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Georgian Court University is monitoring COVID-19 case trends. Vaccines are mandatory, and boosters are required for all students as of Fall 2022. The university will lift the limits on in-person meetings and will return to a mask-optional policy on Monday, June 6, 2022. Students are reminded that under the mask-optional policy, faculty may require masking during class sessions. Please continue to keep a mask with you at all times.

Please see the updated Fall 2022 Policy for Students for more details.

Please regularly check GCU e-mails and https://georgian.edu/health-services/coronavirus/ for the most up-to-date information.

Campus Health & Safety

Aerial view of GCU campus

Prevent the spread of illness.
If you are not feeling well:

  • Resident students should remain in their room and call the Office of Health Services at 732-987-2756 or their primary medical provider.
  • Commuter students are asked to stay home and call their primary medical provider and the Office of Health Services at 732-987-2756.
  • Staff and faculty are asked to stay home and call their primary medical provider.

Masks

The mask requirement for most indoor settings on the GCU campus was initially lifted on April 1.  However, face coverings may be required indoors if the number of cases rise. This policy is subject to change; please consult the Latest COVID-19 Updates section of the GCU COVID-19 web page for the most up-to-date guidance. Even if masks are not required campus-wide, faculty and staff may determine whether masks should be worn in individual classes or offices; if a professor or staff member asks for face coverings, please comply. All members of the GCU community may request that others wear a mask during meetings or other activities. Complying is a sign of respect consistent with our commitment to always consider each other.

Surgical and KN95 masks remain available in building offices, should you need one.
Masks may still be required for certain academic programs and lab experiences, as well as nursing clinicals. Please respect the guidance of faculty and university partners where applicable.

Vaccination

All GCU students will be required to be up to date with the COVID-19 vaccine shot. According to the CDC, “You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible.” Booster shots are required as of Fall 2022.

GCU faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Studies have shown that “the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19.”

Students

While religious and medical exemptions still apply, our goal is to protect the campus community from the virus and any variants.

  • Resident students must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, with records submitted to the Office of Health Services no later than five business days before check-in. Resident students who are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccination shots and/or who have not submitted vaccination records to Health Services will not be permitted to check-in.
  • Commuter students must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination and vaccination records submitted to the Office of Health Services by the first day of classes. Commuter students, both undergraduate and graduate, who do not comply will be placed on a health hold.

Student health records can be submitted electronically through the student portal or students can scan/photograph vaccination records and e-mail them to the Office of Health Services at urnygufreivprf@trbetvna.rqh.

Employees
Proof of vaccination or submission of weekly COVID-19 tests is required for all employees. A copy of your CDC vaccination card should be shared with the Office of Human Resources, which will keep your information strictly confidential. All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get booster shots and submit proof of such booster to the Office of Human Resources. Faculty and staff directions for submitting proof of vaccination are located here: https://1sikgj46i2w02qt7g02ati3b-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Submitting-Proof-of-COVID-Vaccination.pdf

Those who have not provided proof of vaccination will be assumed to be unvaccinated. Anyone who has been identified as unvaccinated (including those with medical or religious exemptions) or not fully vaccinated will be required to get a weekly PCR test and provide results to the Office of Human Resources every Friday.

Doing Your Part

Staying safe and remaining healthy are shared responsibilities. Reminders of health habits and personal safety—including social distancing where possible—are posted throughout offices, classroom, restrooms, and other spaces.

Students, faculty, and staff should not come to the Georgian Court University campus or any location in which the university conducts classes if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Students should adhere to the updated Fall 2022 Policy for Students.

These screening tools will aid in contact tracing efforts.

Cleaning

The university’s partner Aramark is responsible for cleaning all campus buildings, and has rigorous cleaning protocols that meet or exceed CDC sanitation guidelines.

Ventilation

The university continues to closely monitor building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) guidelines and recommendations.

More questions about COVID-19 and health requirements for GCU community members? Visit our Coronavirus FAQ.

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