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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Pandemic Response Team would like to share President Dlugos' message of condolence to one of our fellow institutions of Mercy higher education, Mount Mercy College. They lost one of their beloved students to COVID-19 this week. Please keep their community in your prayers, and let's remain vigilant as this pandemic continues to affect all [...]
Hi SJC! Just a reminder that we're still masking up in ALL public indoor spaces on campus - and that includes residence and academic building hallways. We've seen some slippage in these areas lately... literally. Masks seem to be sliding down noses, and even under chins. But lipguards and chinstraps won't stop COVID. So let's [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
One quick update today: We will not be using the anonymous COVID tip line this semester.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to classrooms, labs, residence halls, athletic competition, the lakefront, and all your favorite spaces and places at SJC! Here are the latest updates from the Pandemic Response Team on the protocols that will help keep Saint Joe’s safe and healthy over the next few weeks: All residential students [...]