Spring 2022 COVID-19 Info

The University of New Haven has long prided itself on being prepared for all eventualities – and instilling that mindset in our students. That's why we have been as successful as any institution in protecting our University community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigating the impact of the virus, and continuing to provide a meaningful and rewarding educational experience in and out of the classroom for our students. This is a significant point of pride for the University, and it is a credit to everyone in our community.

CURRENT CAMPUS COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL
Yellow (Intermediate Risk)

New cases are still controlled but indicators suggest increased potential for transmission.
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COVID Dashboard

Testing and positive case statistics are available on the COVID Dashboard, which was last updated on: January 18, 2022. The Dashboard is updated weekly during the fall and spring semesters.

 

Important Notifications
  • Dear Members of the University Community,

    As we prepare for the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester, all student-facing on-campus operations will resume in person beginning on Monday, January 10.

    In order to best protect the health and well-being of our University community amid evidence of a high level of community transmission across Connecticut and around the region, we have made the decision to move to Yellow Alert status.

    We do not anticipate this change in status will impact the scheduled opening of University housing for the Spring 2022 semester or the start of in-person classes on Wednesday, January 19.

    It is important to emphasize that there has been no evidence of COVID-19 transmission in classrooms and other learning spaces on campus, where appropriate face coverings continue to be required.

    Effective, Monday, January 10, the following policies and protocols will be in place while the University is at Yellow Alert status.

    Facilities and Events

    • University facilities, including the Peterson Library, Beckerman Recreation Center, Bartels Hall, the campus center, and all dining locations, as well as University events and athletic contests, will operate at 50 percent capacity.
    • The Peterson Library is instituting a reservation system that will be available on myCharger.

    Student Life

    • Residential students are only permitted in their individual room/suite or in common spaces in their University housing building.
    • Commuters and outside guests are not permitted in University housing.
    • To assist with move in at the start of the semester, residential students will be permitted to have one helper enter a residence hall. The helper must show to a member of the Office of Residential Life staff proof of having received a booster dose.

    University-Sponsored Travel

    • Employee University-sponsored discretionary travel must be approved by an employee’s supervisor and appropriate vice president.
    • Academic-related student travel must be approved by the Provost’s Office, and co-curricular student travel must be approved by the Dean of Students Office.

    Non-University Community Visitors and Guests

    • Indoor visitors and guests are not permitted on campus unless approved in advance by the Dean of Students office or a vice president. Any approved visitor would need to show proof of being vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, to their host.

    Our campus alert status is reviewed on an ongoing basis, and updates will be communicated as necessary.

    New Definition of Fully-Vaccinated

    Effective February 1, all community members who are eligible must receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose and upload documentation to CoVerified in order to be considered fully vaccinated. Individuals not currently eligible to receive a booster, must upload proof of their booster dose within 30 days of becoming eligible to receive a booster.

    Exemptions from the booster dose requirement will only be considered for medical reasons that are documented by a health care provider, subject to review and approval by University-affiliated medical professionals.

    Please note that individuals who have already received a University-approved vaccination exemption do not need to re-apply for an exemption.

    Thank you for your continued cooperation and for being accountable to each other.

    Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MCHES
    Professor and Interim Chair, Dept. of Health Administration & Policy
    COVID-19 Coordinator and COVID Task Force Co-Chair 

    Ronald M. Quagliani, M.S.
    Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Administrative Services
    COVID Task Force Co-Chair

  • Dear Members of the University Community,

    We are looking forward to starting the semester on time and in person later this month. The high COVID-19 vaccination rate in our community positions us well to continue to be able to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our community and our experience as Chargers.

    We are cognizant, though, that the highly contagious nature of the Omicron variant has led to a dramatic increase in COVID cases around the region and across the country. To best protect the health and well-being of our community, and to minimize the impact on those who may contract COVID-19 in the future, we have made the decision to require all students, faculty, and staff (including remote employees, staff, or adjuncts) who are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose by Monday, January 31.

    This does not affect individuals who previously received University-approved vaccination exemptions. You do not need to re-apply for an exemption.

    Booster Dose Eligibility

    Please review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on determining your eligibility for receiving a booster dose.

    • Moderna – Booster dose six months following final vaccine dose
    • Pfizer-BioNTech – Booster dose five months following final vaccine dose (please note this was changed from six months earlier today by the CDC)
    • Janssen (J&J) - Booster dose two months following vaccine

    While we are hopeful we will be able to host an on-campus booster clinic at some point this spring, it is not guaranteed. Those who are eligible for the booster now should not wait. We encourage you to visit vaccines.gov to find a provider near you and get your booster dose as soon as possible, in advance of the January 31 deadline.

    Those eligible to receive a booster who have not uploaded proof of their booster dose to CoVerified by January 31 will be listed as restricted in CoVerified and will not be able to access University facilities or be permitted to be on campus until documentation of a booster dose is accepted.

    What if I am not currently eligible for a booster dose?

    Individuals who are not currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose are required to submit proof of receiving a booster dose within 30 days of becoming eligible in order to be considered fully vaccinated.

    Required arrival COVID-19 test for students without a booster dose

    As a reminder, students whose booster documentation has not been submitted and accepted in CoVerified 24 hours prior to their arrival on campus will be required to have a COVID-19 test upon arriving on campus.

    COVID-19 arrival tests for students will be administered on campus January 13-15 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) and January 17-20 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day). Please see the full schedule lower on this webpage, under the heading "Return to Campus Process for Spring 2022."

    Residential students must get their arrival test before returning to their University housing, and commuter students must get their arrival test before attending their first class.

    Please keep an eye out for a message in the coming days about the health and safety measures that will be in place for the Spring semester. Thank you for your cooperation and continued commitment to protecting the health and well-being of our community.

    Sincerely,

    Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MCHES
    Professor and Interim Chair, Dept. of Health Administration & Policy
    COVID-19 Coordinator and COVID Task Force Co-Chair 

    Ronald M. Quagliani, M.S.
    Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Administrative Services
    COVID Task Force Co-Chair

  • Dear Students,

    Out of an abundance of caution, President Kaplan has instituted a temporary remote work schedule that will be in place from December 22 through January 7. Students who were planning to be on campus during this time for student employment or academic-related activities should connect directly with their supervisor or professor to make arrangements to work or study remotely during this period.

