Coronavirus Information and Status at Molloy College

Molloy College Spring 2021 Restart Plan (PDF)
 
New York State Dashboard

 

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here are today’s updates:

Free COVID-19 Testing:

The College will provide FREE COVID-19 testing on Thursday, April 22 from 10am-1pm in Public Square lobby. Please bring your Molloy ID card with you to take the test.

Citizen Public Health Training Program:

To continue the fight against COVID and prepare for the next public health emergency, the State launched the free, online Citizen Public Health Training course for New Yorkers, in partnership with Cornell University and supported by the State University of New York. This program will prepare and equip New Yorkers to become Citizen Public Health Leaders and build an informed network across the state. Enroll for free today.

New York State Dashboard:

For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

 

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today’s update:

Travel Guidance Updated: 

The state's guidance for travelers was updated on April 10 to clarify several points. International and domestic travelers are not required to quarantine or be tested after arriving in New York provided they are asymptomatic. However, fully vaccinated individuals who have not recovered from a COVID-19 infection within the past 3 months are  recommended to get tested 3-5 days after arrival. Unvaccinated individuals who have not recovered from a COVID-19 infection within the past 3 months are also recommended to get tested 3-5 days after arrival and to consider quarantining for 7-10 days. Unvaccinated healthcare personnel who have not recovered from COVID-19 infection within the past 3 months are required to furlough for 7 days and be tested on day 3, 4, or 5 after arrival in New York from international travel (without testing, they must furlough for 10 days). Also of note: this guidance specifies that only individuals who have received one of the vaccines approved by the FDA (Moderna, Pfizer, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) are considered "fully vaccinated." This excludes individuals who received any other vaccine available outside the U.S.

Please remember to complete the Molloy travel form if you are traveling internationally.

Free Crisis Counseling Services Available: 

NY Project Hope is a FEMA-funded program providing free, confidential crisis counseling in response to the pandemic. Crisis counselors who can also connect callers with other resources staff their emotional support hotline. For more information, go to  https://nyprojecthope.org.

Health Commissioner Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: 

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker issued a brief statement Tuesday addressing the state's decision to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in accordance with the federal government's decision. Click here to read the full statement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

 

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today’s update:

The state’s vaccine eligibility guidance has been formally updated to include people 16 and over who “study in New York State.” Molloy students should not need more than proof of their date of birth, insurance card, and a student ID in order to be vaccinated.

As a reminder, there are several ways to schedule appointments via:

New York State Dashboard:

For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

 

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here are today's updates:

COVID-19 Vaccinations:
Molloy College strongly encourages all those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be vaccinated. Anyone 16 and older is now eligible for the vaccine.  You can sign up for the vaccine here.

For general information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and New York State's vaccine distribution plan, please visit New York State's COVID-19 vaccination website.

Roll up your sleeves and get the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more specific COVID-19 vaccine information, please visit the following CDC webpages:

New York State Dashboard:
For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.
 

 

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is a travel reminder:

If you are travelling outside of the United States, please remember to complete the Molloy College Travel Screenin form.

New York State Dashboard:
For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

 

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here are today's updates:

Domestic Travel Quarantine Ends April 1: The Governor announced that beginning April 1st, travelers to New York from all other US states or territories will not be required to quarantine upon arrival to New York, irrespective of vaccination status. The Department of Health still recommends quarantine as an added precaution. Travelers must still complete the state’s Traveler Health Form and take other precautions, including social distancing, avoiding gatherings, and wearing masks. This only applies to those travelling domestically.

International travelers are still subject to CDC guidance requiring a negative test result prior to boarding a flight to the United States and are still required to quarantine upon arrival to New York for 10 days (with no test) or 7 days (with a negative test 3-5 days after arrival). Anyone traveling internationally must also complete Molloy’s travel screening form after April 1st. Only those travelling outside of the United States will need to complete this form as of April 1st.

If you plan to travel during the Easter break, please review some important safety tips from the CDC here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

 


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here are additional updates from CICU:

Vaccine Eligibility Age Lowers Tomorrow: Today Governor Cuomo announced that beginning tomorrow (March 23) individuals age 50 and over will be eligible for vaccination. That update will be reflected on the state’s appointment scheduling tool, available here.

