Care Evolve platform.
- 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. 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.
- Contact tracing of all close contacts 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. The COVID-19 Coordinator will monitor all students in quarantine.
- Meals, personal items, and mental health services will be provided for all students who remain in isolation or quarantine on campus.
COVID-19 Testing Center Hours Starting October 13 | Interfaith Chapel
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.
All students are required to be tested weekly until further advised. 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.
Family Medicine Associates Health Center
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:
- Monday–Friday, call the health center at 978-232-2104.
- Weekends & after hours, call the health center at 978-232-2104. There is an on-call nurse who can help you evaluate your symptoms and discuss your health care and treatment options.
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.
Contact Tracing Communication
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.
What to do if you are contacted by a tracer:
- Understand that they are calling to assess your risk or exposure.
- Be honest and clear about all of your recent interactions with others.
- Talk honestly and openly about any symptoms you may be experiencing.
- Wait for directives from the tracer before taking any actions or sharing information. You may be asked to quarantine, participate in new testing, or isolate.
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 weekly testing. If you have concerns about your health or potential exposure, you should contact the Health Center, Family Medicine Associates, at 978-232-2104.
The Difference Between Quarantine & Isolation
It's important not to be alarmed if you or someone you know is asked to quarantine. 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.
- Starts with last date of potential exposure.
- Does not assume a positive COVID-19 test result.
- Lasts for 14 days depending on the most recent exposure and the criteria used by the contact tracer.
- Students in quarantine are spoken to daily by about their symptoms and are tested to ensure negative results.
- Starts with COVID-19 symptoms and a person feeling ill.
- Presumes a positive COVID-19 test, or begins once a test result has returned positive.
- Lasts at least 10 days after initial symptoms or positive testing result, and must remain in isolation for at least 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
Please note that quarantine lasts four days longer than isolation because it can take up to four days for a positive case to manifest.
How to Treat Other Students Who Are in Quarantine
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.
Residence Halls & Visitors - UPDATED 10/23/20The College made the decision to utilize the Wylie Inn as a residence hall this academic year. The Wylie Inn, along with leased off-campus housing, has allowed us to de-densify the residence halls to accommodate the number of students originally intended. In some cases, groups of students have themselves opted to increase the occupancy of their residence suite, which the College has allowed.
Temporary quarantine and isolation space has been identified, starting with The Village, or "mods," which is why it is unavailable for housing this year.
Single rooms are limited and not available to all students. Students will be placed in residence halls according to the authorized occupancy for each hall. Students who may be in a high-risk category under the CDC guidelines who wish to request a single room as an accommodation, must submit such a request in writing to Endicott’s Center for Accessibility Services and provide appropriate documentation regarding their need for a private room. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and single rooms are not guaranteed.
Current Restrictions for Residence Halls (Updated October 22, 2020)
Effective immediately, only resident students will be allowed in their assigned residence hall. No student or non-student guests are allowed at any time in any residence halls. This was issued as an addendum to the Endicott Student Community Compact and therefore the existing policies and guidelines students originally signed continue to be in effect.
To aid in this enforcement, the Public Safety & Police Department and the Office of Residence Life will step up their patrols and expand the presence of staff at entrances and exits to the buildings. Students who violate this directive will be at risk for disciplinary action up to and including removal from the residence halls.
Wyle Inn & Quarantine Status (Updated October 22, 2020)
There are no current positive cases at the Wyle Inn. The quarantined students on the third floor are there as a precautionary measure as a result of contact tracing. Students were moved to this building in order to provide ample private restrooms. These students are tested frequently, and will be sent to the Mods if they test positive at any point. If this were to happen, they will be escorted through the building in a safe way that will not interfere with the other residents. Additionally, many of the close contacts have opted to quarantine at home, which has in turn prevented overcrowding in the building.