    University facilities, including the Peterson Library, Beckerman Recreation Center, Bartels Hall, the campus center, and all dining locations will be closed during this period. Please note that library services will remain available remotely during this period. Limited campus operations are scheduled to resume Jan. 8. Additional details about campus operations Jan. 8-9 will be shared the week of Jan. 3. Normal campus operations are scheduled to resume on Monday, January 10.

    We would like to emphasize that it does continue to remain safe to be on campus, as evidenced by the very low number of COVID cases we experienced during the fall semester. We are confident that the temporary remote work schedule combined with the comprehensive policies in place will mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our community and best position us to have a successful and healthy start to the Spring 2022 semester.

    We thank you for your commitment throughout the Fall semester and wish you an enjoyable and safe holiday season.

    Sincerely,

    Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MCHES
    Professor and Interim Chair, Dept. of Health Administration & Policy
    COVID-19 Coordinator and COVID Task Force Co-Chair 

         

    Ronald M. Quagliani, M.S.
    Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Administrative Services
    COVID Task Force Co-Chair

  • Dear Students,

    Looking ahead to the start of the Spring 2022 semester, we are sharing the COVID-related policies – and highlighting some new and updated protocols – that will be in place beginning January 16, 2022. Complete policies are listed on the Spring 2022 COVID-19 Information Page.

    All University community members, who have not already, must submit proof of vaccination OR request an exemption from the vaccination requirement by January 2.

    Those who are eligible are strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose as well as a flu shot. Both a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and a flu shot can be scheduled at the same time.

    Return-to-Campus Process for Spring 2022 semester

    • Fully vaccinated with a booster dose: Resident and commuter students who have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and who have their booster dose accepted in their CoVerified account by January 14, do not need to provide pre-arrival testing or obtain an arrival test on-campus.
    • Fully vaccinated but NO booster dose: Arrival testing for the Spring 2022 semester is REQUIRED for all students (resident and commuter) who are fully vaccinated but who DO NOT have a booster dose in their CoVerified account. Testing will be performed by Health Services at the Beckerman Recreation Center January 13 to 15 and January 17 to 20.
    • Resident Students with a vaccination exemption: Resident students with a University-approved vaccination exemption must upload to CoVerified a pre-arrival PCR or viral antigen test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival date AND undergo an arrival test performed by Health Services at the Beckerman Recreation Center between January 13 to 15 or January 17 to 20 – AS WELL AS adhere to a 10-day campus quarantine. Failure to submit a pre-arrival test will result in the denial of a University-administered arrival test and being restricted in CoVerified.
    • Commuter/Off-Campus Students with a vaccination exemption: Commuters/off-campus students with a University-approved vaccination exemption must upload to CoVerified a pre-arrival PCR or viral antigen test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival date AND must undergo their first required weekly COVID test the week of January 17-20, BEFORE ATTENDING THEIR FIRST CLASS SESSION. Failure to submit a pre-arrival test will result in the denial of a University-administered arrival test and being restricted in CoVerified.

    University-Approved Vaccination Exemptions

    • Those who would like to change their vaccination exemption must submit an application by clicking here. Students who wish to attend classes under the same exemption that they had in the fall SHOULD NOT re-apply.

    We thank you for your commitment throughout the Fall semester and wish you an enjoyable and safe holiday season.

    Sincerely,

    Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MCHES
        Professor and Interim Chair, Dept. of Health Administration & Policy
        COVID-19 Coordinator and COVID Task Force Co-Chair 

         

    Ronald M. Quagliani, M.S.
        Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Administrative Services
        COVID Task Force Co-Chair

  • In conjunction with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which supports the federal government’s Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan, institutions employing federal contractors and/or receiving federal contracts must adhere to new worker safety protocols that are being put in place to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Failure to comply with these guidelines could jeopardize the University’s status as a federal contractor and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants and contracts the University has received.

    For that reason, effective November 15, 2021, the University will align exemption categories with that of the federal government. Going forward, only two vaccination exemptions will be allowed for all employees, including remote employees, and student employees. Those exemption categories are:

    • Medical OR
    • Religious beliefs

    Any employee, including remote employees, and student employees, who received a vaccination exemption will need to reapply for an exemption based on the categories listed above or provide proof of being fully vaccinated -- or verification of starting the vaccination process -- by Monday, November 29.

    Those intending to be vaccinated must schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine dose, then submit a request for a temporary exemption, which lists the date of their first vaccination appointment, by Monday, November 29.

    By Monday, December 20, individuals must upload to CoVerified documentation of receiving their final vaccine dose. Per CDC guidelines, individuals will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days following their last vaccine dose. (Please note that remote employees must change their status in CoVerified in order to upload their vaccination documentation. A step-by-step guide is available on myCharger.)

    The requirement for wearing masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, will continue as long as community COVID-19 transmission in New Haven County is categorized as “substantial” or “high” as defined by the CDC.

    Individuals on campus who are not fully vaccinated must continue to fulfill their weekly testing requirement until they are considered fully vaccinated, or they will be restricted in CoVerified. When on campus, individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times (indoors and outdoors) and observe six feet of physical distance at all times. (Please note that the six-foot distancing requirement has been amended from the previous three-foot distancing requirement.) Adhering to the six-foot physical distancing requirement will be incumbent upon the individual to ensure compliance.

      

 

Spring 2022 Operations and COVID-19 Directives

Due to the ongoing nature of the global pandemic, all information on this page is subject to change. This info was last updated January 6, 2022.

The following policies and procedures are in effect starting Sunday, January 16, 2022, unless otherwise indicated by an "effective on" date. All students and employees should read this page thoroughly, as you are responsible for reviewing and complying with the behavioral expectations listed below.

Changes From Fall 2021 to Spring 2022

Some policies and procedures have changed slightly between the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. To help the University Community best identify the changes, each section containing a change is denoted with: (Updated for Spring 2022). In that section of the page, the specific changes are outlined.