Pharmacies Can Vaccinate People with Comorbidities: The state has expanded the list of groups that pharmacies are eligible to vaccinate to include people with comorbidities in addition to those eligible because of their age and teachers. College faculty and staff are not eligible to be vaccinated at pharmacies (unless they also qualify based on age or health condition); the expansion to include teachers was based on a federal mandate specific to P-12 teachers.

State Reviewing CDC’s Updates to Classroom Guidance: Last week the CDC updated its guidance for P-12 classrooms to allow students who are masked to be seated at desks 3 feet part, rather than the 6 feet of distance originally required. The CDC has not made a similar update to its guidance for higher education. The state DOH is reviewing the CDC’s new guidance; we will keep you updated if any New York policies change.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

 

Dear Molloy Community,

Molloy College strongly encourages all those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be vaccinated. Please visit New York State’s COVID-19 eligibility questionnaire to see if you are eligible for the vaccine. Those who are eligible for the vaccine can schedule an appointment using the same link.

For general information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and New York State’s vaccine distribution plan, please visit New York State’s COVID-19 vaccination website.

For more specific COVID-19 vaccine information, please visit the following CDC webpages:


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

 

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here are today's updates:

  • Due to the low number of COVID cases on campus, indoor dining has been reopened. 
  • Resident students are permitted to visit other residence halls in common spaces only.
  • If you are traveling, please remember to complete this form.

CDC Recommends Two Masks:

This week the CDC also updated its guidance on masking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying that wearing a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask decreased exposure to potentially infectious aerosols by 95 percent in lab tests. Click here to reach the CDC's research. 

New York will follow updated CDC quarantine guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals:

Yesterday, the CDC announced that individuals who have received both vaccine doses, and at least two weeks have passed since the second dose, are no longer required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is infected with the virus. New York is updating its guidance to follow the CDC. Everyone, including those who have been fully vaccinated, should continue to wear masks and social distance.

New York State Dashboard:

For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,
The Coronavirus Task Force

 

Dear Molloy Community,

We need your help!

Due to the recent spike in positive cases, and to minimize future positive cases, we need every single person to wear a face mask, practice frequent hand washing, and maintain at least a six-foot social distance at all times.

We urge you to not gather in groups inside or outside of any Molloy location. Every single one of us plays a major role in minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, please visit the CDC website.

New York State Dashboard:
For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

We are a strong and caring community and need everyone to follow the guidelines that are in place to keep our community safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,
The Coronavirus Task Force

 

Dear Molloy Community,

Here are some important reminders for the Reopening of College Buildings and offices on Tuesday, January 19, 2021:

  1. If you recently traveled outside of NY to a non-contiguous location, you MUST complete the travel screening form and submit proof of negative test results and/or proof of quarantine in order to be permitted to come to a Molloy location.
  2. All employees, students and visitors coming to a Molloy location, MUST submit a daily symptom questionnaire by 10am the same day.
  3. All employees and visitors must have their temperature taken at a temperature kiosk upon arrival each day and students living on campus must utilize the temperature kiosk in their residence hall twice daily.
  4. Masks MUST be worn at all times unless you are eating or drinking. At that time you may briefly remove your mask.
  5. No more than two people are permitted to sit at the same table in the Anselma Room. Please do not move chairs.
  6. No more than two people are permitted inside any study room on campus.
  7. The James E. Tobin Library will be open Monday-Thursday from 9am-7pm. Interlibrary Loan Services can be accessed here.
  8. If you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 please notify covid19@molloy.edu immediately.
  9. Here is a link to video resources on COVID-19 guidelines.

For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force


We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:

Vaccine Update

Please note that Molloy is not a vaccination site at this time.  If that changes, we will let you know.

