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Educating the SJC community about monkeypox

The appearance of the monkeypox virus in Maine is an opportunity for the Pandemic Response Team to keep our community informed and educated about this new public health challenge. Like COVID-19 before it, this is another moment that can help us reaffirm our commitment to the spirit of community that is so strong within all of [...]

2022-08-25T12:05:57-04:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Community COVID Update

A few days before Welcome Weekend, the College is seeing a rise in cases of COVID-19 - a trend that we have expected as students, faculty, and staff are returning to campus from their homes and summer vacations. SJC currently has 16 positive cases across our community, including a segment of our Resident Advisor group. [...]

2022-08-23T16:02:58-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Upcoming Safety Protocols at SJC

We're getting into the swing of summer here on campus, and we're passing along the latest COVID-19 guidance for your continued health and safety. Please read the following carefully, and enjoy these warm months while they last! The SJC Pandemic Response Team Welcome Back to Sebago! We are excited to welcome our neighbors in the [...]

2022-08-23T10:14:07-04:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID Vaccine Message for New Students 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements Saint Joseph’s College of Maine prioritizes the health and safety of our entire community - students, faculty, and staff. All members of our community, including any residential or commuter student without a medical exemption, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. What does fully vaccinated mean?  Two Moderna or Pfizer vaccine [...]

2022-05-10T11:43:42-04:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID Update: 10 Days of Mask-Positivity

Happy May, Saint Joseph's College of Maine! Trees are budding. Flowers are opening. Monks are winning. Yes, it's May in Maine - and it's wonderful. Everyone at SJC is ready to celebrate our smart, resilient, wonderful class of 2022. A successful commencement means that our students must be healthy for their big day, and our [...]

2022-05-04T14:08:07-04:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID Update: Boosters + Spring Ceremonies

Just a quick note to let you know that our Health and Wellness Center now has Pfizer vaccine boosters available for all community members eligible for their second COVID booster shot (the fourth shot overall). This population currently includes anyone 50 years or older, and people who are immunocompromised. The eligible age range may expand [...]

2022-04-26T15:25:33-04:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Masks in Class

The Pandemic Response Team met this week to discuss our classroom mask policy. The result: the College will make masking in classrooms optional, and up to the discretion of individual faculty. This step will be in effect immediately. Please take note of the discretionary nature of this new guideline. Some faculty will prefer to maintain [...]

2022-04-20T16:01:26-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

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|