Current residents of the Wyle Inn should not be concerned about walking in the hallways, as CDC guidelines state that one must be within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period to be considered a close contact. As meals are delivered directly to the rooms of those in quarantine, these students will not be out in the hallways. In the event of a fire drill, all Wylie residents will exit to the front of the building and the people in quarantine will exit through the rear door.
All rooms in the Wylie Inn have traditional hotel style HVAC units that operate individually and ventilate directly outside.
Below you will find capacity limits for all styles of living on campus. The occupancy limits below are for other students living in the same residence hall. No student or non-student guests are allowed at any time in any residence halls. As a reminder, all students must wear a cloth mask or face covering, over both the mouth and nose, to enter their residence hall and must not remove it unless entering their own living space.
The total number of students within traditional hall rooms must not exceed two at any given time. The following residence halls are classified as traditional halls:
- Peter Frates
- Wylie Inn
Students within apartments or suites are permitted a limit of 10 total persons in the living space at any given time. The following buildings must abide by these guidelines:
- Myrt Harper Rose
Other Residential Areas
Students residing within Birchmont, Essex House, and Hawthorne Hall a limit of two guests per bedroom at a time. The number of individuals in common spaces (e.g., living rooms, kitchens) must never exceed a total of 10 persons at any given time.
Drop-off & Move-in Requirements
In order to facilitate a safe return for our students, the College has coordinated a process that promotes social distancing and adheres to statewide guidance that requires we test and clear students before move-in.
New and returning students must drop off belongings prior to official move-in date.
- For students currently living 70+ miles away from campus, you are required to book a drop-off time between August 26 and August 28, and you must sign up for a COVID-19 test to be administered immediately after their drop-off time on campus.
- For students currently living fewer than 70 miles away from campus, you are required to book a drop-off time between August 14 and August 23, and participate in the Endicott College testing process to submit a sample for clearance.
- drop off, all new, incoming students will arrive back to campus on August 29 to start their semester.
- After drop off, all returning students will arrive back on August 31 to start their semester.
This scheduled and facilitated visit to campus will reduce the typical move-in congestion, and serve as a way for students to bring their belongings to their assigned room before the official start of the school year.
Students will be allotted a two-hour time frame to drop off their belongings and will be expected to depart from campus directly after, unless they are receiving a COVID-19 test.
Negative COVID-19 test results required prior to arrival.
All students are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result 72 hours prior to their arrival to campus. If you have the ability to receive a test near your home, you may forgo the College testing process by dropping off your belongings as scheduled and then arriving back on August 29 or 31 with a negative test result (taken within 72 hours) in hand.
A small number of students who are unable to return to campus for a facilitated drop-off appointment and do not have access to local testing may be allowed to move-in and quarantine for up to 72 hours or until a negative test is provided. If you require this special consideration, please contact email@example.com to file a request.
As information regarding COVID-19 is updated, we will continue to follow local and state guidelines and communicate frequently to the Endicott community. In this fluid situation, these processes may require updating with little notice. Please continue to check the Returning to Campus website for information and be attentive to your email for all future updates.
Classrooms & Buildings
All classrooms and shared spaces have been reviewed and set up 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 have been installed inside of each classroom to ensure all students and faculty have easy access to disinfect all surfaces, computers, and technology regularly. Other safety measures include the following.
- All faculty will be provided with their own dry erase markers and erasers to lessen the number of shared surfaces.
- While in the classroom or in any common area, masks that fully cover the mouth and nose will be required. Those not willing to wear a mask will be required to leave campus.
- To assist with contact tracing if the need arises, all students will have assigned seating in each classroom. Room templates will be provided to each faculty member to assist in assigning seats.
- Each door handle and other frequent touch points of Endicott’s more than 50 buildings have been coated with a special, anti-microbial coating to help protect surfaces from retaining mold, algae fungi, and other viruses.
- Filter ratings have been increased on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings. HVAC systems have also been set to bring in more outside air and to circulate air in buildings more frequently.
- Drinking fountains will not be operational; however, bottle fill stations will continue to be available.
- All restroom hand dryers in administrative and academic buildings will be turned off and paper towels will be made available.