We received the below information from CICU (Council for Independent Colleges and Universities) and will continue to keep you updated as we receive more details:

  1. The supply of vaccine the state is currently receiving from the federal government is not sufficient to vaccinate all eligible Phase 1A and 1B persons at once. As a result, the state is prioritizing vaccination of certain groups within eligible Phase 1B groups. If the state is able to secure an increased vaccine allocation from the federal government, Phase 1B vaccine distribution will be adjusted accordingly.
  2. Higher education faculty and staff will be included in Phase 1B but not immediately. Educators and staff at the P-12 level are being given first priority and the Governor's office says higher education faculty/staff will be made eligible in the coming weeks.
  3. Higher education faculty and staff are being considered "essential workers" not "education workers" by the state and additional categories of essential workers will continue to be added to the Phase 1B eligibility over the coming weeks.
  4. That means that higher education faculty/staff are not eligible to begin making reservations to be vaccinated on Monday, 1/11, except for those who are 75 years or older.
  5. The other categories of campus faculty/staff/students that we have previously confirmed to be eligible to be vaccinated remain eligible (student health employees in patient-facing roles, employees administering COVID-19 tests, students on clinical rotations with patient-facing roles, and anyone who volunteers to administer COVID-19 vaccines). 
  6. In addition, student teachers working in P-12 schools during the spring semester are eligible to be vaccinated beginning Monday, 1/11.
  7. Our understanding is that those who are currently eligible should complete this form to make a reservation to be vaccinated.

While many new populations become eligible to be vaccinated today and many new vaccine distribution sites are slated to open including pharmacies, doctors' offices, and the Javits Center, the supply of vaccine the state is receiving from the federal government is not increasing. With more than 4.2 million people eligible to be vaccinated in Phases 1A and 1B, current estimates are that it will take 14 weeks to vaccinate everyone in those phases, including higher education faculty/staff, if the supply of vaccine does not increase. This situation continues to change rapidly; we will keep you updated as it develops.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force


We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:

Please remember to complete the travel screening form if you have travelled outside of NYS to a non-contiguous location.

Current Vaccine Eligibility: We have received confirmation from the Department of Health that a number of groups on our campuses are currently eligible to be vaccinated. Those groups are:

  1. Campus health employees with patient-facing roles (including clinicians, administrative staff, and any others who interact with patients in person)
  2. Any campus staff who administer COVID-19 tests (those who actually do swabs for sample collection)
  3. Students on clinical rotations who have patient-facing roles
  4. Any campus staff/student volunteer who administers COVID-19 vaccines (those actually doing the injections, not solely in administrative roles)

To check eligibility and find a vaccine distribution site, use this form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force


Happy New Year, Molloy Community,

Please note that the physical Molloy locations remain closed at this time and buildings are locked, with the exception of 30 Hempstead Avenue, which is open for Intersession classes.  All other buildings cannot be accessed at this time unless there is an approved appointment to be there.

Please remember that if you have traveled outside of New York, you MUST complete the travel form here.

If you traveled to a non-contiguous state, or another country, you will need to provide two negative test results to Health Services in order to be able to return to a Molloy location.  Additional information on this can be found here.

Also, on December 26, 2020, the New York State Department of Health updated its mandatory quarantine requirements to align with CDC guidelines. They have shortened the quarantine period for asymptomatic individuals from 14 days to 10 days. It is important to be aware of a few details:

  • This shortened quarantine period applies to (i) those asymptomatic individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 and (ii) those asymptomatic individuals who have traveled to a non-border state or CDC level 2 or higher country. It does NOT apply to those who have tested positive.
  • As long as the individual does not develop symptoms, they may end quarantine after 10 days; however, they still must monitor their symptoms through day 14. If symptoms develop during that time, they must isolate and contact their medical provider or their local DOH and Health Services at COVID19@molloy.edu.

For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard. You may also visit our website for COVID-19 updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

December 22, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

Here are today's updates:

Winter Holidays

  • Please click here for information from the CDC on winter holidays and safety tips.

Travel Screening

  • All employees and students who have recently traveled or who are planning to travel outside of the state of New York, must complete this form. This applies to all international travel as well as out-of-state domestic travel, unless such travel is to a state that is contiguous to New York (i.e., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont). Individuals traveling to a contiguous state do NOT need to complete this form and do NOT need to comply with New York's COVID-19 Travel Advisory.
  • Please remember to follow the latest travel guidance which can be found here.