    Important Definitions

    The following definitions are important to understand as you read the policies and procedures on this page:

  • Fully Vaccinated Individuals - Updated January 4

    On January 4, 2022, the University announced that COVID-19 booster doses would be required for all students, faculty, and staff that are eligible. Individuals who receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose will be considered fully vaccinated for the purposes of the University's policies and procedures.

    Individuals who are eligible but who do not receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose, or do not obtain a University-approved exemption from vaccination or from the booster dose requirement, will not be considered fully vaccinated for the purposes of the University's policies and procedures.

  • Partially Vaccinated Individuals

    Individuals who have received only one dose of a two-dose primary series, or, who are not yet 14 full days after receipt of the final dose of a vaccine.

    Important: Until 14 days has passed after the final dose, individuals are only considered partially vaccinated and must follow all policies and procedures in place for Unvaccinated and Partially Vaccinated individuals.

  • Exempt Individuals (Unvaccinated, or Did Not Disclose Vaccination Status)

    Individuals who have been approved for an exemption to the University's vaccination requirement are Exempt.

    The policies and procedures for all exemptions are the same. Some individuals applied for a temporary exemption based on being partially vaccinated. Individuals who later finish an approved COVID-19 vaccine series and booster dose can upload their vaccination record to CoVerified and can move from Exempt to Fully Vaccinated status.

  • Fully Remote Students - Updated November 15

    Students who will study on a fully remote basis and will not come to campus for any reason can apply for a Remote Exemption. These students do not need to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, as they will not be on campus at all. If these students decide, at a later date, that they need to or want to come to campus, they will need to either submit a vaccination record OR apply for a non-remote exemption.

    Effective November 15, 2021, employees – including student employees – are not be permitted to request a remote vaccination exemption. Exemptions for employees will only be granted for medical reasons and religious beliefs. Documentation is required to support an exemption request.

  • Vaccination Requirement
  • Updates for Spring 2022: Clarified that individuals previously approved for exemptions do not need to re-apply unless they are changing exemption types; Clarified exemption types available to all employees, including student employees; Added requirement for booster dose.

    The University of New Haven is requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all students and employees who will be on campus for the Spring 2022 semester, and who are eligible. All students, faculty, and staff must upload their vaccination record to CoVerified at least 24 hours before returning to campus for the spring semester.

    On January 4, 2022, the University announced that all students, faculty, and staff (including remote employees, staff, or adjuncts) must get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose by Monday, January 31, 2022, or within 30 days of becoming eligible for a booster dose.

    Details on how to request a vaccination exemption are listed below.

    Faculty, staff, and students whose vaccination and booster dose documentation has not been accepted in CoVerified or who have not been granted a vaccination exemption will not be permitted on campus.

    We strongly believe the decision to require a COVID-19 vaccination is the best way to protect the health and well-being of our University community. More than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country – including many of our peer institutions in Connecticut – have implemented this policy to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their campuses.

    Exemptions from the Vaccine Requirement

    Faculty, staff, and students may apply for an exemption from the vaccination requirement.

    Please note: students and employees who were approved for a vaccination requirement for the Fall 2021 semester do not need to re-apply for the Spring semester, unless they need to change their exemption type.

    • Students who were approved for a remote exemption for the Fall 2021 semester and will not be remote during the Spring 2022 semester must either submit their vaccination record or apply for an alternative exemption.
    • All employees - including student employees - should note that the only exemptions available to employees are religious or medical.

    Individuals who are granted an exemption must wear a face covering at all times on campus and complete weekly COVID-19 testing. In addition they would, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, be required to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19 or to quarantine if they are ever determined to be a contact of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. A complete list of policies and procedures for Exempt individuals can be found on this webpage, under the heading "Policies and Procedures Applicable to All Individuals Granted a COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption."

    On-campus COVID-19 testing will be available for students who are granted a vaccine exemption.

    Employees who are granted a medical or religious exemption from vaccination will be required to submit to their own weekly COVID-19 testing results from an off-campus provider and must upload those results to CoVerified.

    Please note that exemptions will not be given to students participating in study abroad or study away programs. Exemptions may not be allowed for other special campus populations, such as clinical programs, where vaccination may be required by outside institutions and authorities.

    Thank you for your continued cooperation and for your attention to this important matter.

    Sincerely,

    COVID Task Force

  • Return to Campus Process for Spring 2022 (Updated for Spring 2022)

    Updates for Spring 2022: All of the following arrival procedures are updated. Please read them carefully before coming to campus for the Spring 2022 semester.

  • Fully Vaccinated, Including a Booster Dose

    Resident and commuter students who have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and who have their booster dose accepted in their CoVerified account no less than 24 hours before their initial arrival to campus, do not need to provide pre-arrival testing or obtain an arrival test on-campus.

    All students must follow the Face Covering Policy, listed on this page.

  • Vaccinated but NO Booster Dose

    Arrival testing for the Spring 2022 semester is REQUIRED for any student (resident and commuter) who is fully vaccinated but who DOES NOT have a booster dose in their CoVerified account. Residential students must get their arrival test before returning to their University housing, and commuter students must get their arrival test before attending their first class.

    Arrival testing will be performed by Health Services at the Beckerman Recreation Center January 13-15 and January 17-20. All testing is walk-in only, on the following schedule:

    • Thursday, Jan. 13: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 15: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Monday, Jan. 17: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 18: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Jan. 19: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 20: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (Start time adjusted to 1 p.m. due to inclement weather)

    All students must follow the Face Covering Policy, listed on this page.

  • Resident Students with a Vaccination Exemption

    Exempt (Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated) residential students are subject to the following pre-arrival AND arrival requirements:

    • PRE-ARRIVAL TEST: Must upload to CoVerified a PRE-ARRIVAL test that is performed within 72 hours prior to arrival date. For pre-arrival testing, this test can be a PCR or viral antigen test performed by a lab, or a self-performed at-home PCR or viral antigen test. If you are performing a test using an at-home test kit, you must write your initials and date the test was taken on the test strip and provide a photo of that test strip and test package (box, etc.) to CoVerified. Failure to submit a pre-arrival test will result in the denial of a University-administered arrival test and being restricted in CoVerified.
    • ARRIVAL TEST: Must undergo an ARRIVAL test performed by Health Services at the Beckerman Recreation Center between January 13-15 or January 17-20. This counts as the student's first required weekly test. See schedule below.
    • CAMPUS QUARANTINE: Must ALSO adhere to a 10-day campus quarantine (may leave residence hall but must not leave campus). Will undergo a PCR test on Day 5 and, if negative, end quarantine on Day 7.
    • WEEKLY TESTING: Must CONTINUE to test weekly (surveillance testing) throughout the semester or until fully vaccinated.

