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COVID-19 Information

Updated 8/8/22

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosemont’s decisions have been carefully made to achieve one overarching goal: to safeguard the health and well-being of the Rosemont College community while continuing to carry out the College’s mission.   

The Rosemont community is excited about the arrival of students and the start of classes at the end of August. Over the summer, professionals throughout the College have continued to plan for an exciting fall semester. 

Please read about information for the Fall 2022 semester below as you prepare for your arrival. 

Highlights:  

  • Vaccination Policy – all undergraduate students—residential and commuters, and all graduate students engaging in in-person experiences on Rosemont's campus, as well as all faculty and staff—are required to be up to date with their initial vaccination series and one booster.   
  • Masks are still encouraged if you are feeling unwell or have had a known exposure.  
  • Faculty may determine the mask policy for their classes, and students are expected to comply.  
  • External events will be handled case-by-case regarding mask requirements. 

We ask that you closely review and adhere to all safety protocols outlined below. Through our collective efforts, we can continue to provide in-person learning to our students, which is critical to our student success. We continue to ask for your collaboration, support, and recognition that plans may need to be modified as we follow the latest public health guidance. For questions, please contact campushealth@rosemont.edu. 


COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirements

Rosemont continues to require the COVID vaccine initial series and first booster dose for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators - with the exception of those who meet Rosemont's very limited approved medical or religious exemption. The College's high compliance rates with this policy have placed us in a good position for this fall.

Raven Safe app

While we fully understand that the vaccine does not necessarily prevent you from getting COVID-19, we are encouraged that those who are vaccinated do not show severe, significant symptoms that may require more than typical outpatient care.

If you have not already done so, proof of vaccination and booster must be submitted through the Raven Safe App before you will be permitted to move onto campus, attend class, or report for work. This free app can be easily downloaded to your mobile device through the app store

You can submit proof of your vaccination and booster shot in the Raven Safe app by selecting: 

  1. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on your home screen 
  2. Vaccine Passport
  3. View Passport Status
  4. Add a Vaccine or Booster Shot 

The CDC and other leading experts have been clear that vaccination is our best defense against COVID-19. There are extremely limited valid exceptions to this requirement. A medical exemption must include a note from a board-certified physician or other healthcare provider discussing supporting evidence for the reason for the request. The full waivers are available below, and we ask that you read them fully before signing and submitting. For questions, please contact campushealth@rosemont.edu.

MEDICAL EXEMPTION WAIVER REQUEST

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION WAIVER REQUEST


Information for Students Who Are Symptomatic

Students who are symptomatic should take a home test, visit the Wellness Center, or a local urgent care. Rapid home tests will be available in the Wellness Center. Report positive test results by emailing campushealth@rosemont.edu.


Information for Students Who Test Positive

If you test positive, send an email to campushealth@rosemont.edu. Residential students who test positive for COVID-19 will be asked to return home to isolate, if possible, or to isolate in their assigned room. Rosemont is joining many other universities across the country in viewing each residence hall room, suite, or apartment like the family unit you may have at home.  You are required to isolate for at least five days after the date of your positive test. To calculate the recommended time frames, day 0 is the day you were tested if you don’t have symptoms, or the date your symptoms started.

If you are vaccinated and have no symptoms (asymptomatic), you may leave isolation after five days but must wear a KN95 or N95 mask for an additional five days when around others.   

Follow the CDC’s guidance for Recommendations for People with COVID-19.  


Contact Tracing

Rosemont College will conduct contact tracing when a student, faculty, or staff who has been on campus receives a positive COVID-19 test result. Students, faculty, and staff who are close contacts and who are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine but will be asked to mask indoors for 10 days with the ability to be released from masking if a test 3-5 days from exposure returns a negative result.  

Follow the CDC's guidance for Recommendations for COVID-19 Close Contacts.


Events/Visitors  

Masking and proof of vaccination protocols for specific campus events will be handled on a case-by-case basis by event organizers and guidance will be communicated by those programs. 


 Prepare for Your Arrival  

Before you arrive to start the semester:

Test Before Arrival: All undergraduate residential students are strongly encouraged to test at home prior to coming and inform Residence Life if they will be delayed in their return to campus beyond their prescheduled move in time. 

Pack COVID Supplies: You will want to purchase KN95 or N95s to have on hand in case you test positive and other masks to wear if you are a close contact and need to mask temporarily to go to class and enjoy campus life. You might also want to bring a thermometer and home tests, as well as pain relievers in case you have a fever.