Vaccine Information

  • Please view this Department of Defense graphic  which depicts changes that were implemented to get the COVID-19 vaccine created, tested, and distributed more quickly. As you can see, the COVID-19 vaccines are following the same rigorous process as previous vaccines.
  • Please be aware of COVID-19 vaccine scams and ways in which you can protect yourself here.

For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard. You may also visit our website for COVID-19 updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season.  Please check your email during the holidays in case we have some important updates.  See you next year!

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

December 18, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

Please see below information regarding the COVID vaccine.

  1. New York launched a new website about the COVID-19 vaccine with everything you need to know. It provides New Yorkers with a one-stop location for accurate and up to date information on the vaccine, safety, distribution priorities and more. On the site, New Yorkers can find general information about the vaccine, a detailed Frequently Asked Questions section that provides facts about the vaccine's safety and efficacy, and other questions you may have.

  2. The State has identified Regional Vaccination Hubs to develop vaccination networks ahead of Phase 2. These hubs will be led by local hospital systems and will work with community leaders to develop vaccination networks, which will guide vaccination administration for the second phase. Long Island’s hospital partner is Northwell Health. NYC’s hospital partner is Greater New York Hospital Association. Under the state's plan, the second phase of administration will focus on essential workers and individuals in the general public who are most at risk.

  3. Vaccinating Students, Faculty, Staff: In conversations with the NYS Department of Health over the past few weeks, the Council for Independent Colleges and Universities has asked for their assessment of where students, faculty, and staff will fall in the vaccination priority list and have asked that they consider several sub-groups that may need to be further prioritized. We will share details on this as soon as we receive them.

  4. Cost of Vaccination: On December 16th, the Governor said that no one in New York will be charged for the COVID-19 vaccination. To that end, the state Department of Financial Services has issued a directive to insurers requiring that they cover any cost associated with vaccinations.

For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard. You may also visit our website for COVID-19 updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,
The Coronavirus Task Force

December 11, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Colleagues,

We hope that you are doing well as you prepare for the end of the Fall semester. This semester has been unique in its challenges, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work together to support our students and continue the great work we do here at Molloy.

As we prepare for the end of this semester and our return in the spring, we will continue to closely monitor the data related to COVID-19, the number of cases in our region and guidance from New York State and our local departments of health so we can communicate any potential changes to you immediately. Any decisions regarding changes in our Spring semester plans, made in consultation with the President’s Cabinet, will be shared with you immediately. For up-to-date information about the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard. You may also visit our website for COVID-19 updates.

The College is prepared to be nimble and proactive as we navigate the ongoing crisis. While it remains our plan to begin instruction on January 4th for Intersession classes and January 19th for the Spring semester, should it become necessary to alter our decision regarding how coursework will be delivered and if the campus will be open for those taking in-person classes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. We ask that you monitor your email during the holidays and in early to mid-January.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact jbiscari@molloy.edu.

We wish you happy, healthy and safe holidays, and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,
The Coronavirus Task Force

December 7, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

Here are some reminders that are extremely important:

Reporting of Positive Test Results to Health Services 

If you test positive for COVID-19 while the College is operating remotely, please notify Health Services immediately at covid19@molloy.edu and remember to include your full name, ID number and best phone number to reach you.  If possible, please include any test results that you receive in your email. 

We continue to care about your health and safety and that of others. As of today, we have 18 positive cases and wish to remind you of the importance of wearing masks and social distancing.   For up to date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

Travel Screening Form

Also, until further notice, this Travel Screening Form  must be completed by anyone who has traveled or plans to travel outside New York to any non-contiguous state. This applies to all international as well as out-of-state domestic travel, unless such travel is to a state that is contiguous to New York, (i.e., NJ, PA, CT, MA, and VT). An individual traveling to a contiguous state does NOT need to complete this form and does not need to comply with New York's COVID-19 Travel Advisory.  For more information, please see the New York Department of Health COVID-19 Travel Advisory. 