    All students must follow the Face Covering Policy, listed on this page.

    Residential students must get their arrival test before returning to their University housing. All arrival testing is walk-in only, on the following schedule:

    • Thursday, Jan. 13: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 15: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Monday, Jan. 17: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 18: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Jan. 19: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 20: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (Start time adjusted to 1 p.m. due to inclement weather)
  • Commuter/Off-Campus Students with a Vaccination Exemption

    Exempt (Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated) commuter/off-campus students are subject to the following pre-arrival AND arrival requirements:

    • PRE-ARRIVAL TEST: Must upload to CoVerified a PRE-ARRIVAL test that is performed within 72 hours prior to arrival date (first time on campus for the semester). For pre-arrival testing, this test can be a PCR or viral antigen test performed by a lab, or a self-performed at-home PCR or viral antigen test. If you are performing a test using an at-home test kit, you must write your initials and date the test was taken on the test strip and provide a photo of that test strip and test package (box, etc.) to CoVerified. Failure to submit a pre-arrival test will result in the denial of a University-administered arrival test and being restricted in CoVerified.
    • ARRIVAL TEST BEFORE ATTENDING FIRST CLASS SESSION: Must undergo their first weekly COVID test the week of January 17-20, BEFORE ATTENDING THEIR FIRST CLASS SESSION. Testing is performed by Health Services at the Beckerman Recreation Center and this counts as the student's first required weekly test. Please see schedule below. (Commuter/off-campus students who normally test off-campus can instead provide a PCR or viral antigen test taken off-campus, at their own expense, the week of January 17-20 but BEFORE ATTENDING THEIR FIRST CLASS SESSION.)
    • All new commuter/off-campus students are encouraged to attend the SOAR events on January 17. When unvaccinated/partially vaccinated new students arrive to campus to attend SOAR events, they will be given an arrival test administered by Health Services. This counts as the student's first required weekly test.
    • WEEKLY TESTING: Must continue to test weekly (surveillance testing) throughout the semester or until fully vaccinated.

    Commuter/off-campus students must get their arrival test before attending their first class.

    All testing is walk-in only, on the following schedule:

    • Thursday, Jan. 13: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 15: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Monday, Jan. 17: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 18: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Jan. 19: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 20: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (Start time adjusted to 1 p.m. due to inclement weather)

    All students must follow the Face Covering Policy, listed on this page.

  • Requirements for Move-In Helpers (Updated Jan. 6)

    All move-in helpers must follow the Face Covering Policy, listed on this page.

    To enter the residence halls to assist with move-in, a student's move-in helpers must all provide proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose (if eligible). (If a move-in helper is not eligible for a booster because they have not yet reached the appropriate length of time after their final primary series dose, they can provide proof of their completed primary vaccination series.) Move-in helpers should bring printed or digital proof of vaccination, including booster dose. The proof should show the person's name, dates of receipt of all vaccine doses, including the booster dose, and maker of the vaccine.

    Move-in helpers who are not fully vaccinated, including a booster dose (if eligible), cannot enter the residence hall. They may assist from outside, only.

  • Results of Pre-Arrival or Arrival Tests

    Exempt students that test positive during their PRE-ARRIVAL test (taken within 72 hours of their first time on campus for Spring 2022) must not come to campus. Instead, submit the results of the pre-arrival test to CoVerified and contact Health Services immediately for instructions.

    Any student who tests positive during their ARRIVAL test (taken on campus the week of January 17-21) will be required to isolate per CDC and University guidelines. In the unlikely event this occurs, University contact tracers and Health Services will provide detailed isolation information.

  • Masks/Face Coverings
  • Face Covering Policy (Updated for Spring 2022)

    Updates for Spring 2022: Name of policy changed from "Mask Policy;" All references to "mask" changed to "face covering;" Added CDC guidance and information about best-fit coverings.

    Current Face Covering Policy: Due to increases in COVID transmission rates and the prevalence of a highly transmissible Delta variant, the CDC recently changed its indoor face covering policy. Thus, beginning August 3, 2021 and until further notice, all individuals, regardless of COVID vaccination status, will be required to wear an appropriate face covering when inside any University building. Appropriate face coverings do not need to be worn when a residential student is in their suite/residence with their family unit, when staff are in their private office, or when anyone is actively dining. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated persons will also need to wear an appropriate face covering and practice physical distancing when outdoors.

    The University will continue to monitor CDC and CT Department of Public Health guidance closely and decisions about ongoing face covering rules may be revisited if conditions warrant. While we hope this mitigation measure is temporary, we want to ensure all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, remain healthy. The COVID Task Force will reassess the need for indoor face coverings each week.

    Face Covering Requirements: Face coverings must be at least 2-ply fabric and tight fitting across the nose and mouth. No gaiters, bandanas or loose coverings will be allowed. Face coverings must not contain offensive language.

    Please review the CDC's Face Covering/Mask Policy for information on how to wear and how not to wear cloth, surgical/procedure, and KN95/N95 face coverings. Please do not wear a face covering with an exhalation valve, vent, or other opening. To have better fit and protection we recommend you either wear:

    1. two masks (disposable surgical/procedure face covering AND cloth face covering on top)
    2. a higher-grade face covering such as a KN95/N95 when around others on campus

    Individuals coming to campus should provide their own face covering. However, those who forget or misplace their face covering can obtain one at the following locations:

    • One Stop: Bergami Hall
    • Provost's Office: Maxcy Hall 229
    • Library: Information Desk (Main Level)
    • Arts and Sciences: Maxcy Hall 211
    • Criminal Justice: South Campus Hall 101B
    • Health Sciences: Echlin Hall 200
    • Business: Orange Campus M110
    • Engineering: Echlin Hall 100
    • Bartels Campus Center Information Desk
    • David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
  • Visitors and Access to Campus
  • Visitors Policy & Access to Campus Guidelines (Updated for Spring 2022)

    In order to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19, the University of New Haven must, and will, limit the number of visitors permitted on campus. The Visitors Policy & Access to Campus Guidelines are effective as of August 3, 2021 and until further notice. They were revised on Sept. 10 and again on Dec. 13, 2021.