- Faculty and staff members are asked to disinfect their workspace at the start of every class session; and practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs.
- Academic buildings will be open and operating under normal hours as posted per building. Cleaning of buildings will occur from 11 p.m.–7 a.m. and on weekends.
- Building doors remain closed to allow for effective HVAC air circulation and filtration, and are marked as entrances or exit to help control one-way traffic.
- Hallways are marked as one-way wherever possible with signage and decals indicate traffic flow.
- Every elevator has capacity signage. Sanitizing hands before entering elevator and after leaving elevator is recommended.
- Maximum capacity for common areas has been posted.
- Everyone is expected to follow traffic flows as instructed in hallways, stairs, classrooms, etc., which may mean walking a longer route to the desired location. However, for emergencies, everyone should proceed to the closest exit, regardless of directional arrows.
- Faculty, staff, and students are expected to disinfect shared surfaces and equipment prior to use (computers, counters, copiers, etc.).
- Faculty, staff, and students are asked to follow a “leave no trace” policy and dispose of PPE properly; throw away your own trash including wipes and gloves.
- Decals clearly mark where classroom seats should be (student space) and designated faculty area is marked, allowing for clear distancing. All students will have assigned seating in classrooms. Room templates will be provided to faculty and floor plans are posted on the wall.
- Outdoor classroom space is first come, first served and must adhere to social distance guidelines. Faculty should maintain seating chart for outdoor classes.
- Students should leave class immediately after (no conversations with other students of faculty) to clear the room quickly and efficiently.
- No students can enter a classroom for an upcoming class until the last class fully exits.
- Food and drinks are not allowed in the classrooms.
The deans of our nine schools reviewed all classes. 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.
Food & Dining Options
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.
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.
Sodexo, our dining services partner, launched its “Reopening with Resilience” effort that includes the following:
- Callahan Dining is offering to-go meals available from all stations, during all meals. Customers may simply ask to have their meal packaged for takeout. Items like salads, desserts, and beverages are also available for takeout.
- Callahan Dining is opening earlier for brunch on the weekends starting at 9:30 a.m. and earlier for dinner Friday–Sunday at 4:45 p.m.
- Natural! smoothie station is turning into an express to-go location during lunch and dinner, Monday–Friday. Simple Servings entrée and sides, along with bottled water, dessert, and fruit will be available. Simple Servings is usually our busiest station, so this change allows for a popular food option, as well as a choice for customers with food allergies, to be easily accessible.
- Einstein Bros. Bagels is converting to 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 will offer a continental breakfast, Monday–Friday.
- There will be a designated pick up area for faculty and staff.
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.
AthleticsThe Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its plan to suspend conference competition for the Fall 2020 semester. However, this decision does not preclude individual institutions, such as Endicott from scheduling some athletic competition. This means that all varsity and club sports will be evaluated with COVID-19 safety protocols as our top priority, and student-athletes may have the opportunity to participate in competitions including games and scrimmages not under the umbrella of the CCC.
All student-athletes will still be provided athletic opportunities, including strength and conditioning training, practices, and team-related activities. With improved public health conditions and relevant National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidance, we hope to begin winter sports athletic competition as early as January 1, 2021. Spring sports currently remain on schedule as planned, with the exception of canceling their non-traditional fall play date. In addition, should NCAA legislation permit fall sports teams to conduct athletic activities and competition in the Spring 2021 semester, CCC schedules and championships may be adjusted accordingly.
According to the CDC, there are certain medical conditions that can place an individual at a greater risk for severe illness if they contract the virus. A few examples of these medical conditions include: cancer, COPD, asthma, obesity, sickle cell disease, diabetes, and certain heart conditions. If you have any of these medical conditions, please contact Head Athletic Trainer Abbey Cahill firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your arrival on campus.