Access to Rockville Centre Campus, Houses, and 30 Hempstead

Appointments are available and can be obtained by using the office reservations form on Ad Astra. There is one person permitted per office, per hour, between 9 am and 7 pm. There are no exceptions to this.  You are not permitted to come to campus or enter any building if you do not have an approved appointment. 

  • Appointments MUST be made in advance. Once it is within 24 hours of the requested appointment time, you will not be able to submit a request. 
  • If you have been approved to come to a Molloy location and do NOT feel well, you MUST STAY HOME and contact health services at covid19@molloy.edu.
  • Upon arrival to campus, please call (516) 323-3500 to inform Public Safety which building you will need access to. Public Safety will meet you at your building to let you in.  Please call (516) 323-3500 when you leave your building.  The Hagan Center will be open due to lab hours and will not require Public Safety to let you in.
  • Please remember that any time you are approved to come to a Molloy location, you MUST submit a daily symptom questionnaire by 10am. You must also utilize the temperature kiosk upon arrival and wear a mask.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

November 20, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

Here are some reminders as we prepare to go fully remote beginning Wednesday, November 25th.

For anyone currently on campus, please remember to take home items you will need while learning or working remotely. There is no guarantee we will be able to give you access to campus after November 24th.  In addition, computer equipment should NOT be taken from any Molloy location without approval from IT. 

Access to Rockville Centre Campus, Houses, and 30 Hempstead

Appointments are available and can be obtained by using the office reservations form on Ad Astra. There is one person permitted per office, per hour, between 9 am and 7 pm. There are no exceptions to this.  You are not permitted to come to campus or enter any building if you do not have an approved appointment. 

Appointments must be made in advance. Once it is within 24 hours of the requested appointment time you will not be able to submit a request. You must also complete the COVID-19 health questionnaire.  It must be filled out and submitted the same day and each day you have been approved to come to campus. It cannot be completed on an earlier day. In addition, anyone who has been approved to come to campus must wear a face covering while inside.  

Upon arrival to campus, please call (516) 323-3500 to inform Public Safety which building you will be needing access to. Please wait outside of your building, and a Public Safety Officer will meet you and let you in.  Please call (516) 323-3500 when you leave your building.  The Hagan Center will be open due to lab hours and will not require Public Safety to let you in.

Travel Screening Form

Also, until further notice, this Travel Screening Form  must be completed by anyone who has traveled or plans to travel outside New York to any non-contiguous state. This applies to all international as well as out-of-state domestic travel, unless such travel is to a state that is contiguous to New York, (i.e., NJ, PA, CT, MA, and VT). An individual traveling to a contiguous state does NOT need to complete this form and does not need to comply with New York's COVID-19 Travel Advisory.  For more information, please see the New York Department of Health COVID-19 Travel Advisory. 

Health Services 

If you test positive for COVID-19 while the College is operating remotely, please notify Health Services immediately at covid19@molloy.edu and remember to include your full name, ID number and best phone number to reach you.  If possible, please include any test results that you receive in your email. 

Thanksgiving Holiday 

Here is a link to CDC's Thanksgiving Guidelines that will be helpful to you as you plan your Thanksgiving holiday. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we look forward to "seeing" everyone next semester.  Please continue to check your email for important updates throughout the holiday season and while we learn and work remotely.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

November 18, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:

Thanksgiving Holiday:

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to share some information related to travel, taken from the American College Health Association (ACHA). If you MUST travel during the holiday, please be safe.   

Travel Advice: Reduce the number of stops on the trip. Take a direct flight if possible, and if driving, pack food/snacks for the car trip.  

• Delay travel if sick or exposed. Anyone feeling ill, recently diagnosed with COVID-19 (within 10 days), or exposed to someone with COVID-19 (within 14 days) should self-isolate and delay travel. Students and employees should follow guidance from their health care provider regarding when recommended isolation/quarantine periods are complete and travel can be resumed.
• Take safety precautions during travel, especially if using public transportation. Wear a face covering at all times and consider also wearing a face shield. Stay at least 6 feet away from other people; if not possible on public transportation, sit as far away from other passengers as possible. Carry and use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) frequently. 
• Use a disinfecting/sanitizing wipe to clean any touchable surfaces in the vehicle in which you are traveling. This includes planes, trains, and other forms of transportation. 
• Re-check for any requirements or restrictions at your travel destination. 
• The least risky option is private transportation by yourself or your family members. If in a car with others outside the household, wear a mask and sit in the back seat if someone else is driving. If weather conditions permit, open the windows. 