    Updates for Spring 2022: Click the link below to see the full visitors policy and changes for Spring 2022.

    Visitors Policy

  • CoVerified Use Required, Regardless of Vaccination Status
  • CoVerified: University's COVID Compliance App

    CoVerified plays an integral role in helping to ensure the health and safety of our community.

    All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must complete their daily symptom check in CoVerified. Failure to do so will cause you to become restricted in CoVerified, which will prevent individuals from accessing University facilities, including classrooms and dining locations. University community members with University-approved vaccination exemptions must also upload the results of their pre-arrival test to CoVerified to obtain initial “cleared” status and must adhere to the weekly testing requirement to maintain a “cleared” status. See the section of this page, below, titled "CoVerified Cleared Status Required." Click here for a step-by-step guide to using CoVerified.

    All faculty members and staff supervisors in all University facilities, such as the Peterson Library, Beckerman Recreation Center, and all dining locations – as well as all event coordinators, laboratory managers, resident assistants, and student employees in campus facilities – have been empowered by the COVID Task Force to ensure that all University community members are compliant and cleared in CoVerified at all times they are on campus.

    Please be willing to show your CoVerified app, which is HIPAA compliant and designed in a way that protects your medical privacy, when asked to do so. Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and for your commitment to protecting the health and well-being of our community.

  • CoVerified "Cleared" Status Required

    A "Cleared" status in CoVerified is required for students and employees to come to any University of New Haven campus.

    • Vaccinated Individuals: University community members that have been vaccinated, and had their vaccine record approved in CoVerified, can maintain a "Cleared" status in the app by completing the daily symptom check (see information in the section titled "Daily Symptom Checks").
    • Exempt Individuals: University community members who have been granted an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement can maintain a "Cleared" status in the CoVerified app by doing both of the following:
      • Completing the daily symptom check (see information in the section titled "Daily Symptom Checks")
      • Completing mandatory COVID-19 testing every 7 days (all exempt employees and all exempt students)
  • Daily Symptom Checks

    All University community members coming to campus, regardless of vaccination status, must complete a daily symptom check using CoVerified.

    • If students report abnormal symptoms, they will be restricted from campus until you have a consultation with Health Services.
    • Employees that report abnormal symptoms should contact Human Resources and consult with their personal physician.
    • Anyone who fails to complete a symptom check on a given day will be "Restricted" in the CoVerified app and cannot come to campus until they complete that day's symptom check.

    Note: Visitors and Guests from outside the University community cannot use CoVerified, and must provide proof of vaccination or testing as outlined in the Visitors Policy, linked above.

  • Policies and Procedures Applicable to All Students, Regardless of Vaccination Status
  • 2021-22 Student Handbook and COVID-19 Student Directives

    These publications provide information on University resources, expectations for community standards, and health/safety protocols as we continue to make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are responsible for reviewing and complying with the behavioral expectations put forth in these documents. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students office at deanofstudents@newhaven.edu.

    2021-22 Student Handbook

    2021-22 COVID-19 Student Directives

    Note: The COVID-19 Student Directives are also listed in the Student Handbook, on pages 21-24. The separate document simply lists the COVID-19 Student Directives separately, for easy access.

  • Policies and Procedures Applicable to All Individuals Granted a COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption
  • Protocols for Students Granted an Exemption (Updated for Spring 2022)

    Updates for Spring 2022: Maintaining 3 feet of physical distance amended to 6 feet of physical distance; Spring pre-arrival/arrival testing plan amended.

    As part of your COVID-19 vaccine exemption, all students who are granted any vaccine exemption must follow all policies and protocols in place for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals while you are on campus.

    • You must adhere to all policies and procedures in place at any given time, including the updated Student Handbook and COVID-19 Directives, all of which are posted on this page.
    • You are required to wear masks indoors when with other people and outdoors if unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distance. If you are actively eating or in your family unit in a suite/residence, masks don't need to be worn.
    • All unvaccinated/partially vaccinated residential students with University-approved exemptions will need to provide a negative PRE-ARRIVAL COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of their move in, at the student's expense. When the unvaccinated/partially vaccinated student and their move-in helpers arrive for move in, the student will also be given an ARRIVAL test (Binax; viral antigen test done in 15 minutes) administered by Health Services, at the University's expense. If the arrival test is negative, the unvaccinated/partially vaccinated student will be allowed to proceed with the move in and placed on a ten day campus quarantine. Campus quarantine means restriction to the University of New Haven property and campuses. For detailed instructions, please see the section of this page titled "Return to Campus Process for Spring 2022."
    • All unvaccinated/partially vaccinated commuter students with University-approved exemptions will need to provide a negative PRE-ARRIVAL COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their first time on campus, at the student's expense. Please see the section of this page titled "Return to Campus Process for Spring 2022."
    • You must complete weekly COVID-19 testing. On-campus COVID-19 testing will be available on campus for students who are granted a vaccine exemption, at the University's expense. Students who get tested off campus would have to pay for off campus tests and then upload the results to CoVerified. Click here to schedule an on-campus COVID test.
    • You must continue to complete daily symptom checks in CoVerified.
    • You would, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, be required to isolate if you test positive for COVID-19 or to quarantine and get tested immediately after being identified as a close contact of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. If your test is negative, you should get tested again 5–7 days after last exposure, or immediately if symptoms develop, and continue to quarantine. Residential students will be provided with University sponsored quarantine or isolation space. Commuter/Off-Campus students would quarantine or isolate in their off-campus residence. You must be cleared by Health Services before returning to campus after isolating or quarantining. (This info was last updated November 9.)
    • You will be required to adhere to any state, federal, and/or international guidelines as they relate to travel, including quarantine, testing, etc.
    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals with University-approved exemptions will not be permitted to take part in any University-sponsored travel to any off-campus location, including within Connecticut, and must follow and any state, federal, and/or international guidelines as they relate to travel, including quarantine, testing, etc. Please see the section of this page titled "COVID Travel Policies."
    • You must adhere to the updated Spring 2022 campus visitor/guest policy.

