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COVID-19 Update: Relaxing Masks and Remote Work

Today we write you with good news. The prevalence of COVID-19 has fallen sharply across Maine and within our community. We are looking at a much different public health landscape than we were even a week ago. Along with steadily dropping case counts and hospitalizations, SJC has reached a 93% booster rate - a remarkably [...]

2022-02-15T11:54:27-05:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID Update: Attending Athletic Contests

The Pandemic Response Team is clarifying our guidelines around allowing fans and spectators at our home athletic events. This discussion arose in response to a question at the recent President’s Forum with faculty and staff. First, we want to encourage all members of our campus community - students, faculty and staff - to attend athletic [...]

2022-01-21T08:48:04-05:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pandemic Response Update: Returning to Campus

We are just over a week from the first day of classes for the spring semester, and it really feels like January here in Standish today. The snow is coming down hard. We hope your break has been healthy and relaxing. The Pandemic Response Team has been busy determining the best ways to bring our [...]

2022-01-14T14:39:48-05:00January 7th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID Update: Boosters Up? Masks Down.

Good news! Saint Joe’s will be lifting our public indoor mask requirement once the community has reached an 85% COVID vaccine booster rate. SJC has been pushing our booster rate steadily higher every day. Thank you all for continuing to protect each other’s health and safety. Let’s get to our 85% goal as fast as [...]

2021-11-19T09:09:35-05:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Booster and Mask Update

A few important COVID-related updates from the Pandemic Response Team: BOOSTER REQUIREMENT: As an institutional setting, everyone in the SJC community is eligible and required to receive a COVID-19 booster six months after your initial vaccine date (or two months for Johnson & Johnson / Janssen). The booster does not need to be the same [...]

2021-11-03T11:50:28-04:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Back in May, when we established the College’s requirement that all non-exempt students, faculty, and staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the possibility of booster shots was on the distant horizon. Full vaccination has meant two Pfizer or Moderna shots, or the single Johnson & Johnson shot, plus two weeks. Now booster shots are much [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:20-04:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

When We Will Mask

The Pandemic Response Team has instituted guidelines for changing public indoor mask mandates on campus, now that our initial 14-day safety window has passed. The College will be using the CDC's County level transmission levels, along with guidance from the Maine CDC. Whenever Cumberland County transmission of COVID-19 is listed as Substantial or High, we [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:20-04:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Reporting Current Active Cases

Good morning! We will be reporting the number of current active cases in our community after our PRT meetings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Active cases will include students, faculty and staff. The number signifies both new cases and those currently in isolation for 10 days. Currently, there are 0 active cases on campus.

2021-10-07T09:59:20-04:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Guidelines for All Visitors to Campus

Hello, SJC! The PRT has established guidelines for all visitors to campus. Currently, visitors may not use the library or the lakefront. These spaces will be reserved for the SJC community for the time being. Visitors to other public indoor spaces - such as Pearson's, Baggot Street, and Alfond Hall - must be vaccinated or [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:21-04:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|