For up to date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

November 16, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:

Please click here for a message from the COVID-19 Task Force.

For up-to-date information on the number of cases at Molloy, please utilize the New York State Dashboard

We will continue to keep you up to date as the semester progresses and ask that you continue to follow safety precautions and view the NYS Dashboard daily for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 related cases.  Please know that these numbers fluctuate based on when the cases are reported to when they are no longer active.  We continue to take every precaution to ensure everyone's safety and thank you for all you continue to do to keep us safe by following the safety protocols we have put in place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

November 13, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:Dear Molloy Community,

Due to the recent uptick in the number of positive cases in New York StateNassau County and on our campus, we urge everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wear face masks and follow the guidelines and protocols from our Health Services Department, CDC, NYS and local health department as set forth in our Fall Restart Plan.  With a little more than one week of face-to face campus activity left to this semester, we need your help by asking you to continue to adhere to the guidelines and protocols that have been put in place for our protection. Please help us get to November 24th in the safest way possible and remember to stay home if you are sick. 

As a reminder and included in our Fall and Spring Restart Plans, "all members of the Molloy community at all Molloy locations are expected to fully comply with all CDC, NYS, local health department, and Molloy policies, protocols, procedures, and guidelines outlined in this document and elsewhere at all times. Failure to adhere to all required policies, protocols, procedures and guidelines may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to termination, dismissal and/or loss of privileges, including access to campus buildings and resources. All members of the Molloy community are expected to share the responsibilities of halting the spread of the coronavirus. If you observe non-compliance of any COVID-19 related policy, protocol, procedure, or guideline, please contact your supervisor."  You may also contact Public Safety at (516) 323-3500. 

We would also like to thank Danielle, Kellie, and Lauren from Health Services, who continually work to keep all of us safe.  As difficult as it might be to understand the protocols that are mandated, we ask that you keep Molloy's sense of community in your mind when you are contacted by Health Services.  It is in your best interest and that of our students and employees to adhere to the guidelines and do what is mandated, whether you are advised to get a PCR test, quarantine, or fill out the daily health questionnaire, as examples.  All of these directives and more have been put in place to keep all of us safe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

November 11, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:

We write to inform you that we currently have nine (9) active positive COVID-19 cases. This is the largest number of active cases we have had this semester. Please do your part to help minimize the spread - wash your hands frequently, maintain at least six feet distance from other people, wear a mask, and stay home if you are sick.

For information videos, please click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

November 10, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:

Spring Plan:

Attached is the Spring 2021 plan. This will also be posted on our website within the week for your convenience. Please let us know if you have any questions. Some of the highlights of the plan include:

• The Monday-Thursday of Spring Break have been removed in an effort to minimize travel. This is a consistent practice with colleges in our area and across the country aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to our revised Spring calendar for more information.
• The library will be physically open on a modified schedule. Students will be able to access the library in person and virtually.
• Currently, there are over 80 new housing applicants for the Spring semester. Anticipated occupancy is around 210 people. Single and double rooms will be available. Triple rooms will not be available.
• We anticipate 30% in-person instruction vs. 24% last semester.
• Athletics is planning for a Spring season and is waiting on final guidance from the NCAA and the East Coast Conference as well as the final testing regimen details for our athletes.
• The installation of needlepoint bipolar ionization systems throughout the RVC campus (excluding Kellenberg Hall) will continue.
• There is a plan to transition the daily symptom questionnaire to app format for Spring 2021.

Holiday Season Notification:

As we enter the Holiday season and prepare to go remote, Health Services will still need to be notified of any positive COVID-19 cases and exposures after November 24. Information regarding positive cases and exposures can be e-mailed to Health Services at COVID19@molloy.edu. Any information shared should include the individual’s name, ID number and the best phone number that they can be contacted.