Any updates to our 2020–21 athletics plan will be shared with the members of our community as decisions are made. Communication on check-in and move-in dates, facility usage, eligibility questions, etc., will be sent to student-athletes as details are confirmed. Specific questions regarding the Endicott College Fall Athletics Plan should be directed to individual coaches or to the Assistant Vice President & Athletics Director at email@example.com or 978-232-2440.
More information including practice, facilities, eligibility, and more will be available on ecgulls.com.
Diane M. Halle Library
The Diane M. Halle Library has been working hard to ensure students feel comfortable utilizing its services upon their return to campus this fall. The following safety measures have already been implemented:
- The Halle Library has a maximum human occupancy rating of 142 persons. Approximately 83 seats have been designated for patron seating based on safe social distancing, putting the occupancy well below max capacity.
- Only Endicott students, faculty, and staff will be allowed inside the Halle Library during the Fall Semester to minimize occupancy.
- Decals have been installed to clearly indicate proper social distancing/seating and foot traffic direction.
- Sneeze guards have been installed at the circulation and reference desks for added safety and hygiene.
- Filter ratings have been increased on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. HVAC systems have also been set to bring in more outside air and to circulate air in the library more frequently.
- All computer workstations and printers have been spaced out to safe social distancing parameters.
- Plastic keyboard covers have been ordered for all publicly accessible computers, allowing them to be easily cleaned with disinfecting wipes.
- Library users can identify books using the online catalog and library staff will enter the stacks to pull the books for them—a premium of convenience and safety.
- Handled books, including interlibrary loan transfers, will be quarantined for three days before they are returned to shelving, per Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) safety recommendations.
- The Halle Library will not be circulating physical course reserve books during the Fall 2020 Semester. The library can pursue digital copies, if needed—though this will not always be an option. Another course of action would be to select alternative readings for the semester.
- Reference librarians are cleared to make classroom visits since everyone in the classrooms will be COVID-19 tested.
- Desk coverage in the library will be staggered to maintain a presence while also maintaining safe social distancing. Virtual reference consultations, as well as in-person consultation, will take place while maintaining safe social distancing and using masks.
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.
Fitness & Mail Room
Post Sport Science & Fitness Center Opening Date
We are excited to reopen the Post Sport Science & Fitness Center on Monday, August 10. We want to make you aware of some changes due to the current pandemic. The Post Center hours will vary in August, but when the students return we will operate 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 webpage. 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 school year 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.
Mail & Copy Center
Students will only be permitted to access the mail center during an assigned time. During the assigned time, students may check their mailbox and pick up packages. Packages can only be picked up once a student has received an email notification from the Endicott Mail Center. A notification from a sender such as Amazon does not mean a package is ready for pick up. Packages can take 24–48 hours to process.
Social DistancingEveryone on campus should maintain a minimum of six feet of distance from one another to the greatest extent possible and wear a mask or face covering if in a public place. Endicott has purchased washable, branded masks for faculty, staff, and students. Students will receive their mask upon their return to campus.
Masks & Face Coverings
As we return to campus, everyone must wear a mask or face covering when in the presence of others. The College will provide a disposable mask if one is needed. Masks or face coverings must completely cover the mouth and nose. If you choose to wear a reusable face mask or covering, remember to wash it frequently.
When you are in your dorm room (with or without your roommates), you do not need to wear a mask, but should practice social distancing if roommates are present. When in an enclosed private workspace alone, you do not need to wear a mask or face covering. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing your mask, and wash your hands immediately before and after removal.
Wear Your Face Covering Correctly
- Wash your hands before putting on your face covering.
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
- Make sure you can breathe easily.
See CDC guidelines on how to wear a mask.
In order to reduce the risk of transmission, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stations will be provided in classrooms and locations, as needed, including: gloves, masks, wipes, and hand sanitizer.
Physical Plant has been busy applying anti-microbial coating to all door handles across campus including offices, classrooms, bathrooms, entryways, residence halls, etc. All high touch areas will be cleaned and sanitized regularly, no less than daily, by Physical Plant using EPA registered products.