    If you have any questions, please email COVIDTaskForce@newhaven.edu or DeanOfStudents@newhaven.edu.

  • Protocols for Employees - Including Student Employees - Granted an Exemption (Updated for Spring 2022)

    Updates for Spring 2022: Maintaining 3 feet of physical distance amended to 6 feet of physical distance; Spring pre-arrival/arrival testing plan amended.

    As part of your COVID-19 vaccine exemption, all employees who are granted any vaccine exemption must follow all policies and protocols in place for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals while you are on campus.

    • You must adhere to all policies and procedures in place at any given time, including all those posted on this page.
    • You are required to wear masks indoors when with other people and outdoors if unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distance. If you are actively eating or alone in your private office, masks don't need to be worn.
    • All unvaccinated/partially vaccinated employees with University-approved exemptions will need to provide a negative PCR/viral antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their initial return to campus, at your expense.
    • You must complete weekly COVID-19 testing at your own expense (PCR or viral antigen COVID-19 test), irrespective of your work schedule or presence on campus. Tests taken off campus at your own expense must be uploaded to CoVerified, where they will be reviewed and approved by a member of the staff.
    • You must continue to complete daily symptom checks in CoVerified.
    • You would, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, be required to isolate if you test positive for COVID-19 or to quarantine and get tested immediately after being identified as a close contact of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. If your test is negative, you should get tested again 5–7 days after last exposure, or immediately if symptoms develop, and continue to quarantine. Employees would quarantine or isolate in their off-campus residence. You must be cleared by Human Resources before returning to campus after isolating or quarantining. (This info was last updated November 9.)
    • You will be required to adhere to any state, federal, and/or international guidelines as they relate to travel, including quarantine, testing, etc.
    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals with University-approved exemptions will not be permitted to take part in any University-sponsored travel to any off-campus location, including within Connecticut, and must follow and any state, federal, and/or international guidelines as they relate to travel, including quarantine, testing, etc. Please see the section of this page titled "COVID Travel Policies."
    • You must adhere to the updated Spring 2022 campus visitor/guest policy.

    If you have any questions, please email COVIDTaskForce@newhaven.edu or OfficeofHumanResources@newhaven.edu.

  • Reporting Symptoms or Exposures, and Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

    Below are the general guidelines that the University follows for quarantine and isolation. In all cases, the University's contact tracer or other appropriate office will advise you about the proper procedures to take based on the information you provide to them.

  • Fully Vaccinated Individuals (including booster dose or not yet eligible for booster dose)

    Exhibiting Symptoms

    Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should report their symptoms in CoVerified, and then contact health services (students) or human resources (employees) immediately. A member of the staff will discuss your case with you and, if warranted, instruct you to take a COVID-19 test.

    Testing Positive

    Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate, regardless of vaccination status. Instructions will be provided by health services (students) or human resources (employees). The office that required you to isolate must also clear you to return to campus at the end of the isolation period.

    Close Contact of Someone with COVID-19

    Individuals who believe they are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 should report the contact incident to health services (students) or human resources (employees) as soon as possible. If you are deemed a close contact of that individual, you will be directed to get tested 5-7 days after the date of last exposure, or immediately if symptoms develop, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result. In general, quarantine is not recommended for fully vaccinated, exposed persons who remain asymptomatic unless required by local rules or regulations.

    Quarantine and Isolation Guidlines Chart

    Quarantine and Isolation chart

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  • Vaccinated but Not Boosted, Partially Vaccinated, and Individuals Granted a COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption

    Exhibiting Symptoms

    Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should report their symptoms in CoVerified, and then contact health services (students) or human resources (employees) immediately. A member of the staff will discuss your case with you and, if warranted, instruct you to take a COVID-19 test.

    Testing Positive

    Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate, regardless of vaccination status. Instructions will be provided by health services (students) or human resources (employees). The office that required you to isolate must also clear you to return to campus at the end of the isolation period.

    Close Contact of Someone with COVID-19

    If you came into close contact of someone with COVID-19, you should report the contact incident to health services (students) or human resources (employees) as soon as possible. People who are partially vaccinated or who have been granted an exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, be required to quarantine and get tested immediately after being identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19. If your test is negative, you must be tested again 5–7 days after last exposure, or immediately if symptoms develop, and continue to quarantine. Residential students will be provided with University sponsored quarantine or isolation space. Commuter/Off-Campus students would quarantine or isolate in their off-campus residence.

    Returning to Campus

    You must be cleared by Health Services before returning to campus after isolating or quarantining. Employees would quarantine or isolate in their off-campus residence and must be cleared by Human Resources before returning to campus after isolating or quarantining.

    Quarantine and Isolation Guidlines Chart

    Quarantine and Isolation chart

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  • Classroom and Laboratory Policies
  • Spring 2022 Semester Classroom and Laboratory Management and Expectations (Updated for Spring 2022)

    Updates for Spring 2022: Non-University Guest Speaker instructions edited to remove requirement to pre-submit via online form for in-class visits; Paper/Physical Resources section removed; Physical Distance requirement amended to include 6-foot requirement for Exempt individuals.

    Effective: January 16, 2022

    In collaboration with Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources, the COVID Task Force has created the following policy to govern classroom and laboratory management and expectations during the Spring 2022 semester. Please note that these policies and protocols will be reviewed regularly and could be adapted based on new local, state, or federal public health guidance.

    Face coverings: Follow current Universty policies. Please see the section of this page titled "Masks/Face Coverings" and see the "Face Covering Policy (Updated for Spring 2022)."

