Spring Semester and Your Safety
Marywood University employees should refer to the forthcoming “Workplace Health & Safety Plan for COVID-19,” to be emailed by the Office of Human Resources prior to Christmas break, for specific information and workplace protocols. Additionally, the University is complying with all mandated employee safety training requirements.
All members of the Marywood campus community are required to wear masks in all public spaces and to practice six feet of physical distancing. The University has provided a reusable cloth face mask to every student and employee. Additional masks are available for purchase at the bookstore.
All individuals on campus, both indoors and outdoors, MUST wear a face mask and continue to wear a face mask when in hallways, classrooms, public spaces, common spaces, and during office visits.
Meetings among students, faculty, and staff should be conducted online whenever feasible. If face-to-face meetings are needed, masking and proper physical distancing are required. We are asking everyone affiliated with Marywood University to monitor his or her own health on a daily basis. If you do not feel well, stay home, stay away from others, and seek medical advice if needed. Disinfecting materials have been installed near entrances to all buildings. Disinfecting materials have been installed within each classroom for students and faculty to utilize as needed.
Everyone on campus is required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when indoors. This includes classrooms, public restrooms, open office and common spaces, hallways, meeting rooms, libraries, theaters and other indoor spaces. Face coverings are also required outdoors when six-feet physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Individuals who are unable to wear cloth face coverings due to a medical or behavioral condition or disability may wear an alternate face covering, such as a shield, and maintain a minimum six-foot physical distance at all times.
Deans/department chairs may grant a waiver to this policy for students and faculty in a specific class, if requested by the faculty member and necessary to meet the curricular requirements of the course (e.g., theater, voice, language instruction, etc.). In those classes, a minimum six-foot physical distance must be maintained at all times, in addition to other protocols that may be established by the university.
Students who require accommodations must be registered with Disabilities Resources and contact Disabilities Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org) for next steps.
Employees or campus visitors who require accommodations should contact the Office of Human Resources.
Members of the Marywood University community continue to coordinate efforts to ensure our students, faculty, and staff have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) upon arrival to campus for the spring semester.
Commencement Hooding is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021, and Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021. During the semester, we will observe current state guidance on occupancy limits, physical distancing, safety, hygiene, and related mitigation measures. More information about Commencement events will be shared on the Commencement website as details become available.
Transportation and Travel
University-sponsored travel will be limited in scope and must be pre-approved by the President or her designee. Any pre-approved travel to athletic contests will be day trips only; overnight travel is prohibited.
Study abroad is not approved for the Spring 2021 semester.
As a campus community, we are responsible for others, as well as ourselves, so by practicing safety measures and behaving responsibly in public spaces, we will each do our respective part to ensure the well-being of the entire campus and the surrounding community.
For students, especially those who reside on campus, and for staff members, we encourage you to exercise caution and adhere to the health and safety measures outlined in this document whenever you leave campus for any reason/length of time. This means wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and thorough hand washing/sanitizing. All students, faculty, and staff are expected to adhere to local, state, and federal travel advisories as they relate to COVID-19 testing and quarantine. Be sure to monitor COVID-19 information for Pennsylvania travelers prior to making any travel plans.
It is important to be aware of where you go and how you interact with others, and, when possible, to keep track of persons with whom you’ve interacted or places you have been for the purpose of contact tracing. (See Monitoring Campus section on “Contact Tracing”)
On-campus visits will occur by appointment only, and can be made at marywood.edu/admissions/visit-campus. All visitors must follow guidelines set forth by (but not limited to) the local government, the state of Pennsylvania, and the University, including face coverings and physical distancing.
On November 17, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued new guidelines for visitors traveling to Pennsylvania from other countries and states. Please carefully review these guidelines for the most updated information. Prospective students should monitor their email for pre-appointment screening information, updates, and any additional information about their visit to campus. The situation can quickly change, and appointments may be cancelled by Marywood at any time. Marywood is continuously monitoring the public health situation related to COVID-19. We adhere to all Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC guidelines regarding in-person visits.