ALL TOGETHER: Live Learn Work
Monitoring Our Campus Status
To determine the current status of our College operations, many factors are monitored simultaneously, including positive cases across our community, the capacity of our quarantine and isolation space, regional trends, state and local mandates, and others. Our response team meets daily at 8 a.m. to analyze all of this information, then makes decisions about any changes to our academic and operational plans.
Screening testing allows an organization to discover positive cases, in particular among asymptomatic individuals. Diagnosing cases before individuals present symptoms and get tested “for cause” allows for exposure control and can prevent uncontrolled outbreaks. Student and employee screening testing at Saint Mary’s begins Monday, February 8, and continue throughout the semester. Learn more about screening testing at Saint Mary's on this page.
Visitor Policies for Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary’s expects all community members to continue to make smart and thoughtful decisions, taking into consideration the health and safety of the entire community, and the desire of students, faculty, and staff. For details on the guidelines, visit the Living on Campus page by clicking here.
Effective Friday, March 5, 2021, Saint Mary's will allow immediate family members of Saint Mary's athletes competing on outdoor fields or courts to watch a competition. Further details and conditions can be found by clicking here.
Check Up, Mask Up, Back Up, Wash Up
For our fall semester, we came together safely — with masks on — prepared to handle this new dynamic. We adopted these four core guidelines as a mantra that shaped our return and gave us a measure of personal freedom to be in each other’s company and where our students could safely enjoy their college experience.
Students, faculty, and staff must record their health status before reporting to class or to work.
Everyone is required to wear a mask while indoors, and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.
It's important to maintain safe physical distancing of at least six (6) feet from others both indoors and outdoors.
Hand sanitizer stations located throughout campus should be used when a sink and soap is not available.
Preparing for Positive Cases on Campus
At Saint Mary’s, we work diligently to limit our community’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus, even when positive cases are part of our daily campus operations. To mitigate widespread exposure, we have enacted several important features to keep our community safe:
- Creating a dedicated on-campus space for residential students to recover, receive care, and actively participate in their academic classes if they are able
- Establishing a COVID-19 sterilizing/sanitation team to thoroughly and routinely deep-clean all public spaces
- Employing a robust contact tracing tool to identify those who may have been exposed
When a residential student tests positive for, or is verifiably exposed to COVID-19, she is assigned to the isolation/quarantine area on campus, the Mother Angela Care Center located in Regina Hall South. Read more about the Saint Mary’s process for Isolation and Quarantine here.
Prospective students are welcome to visit campus. Please see the Visit Campus page for further details.
The plans outlined by Saint Mary’s College are dependent upon local, state, and national health and wellness guidelines, and can change according to the current state of COVID-19. We encourage you to watch for further updates via email communications and on this website.