    Non-University Guest Speakers:

    • Requests for guest speakers outside of the classroom (i.e. special events that take place in another space which needs to be reserved) should be put in the Event Management System (EMS).
    • Requests for guest speakers during existing class sessions (i.e. the speaker is coming into your regularly-scheduled class session and location) cannot be booked through EMS. Faculty hosts are responsible for ensuring guests coming into an existing class session is compliant with the visitors policy and shows the faculty member their vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours.

    Classroom and Laboratory Eating and Drinking: Students, faculty, and staff will be permitted to briefly remove their mask for up to 30 seconds for eating and drinking in the classroom or laboratory. Your face covering should be replaced immediately after eating or drinking inside a classroom or laboratory. If a laboratory has an existing prohibition on eating or drinking for lab safety purposes, that rule is still in effect.

    CoVerified: Students, faculty, and staff will continue to use CoVerified for daily symptoms checks regardless of vaccination status. Course instructors and laboratory managers should check CoVerified at every in-person class session. Students who have restricted access should be asked to leave immediately. Any student who fails to comply with these orders will be referred to the Dean of Students office for disciplinary action.

    Physical Distance:  All University community members should continue to observe three (3) feet of physical distancing (classroom) or six (6) feet if unvaccinated or eligible but not boosted. It is the responsibility of individuals to maintain appropriate physical distance.

    Emergency Notifications: Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date in the Emergency Notification System. Click here for more information.

    Flexibility: As the pandemic continues to evolve and present new challenges, it's important for all faculty, regardless of the listed mode of course instruction, are prepared with plans should there be a need to pivot and move to online instruction. Additionally, we ask that faculty are patient and flexible with new students, particularly international students who may need to quarantine during the initial weeks of the semester.

    Concerns: Any student or faculty member who has concerns or would like to report violations related to the above COVID–related policies should complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

  • Travel
  • Spring 2022 Semester Travel Policy

    Effective: January 16, 2022

    Students

    • All students taking part in any University-sponsored travel, including within Connecticut, must be fully vaccinated, and proof of their vaccination must be accepted in CoVerified. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students may participate in on-campus activities associated with their class or student organization, provided they adhere to University policies for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students.
    • This policy applies to all University of New Haven-sponsored off-campus student travel, including, but not limited to, Study Away/Study Abroad, Recognized Student Organization-sponsored events, Orientation/Charge In/Welcome Week activities, club sports, Marching Band, etc.
    • Pending additional information from the NCAA and the Northeast-10 Conference, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated student-athletes will be allowed to travel off campus, provided they (1) adhere to all University policies for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students, including weekly surveillance testing and (2) adhere to all Athletics procedures for off-campus travel, including pre-game testing facilitated by Athletics with support from Health Services. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students may be subject to visitor policies at host institutions that prohibit their participation. Face coverings must be worn, regardless of vaccination status, when on University-sponsored transportation.
    • Student groups requesting to travel off-campus will need to complete the Recognized Student Organization Off-Campus Event request form on Charger Connection. Requests must be approved by the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership, and Orientation (CSELO) as well as the COVID Task Force to ensure the proposed trip is aligned with local, state, and federal public health guidelines and regulations. Please allow two (2) weeks following conditional approval from CSELO for final approval from the COVID Task Force.
    • Students and student groups requesting to participate in University-sponsored travel should not book travel arrangements until travel has been approved by CSELO and the COVID Task Force.

    Employees

    • All employees taking part in University-sponsored travel to any off-campus location, including within Connecticut — or employees leading University-sponsored travel off campus for students or colleagues — must be fully vaccinated, and proof of their vaccination must be accepted in CoVerified. All travelers must also adhere to any visitor guidelines specified by the location or institution they are visiting.
    • Travel will only be allowed if it is deemed essential (see definitions below), including being mission critical and/or needed for tenure/promotion purposes for full-time tenure-track faculty members as approved by the respective academic College/School and the Provost's office.
    • Employees who are fully vaccinated and wish to submit a travel request should click here to go to the COVID Travel page in myCharger.
    • Existing University travel policies shall be followed:
      • In addition to the current policies, all forms will need approval from the VP or Provost, COVID Task Force Co-Chairs, and the Business Office. Prior to form submissions, direct supervisors should be consulted. The role of VP or Provost review is to ensure the proposed travel is mission-critical and essential and the COVID Task Force Co-Chair review is to ensure the proposed trip is aligned with local, state, and federal public health guidelines and regulations. Please allow two (2) weeks following conditional approval from the designated VP or Provost, COVID Task Force Co-Chairs, and Business Office.
      • Employees seeking to participate in grant, contracted, or other externally funded travel must also complete the Travel Authorization Form and receive approval from VP or Provost, COVID Task Force Co-Chairs, and the Business Office. Prior to form submissions, direct supervisors should be consulted. Please allow two (2) weeks following conditional approval from the designated VP or Provost, Business Office, and the COVID Task Force Co-Chairs.
      • Employees requesting to participate in University-sponsored travel should not book travel arrangements until travel has been approved by the designated VP or Provost, the Business Office, and the COVID Task Force.
    • The Office of Human Resources is working with University leadership to determine travel policies for those with University-approved vaccination exemptions who regularly travel to fulfill essential functions of their roles.

    What is essential travel?

    • Student Travel – student travel that is for an academic purpose that is necessary and cannot reasonably be postponed or handled remotely (i.e., for graduation, to make academic progress, to conduct research, to participate in an internship or co-op, or for a similar educational or co-curricular experience, etc.).
    • Academic Scholarship:
      • Travel required for a professional purpose that is necessary and cannot reasonably be postponed or handled remotely.
      • Is necessary to preserve the safety/well-being of research subjects and/or participants.
      • Preserves the continuity of research that cannot reasonably be repeated, replaced or performed remotely.
      • Is deemed necessary and time-sensitive for tenure and promotion of faculty.
      • Advances critical research in the national or global interest.
    • University Business – Travel that is mission-critical to and necessary for the core educational and business functions of the University presently or for the continuation of those core functions in the future, such as recruiting, performance on grant and contract deliverables, or participation in vital partner/inter-institutional consortium/organizational meetings, etc.
  • Events
  • COVID Event Policy (Updated for Spring 2022)

    Updates for Spring 2022: Participant/Attendee List requirement removed; Changed physical distancing requirement for Exempt individuals from 3 feet to 6 feet; Added exceptions to the event duration limit.