Please be mindful of the number of people in a common area and whether or not you can maintain an appropriate social distance. After using a common area, please be sure to utilize the provided sanitizing wipes and wash your hands.
In addition, to help our community stay safe, it’s important to make these behaviors part of your daily routine:
- Maintain good social distance (at least 6 feet).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Wear a cloth face covering or mask in shared spaces at all times while on campus.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Stay in your room when you feel sick.
Cleaning Your Personal Items & SpaceEndicott has purchased 10,000 pairs of gloves to keep our Physical Plant department safe as they work to clean and sanitize the campus more frequently. Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs. Dirty surfaces can be cleaned with soap and water prior to disinfection.
Campus SignageSafety is the College’s top priority as we plan a return to campus. Our “Protect the Flock” messaging campaign is well underway and includes directional, distancing, and informational signage 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).
Self-Administered Wellness CheckIt’s critical that we work together to ensure each other’s health and safety. You should bring a thermometer with you when you return to campus and check your temperature daily to monitor for any symptoms. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, do not report to class. Instead, contact the Health Center.
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:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. Keep in mind that it is the responsibility of each student to monitor their own health. If you are feeling ill or are experiencing symptoms of an illness, please contact the Health Center immediately and do not go to class. The Health Center can only be accessed from the exterior entrance of the lower level of the Callahan Center.
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, who is being tested for COVID-19, or who has concerning symptoms, you should stay in your room and notify the Health Center for the purpose of contact tracing. Physical Plant has a specific protocol to properly clean areas suspected of infection with COVID-19 and will enact this as needed.
Endicott College will be using the Coverified app to conduct a daily monitor of COVID-19 symptoms amongst the students, faculty, and staff. Anyone presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 will 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.
The College is also implementing asymptomatic surveillance testing on campus and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols related to positive COVID-19 tests. James T. Daley, the Interim COVID-19 Coordinator, is working with the Beverly Board of Health on reporting and monitoring of positive cases and tracing contacts. The College has hired three qualified nurses who will assist in contact tracing on campus.
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 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
- School needs: computers, textbooks, notebooks
- Bed linens
- Thermometer for monitoring daily temperature
- Purell, face mask, gloves, & tissues
- Cold medicines
- Throat lozenges
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 14 days 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.
Vehicle Registration Information
Vehicle registration for the Fall 2020 semester will begin on August 3, 2020. All students who are eligible for a parking decal must pre-register online at endicott.edu/trafficoffice.
Once registered, your decal will be available for pick-up from the Mail & Copy Center, usually within 1–2 business days. You will receive an email from the Mail & Copy Center informing you that you have a package. You will then proceed to the Mail & Copy Center during one of your assigned mail center visitation times to pick up your parking decal.
Commuter students or students who do not have a mailbox on campus will receive their decal at the address on file with the College.
All students who will be using a vehicle registered outside of Massachusetts, whether a resident or a commuter student, are required by Massachusetts law to submit a Nonresident Student Driver Statement. This fillable PDF form is also located at endicott.edu/trafficoffice. Once completed, email the form to email@example.com, fax to 978-232-5226, or drop it off at the Parking Office located within the Public Safety Center.
For registering a vehicle on campus, please:
- Visit endicott.edu/trafficoffice and click on the vehicle registration form;
- Log in with your MyEndicott information;
- Enter your vehicle information and submit.
If, at some point, you need to register a different vehicle, you will need to deactivate the initial vehicle to register a new one.
Please contact the Public Safety Traffic Office at 978-232-2227 or on-campus extension 2227 with any questions.
Contact & Resources
Endicott is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for all students. Please use the following resources for support needed during this time.
Reimagine Endicott Task Force
Reach out to Task Force members with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of members of the Reimagine Endicott Task Force and sub-task forces, visit the Returning to Campus main page.
COVID-19 Second Wave ConsiderationsThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal government will provide guidelines in the event of a second wave and the College will make decisions according to those guidelines. A model of spread scenarios on campus is being developed.