Stay Safe: Medaille College Operations Through COVID-19 Pandemic

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Stay Safe: Medaille College Operations Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay Safe - COVID-19 Related Information for Medaille Students, Faculty and Staff
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$25 citations will be issued to those who do not follow College policies for COVID-19 safety and wellness requirements. Medaille College requires face masks or face coverings for all students, faculty, staff and visitors while on campus, in the presence of others, in public settings, indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.

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Fall 2021 Plans

*Updated August 13, 2021

Medaille's Stay Safe plan meets the Erie County Health Department guidelines, and will serve as Medaille College’s guide for on-campus operations on the Buffalo and Rochester campuses for the fall 2021 semester. The plan remains subject to change due to new information received from public health and government authorities, and all decisions will be made in adherence to federal, state and county regulations, mandates and health guidelines.

We will regularly update this page with new information as more details emerge, so please visit it often.

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Medaille College President Dr. Kenneth M. Macur

We are very excited to welcome you back for the fall 2021 semester! We have all the things necessary to make your stay at Medaille College safe and healthy.

Medaille College President Dr. Ken Macur

Overview

*Updated August 13, 2021

Our top priority continues to be preserving the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and their families, while keeping our students on the path to meeting their graduation and career goals.

Medaille College developed this Stay Safe plan with a deep commitment to meeting student needs and the best interests of our surrounding communities. We acknowledge that COVID-19 impacts groups differently, and diligently strive to embrace a response that is inclusive, equitable and effective in supporting everyone in our Medaille family. We are taking every possible precaution to provide for a safe on-campus learning environment, and we are committed to utilizing tactics and equipment that assist us in keeping a rich, personalized education at the forefront at Medaille.

Medaille continues to follow guidance from New York State and officials in Erie County, and our College community has proven that we are capable of delivering our classes and keeping our campus open. Our students, with the support of our faculty and staff, have embraced the importance of mask wearing. Thank you for your continued diligence in this regard.

The continued success of this plan depends on Medaille’s greatest strength: our community. Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors have a responsibility to follow public health and campus protocols at all times. Getting through this global pandemic is a community exercise. As a community of almost two thousand members on the Buffalo campus, two hundred members in the residence halls, and two hundred members on our Rochester campus, we are doing things differently this year, for ourselves, for our loved ones, for others, and for their loved ones. Thank you for doing your part to help your fellow students, faculty and staff be safe and feel safe.

These response plans are dynamic, as needs and standards continue to evolve. Plans reported are subject to change due to any new information received from public health or government authorities.

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Fall 2021 Course Schedules & Class Delivery

*Updated August 13, 2021

All classes return to their regular form of delivery.

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

 

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Campus Health & Safety Protocol

*Updated August 13, 2021

Please complete the following forms if you test positive for COVID-19, have signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or have had close contact with COVID-19:

Rochester Campus

*Updated June 24, 2021

Medaille College Rochester Campus Hours of Operation

Starting on July 6, 2021, the Rochester campus administrative offices will be open to students by appointment only from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Rochester campus, including its library facilities, will be fully open to students during the following times.

  • Monday and Friday by appointment.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 1 - 10 p.m.
  • One weekend per month, based on the times of clinical mental health counseling classes.
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Dining Services

Updated August 13, 2021

Chartwells is the strategic partner to the College for dining services. In collaboration, we will be adhering to the following procedures to align with Erie County Health Department and public health recommendations.

All eating locations, tables and chairs will be regularly wiped down and sterilized.

There will be sanitizing stations placed throughout the Sullivan Center.

Back-of-house cleaning procedures will take place every 30 minutes. The culinary team will clean and sanitize surfaces and high-touch areas.

From 2 to 5 p.m. daily, dining services will be closed, so the Chartwells team can disinfect the entire facility.

Face masks will be worn by all Chartwells staff, delivery personnel, and Medaille students, faculty and staff picking up food.

Chartwells staff will wear gloves at all times when handling food.

Chartwells associates will wash their hands and change their gloves every 30 minutes or less.

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Custodial & Sanitation Services

National Management Resources (NMR) is the strategic partner to the College that manages grounds, facilities, maintenance and housekeeping. On a daily/nightly basis, NMR will be going through the campus to clean and sanitize. The current protocol is each classroom, hallway, bathroom and office is cleaned nightly. All surfaces are wiped down with Virex (a quaternary-based disinfectant proven to kill germs), the garbage taken out and the floor vacuumed. Classrooms and common areas are stocked with hand sanitizer for student and staff use, as well as Performex RTU, a disinfectant cleaner that meets CDC standards for effectiveness against viruses including COVID-19. In addition, all rooms on campus have had a detailed sanitization over the summer, including wiping down all surfaces, carpet extraction and extraction of chairs.

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COVID-19 Testing, Quarantining & Contact Tracing

*Updated August 13, 2021

All students are required to notify the Student Health Center as soon as possible if they are symptomatic, have come into close contact with a positive case or have received a positive test result. Call (716) 880-2112, email healthservices@medaille.edu. Students must complete the respective reporting forms.

 

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Archive of Student Email Communications

*Updated September 7, 2021

Following is a list of email communications sent to all students and all resident students by College administration. See the list below for links to full emails (PDF) containing COVID-related updates and information for the upcoming semester.

Sent to All Students:

Sent to Resident Students

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Important Phone Numbers

Public Safety: (716) 880-2911

Student Development: (716) 880-2224

Academic Advisement Center: (716) 880-2227

Academic Success Center: (716) 880-2214

Athletics: (716) 880-2168

Residence Life: (716) 880-2449

Counseling Center: (716) 880-2339

Student Health Services: (716) 880-2155

Registrar’s Office: (716) 880-2365

Financial Aid: (716) 880-2256

Admissions: (716) 880-2200

IT Help Desk: (716) 880-2282

Student Accounts: (716) 880-2235

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