You can also call Health Services at 516-323-3467. If the phone is not answered when you call, please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number.

The nurses can be contacted individually at the following addresses:
Kellie McDonough: Kmcdonough1@molloy.edu
Danielle Giovanniello: Dgiovanniello@molloy.edu.

Antigen Testing:

This is a reminder that Molloy is offering free antigen testing to students and employees on Thursday, November 12 between 9am-4pm in Public Square 050. Please sign up for an appointment here. If you make an appointment, please be sure to mark your calendar and attend the appointment.

Travel Restrictions Reminder:

As a reminder, Governor Cuomo announced a significant and welcomed change to New York State's travel advisory policy: effective November 4, 2020, travelers to New York will not be required to quarantine for 14 days* provided they meet certain COVID-19 testing conditions. While this is a welcome change to the previous 14-day quarantine model, every student and employee must fill out the travel questionnaire before leaving or upon returning to New York State unless traveling to a state that borders New York.

*The new policy allows travelers to avoid a 14-day quarantine if they meet conditions 1-3 below:

1. Have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days before arrival in New York.
2. Quarantine for three days upon arrival in New York; and
3. On the fourth day in New York, get re-tested for COVID-19. If both tests are negative, the traveler can cease quarantine. If either test is positive, they must isolate.
4. Additionally,

• Those coming from non-border states who do not follow the above testing regimen would be required to quarantine for 14 days.
• Travelers who were only out of state for less than 24 hours do not need to quarantine but must get a test on Day Four of their arrival back in New York.
• Those traveling to and from New York’s border states, i.e., New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont, are not subject to testing or quarantine.

New York State Dashboard:

We will continue to keep you up to date as the semester progresses and ask that you continue to follow safety precautions and view the NYS Dashboard daily for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 related cases. Please know that these numbers fluctuate based on when the cases are reported to when they are no longer active. We continue to take every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety and thank you for all you continue to do to keep us safe by following the safety protocols we have put in place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

November 6, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:

Antigen Testing:

This is a reminder that Molloy is offering free antigen testing to students and employees on Thursday, November 12 between 9am-4pm in Public Square 050.  Please sign up for an appointment here.  If you make an appointment, please be sure to mark your calendar and show up for it. 

New York State Dashboard: 

We will continue to keep you up to date as the semester progresses and ask that you continue to follow safety precautions and view theNYS Dashboard daily for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 related cases.  Please know that these numbers fluctuate based on when the cases are reported to when they are no longer active.  We continue to take every precaution to ensure everyone's safety and thank you for all you continue to do to keep us safe by following the safety protocols we have put in place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

November 2, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here is today's update:

This past Saturday, Governor Cuomo announced a significant and welcomed change to New York State's travel advisory policy: effective November 4th, 2020, travelers to New York will not be required to quarantine for 14 days* provided they meet certain COVID-19 testing conditions. While this is a welcome change to the previous 14-day quarantine model, every student and employee must fill out the travel questionnaire before leaving or upon returning to New York State unless traveling to a state that borders New York.

The new policy allows travelers to avoid a 14-day quarantine if they meet conditions 1-3 below:

  1. Have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days before arrival in New York.
  2. Quarantine for three days upon arrival in New York; and
  3. On the fourth day in New York, get re-tested for COVID-19. If the test is negative, the traveler can cease quarantine. If it is positive, they must isolate.

Additionally:

  • Those coming from non-border states who do not follow the above testing regime would be required to quarantine for 14 days.
  • Travelers who were only out of state for less than 24 hours do not need to quarantine but must get a test on Day Four of their arrival back in New York.
  • Those traveling to and from New York’s border states, i.e., New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont, are not subject to testing or quarantine.

We will continue to keep you up to date as the semester progresses and ask that you continue to follow safety precautions and view the NYS Dashboard daily for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 related cases. Please know that these numbers fluctuate based on when the cases are reported to when they are no longer active. We continue to take every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety and thank you for all you continue to do to keep us safe by following the safety protocols we have put in place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

October 30, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here are today's updates:

We are experiencing a small increase in positive cases at Molloy. Please remember to do your part by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and washing your hands regularly. For the current list of cases, please visit the NYS Dashboard.