    An Event is defined as a scheduled gathering or activity that is requested and approved through the University's Event Management System. Events are typically for current University community members (students and employees) only, unless otherwise explicitly noted. The University COVID Alert System should be followed above all else.

    A visitor is defined as someone who is coming to campus, typically, not to attend a scheduled and structured event. (i.e. a delivery person, contractor, family member or friend to visit a student/staff member, etc.)

    Non-University Guest Speakers

    Requests for guest speakers outside of the classroom (i.e. special events that take place in another space which needs to be reserved) should be put in the Event Management System (EMS). Requests for guest speakers during existing class sessions (i.e. the speaker is coming into your regularly-scheduled class session and location) cannot be booked through EMS, and should be submitted through this form . For in-classroom guest speakers, faculty hosts would be considered the Event Coordinator and would be responsible for ensuring the guest is compliant with the visitors policy.

    Event Requirements

    All University-sponsored events, meetings, and gatherings—whether on-campus or off-campus—must comply with the following requirements:

    Capacity limits: The maximum capacity is 150 persons at indoor events and 500 persons for outdoor events. Event organizers who have a business need for larger capacity limits should speak to the COVID Task Force Co-Chairs.

    Eating and drinking: Eating and drinking are permitted, however event organizers should facilitate physical distancing for people who are eating and drinking. Food should be attendant-served or single-serving distribution (e.g., boxed lunches); self-serve buffets and platters should be avoided. Food trucks are allowed to serve single-serving meals.

    Face coverings:

    • Indoors: Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering that covers both the mouth and nose at all times. The event host is expected to enforce this requirement. Gaiters are not allowed.
    • Outdoors: Individuals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated are required to wear face coverings. It is the personal responsibility of those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated to continue to wear face coverings. The event organizer/host must communicate this expectation. However, the event organizer/host is not responsible for compliance and is not permitted to check vaccination status.

    Physical distancing:

    • Indoors: The event organizer/host is expected to structure the room set-up, event format, and activities to limit close interactions. For example, fixed seating, in which participants remain in the same seats for the event duration, is lower risk than an event that encourages people to mix and mingle near one another.
    • Indoors and Outdoors: Individuals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated are expected to maintain at least six (6) feet of distance from other people. It is the personal responsibility of those individuals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated to physically distance themselves. The event organizer/host must communicate this expectation. However, the event organizer/host is not responsible for compliance and is not permitted to check vaccination status.

    Event Duration: All events should be two (2) hours or less in duration. The only exceptions are football games, Homecoming, Commencement, Open Houses, and Accepted Students Days. This doesn't apply to informal gatherings and meetings.

    Additional Considerations:

    • When holding face-to-face meetings, an option for virtual attendance should be made available when possible.
    • Events, other than those associated with the Marching Band, should not involve high-aerosolization activities without prior approval from COVID Task Force Co-Chairs (singing, woodwinds/brass, vigorous exercise). Hand sanitizer should be provided.
    • Event hosts must keep fully up-to-date on evolving requirements. The key authorities during this pandemic are CT Dept of Public Health, the City of West Haven, and the University.
    • All employees, including student employees, who are working at an event, must continue to follow all campus policies relating to staff and faculty, even if they differ from policies applicable to event guests.
    • The longer you can wait to have your event, the more likely there will be more clarity about regulatory requirements and new social norms about this next phase of our response to the pandemic.
    • When contracting, all contracts should be reviewed and have appropriate cancellation language, in the event public health or operational conditions degrade.
    • The COVID Task Force will make every effort to ensure you are able to proceed with your event as scheduled. If your event is no longer deemed safe to host on campus, the COVID Task Force Co-Chairs will notify you and work with you to develop an appropriate course of action.
  • Fan Policy for Varsity Athletics

    Revised: Sept. 10, 2021

    The University of New Haven Department of Athletics announced an updated fan policy that was be in effect for the 2021 fall sports season and will be in effect for the 2022 spring sport season. With the primary goal of keeping those within the University Community safe, UNH will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions during the semester and update the policy should the health and safety of the campus community permit.

    Athletics COVID-19 Fan Policy

  • Club Sports
  • Club Sports Policies (Updated for Spring 2022)

    Updates for Spring 2022: Changed responsible party from "coach or captain" to "team representative approved by ChargerREC."

    1. Fully vaccinated club sport athletes may participate in any on-campus and off-campus activities associated with their club sport.
    2. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated club sport athletes may only participate in on-campus activities and must be compliant with University policies for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students (face coverings, weekly surveillance testing, etc.).
    3. Fully vaccinated students using off-campus facilities for practice or games should follow both University and visiting institution policies. If they are in conflict, the more restrictive of the two policies should be followed.
    4. Only fully vaccinated and those with a negative PCR or viral antigen test within the prior 72 hours may attend games as spectators. This applies to home and neutral-site competitions hosted by the University of New Haven, at both on-campus and off-campus locations. A team representative approved by Charger Rec would be responsible for viewing the above-mentioned documentation. Should different regulations exist at off campus sites serving as home venues for UNH club sports, the more restrictive policy will be followed.
  • Tuscany Campus (Prato, Italy)
  • Tuscany Campus Spring 2022 Guidelines and FAQ

    Our highest priority is the health and safety of our students and we will continue to review public health and travel advisory guidance leading up to and throughout the Spring 2022 semester at the Tuscany Campus in Prato, Italy. COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate in the study abroad program, to enter Italy, or participate in travel during the program. All participants must be fully vaccinated, and, if eligible, must also receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster before departing for Italy. Click the link to read a full FAQ about the Spring 2022 semester in Prato, Italy.

    Prato Spring 2022 FAQ

Key Dates for Spring 2022

Monday, January 17

Tuesday, January 18

Wednesday, January 19

Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.

Sunday, March 13 - Sunday March 20

Wednesday, May 4

Thursday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 11

Sunday, May 15