Spring 2021 Calendar Update As a follow-up to this past Tuesday's update (shown below) regarding the Spring 2021 schedule, please note that Sub-term V had to be adjusted and is highlighted, below. We are also providing the link to the revised catalog for your convenience.

Please also note that the degree award date for Fall 2020 has been amended to Dec. 21, 2020.


Copy of Tuesday's Update 

Dear Molloy Community,

Out of an abundance of caution and with consideration given to public health recommendations, we are writing to update you on the College's plans for the 2021 Winter Intersession and Spring semester, including changes planned for Spring Break. Following conversations with representatives from all College constituencies, the following has been decided:

Winter Intersession:
  • Winter Intersession will take place as planned from Monday,  January 4, to Friday, January 14, 2021. Classes will be taught in a variety of formats.

Spring 2021:
  • The Spring 2021 semester will begin as planned on Tuesday,  January 19, 2021 and last class/finals end on Friday, May 7. Courses will be offered in a mixture of in-person, hybrid and online modalities.
 
Changes to Spring Break:

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the College will be eliminating Spring Break in March to discourage travel to and from high-risk areas followed by a return to campus. The overview of the revised Spring schedule, including days off from class, is below and was created to adhere to best practices in public health. (A link to the online calendar will be forthcoming.)
 
Spring Term:
 
Tuesday, January 19                     Classes begin for the Spring Semester

Monday, February 15                   President's Day (College closed) Monday
                                                          Makeup courses on Wednesday, February 17

Wednesday, February 17             Monday courses will be held

Monday, March 15 to
    Thursday, March 18                  Classes in session; Spring break eliminated

Friday, March 19                            No classes; offices open. (Friday Makeup
                                                          courses on Tuesday, April 27)

Saturday, March 20 and               Classes in session, Spring break eliminated
   Sunday, March 21                         

Thursday, April 1 to
   Monday, April 5                          Easter Break (travel strongly discouraged)

Tuesday, April 20                           Founder's Day; College closed

Tuesday, April 27                           Friday courses will be held
 
Wednesday, April 28 to
    Friday, April 30                           Study Days

Saturday, May 1 to
    Friday, May 7                              Finals Week

Sub-terms:

Spring I    (7 Weeks) -     January 19 - March 10
Spring II   (7 Weeks) -     March 11 - May 7 (Changed)
Spring III  (3 Weeks) -     January 19 - February 8
Spring IV  (3 Weeks) -     February 9 - March 3
Spring V   (3 Weeks) -     March 5 - March 26 (Changed)
Spring VI  (3 Weeks) -     March 29 - April 19 (Changed)

This decision was made following campus-wide discussion and based on updated health and safety guidelines from the Governor's office.  We are aware of the potential challenges this decision may cause but please know that the health and safety of everyone on campus is of utmost importance.

We want to thank the faculty, staff and administrators for all of your hard work, flexibility and dedication in preparing and delivering a stellar Fall semester for our students.  Fully aware that everyone has been doing their part in keeping our community safe, we wish to take this opportunity to highlight the staff in our Custodial Services, Maintenance, Health Services and Public Safety areas for assisting all of us during this pandemic.

If you have any questions related to these calendar changes, please contact the leadership in your academic discipline or Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.
 
Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.
 

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

October 29, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here are today's updates:

Many of you may have seen the media coverage in recent days about the new air purification system that Molloy is currently installing in our three residence halls and many other buildings on the Rockville Centre campus. The product is a state-of-the art system and we are pleased that Molloy is the first college on Long Island to take advantage of this new technology. After this installation is complete (in the next week or two), we will be installing the product throughout the campus. Most of the installations will be completed over the next few months.

Molloy will use CARES Act funding to support this project. The College received a grant from the Town of Hempstead in the summer. The grant reimburses Molloy for expenses that are “necessary expenditures due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19,” according to the CARES Act.

This latest project is one of many ways we are working to protect the Molloy community. We have been adding MERV-13 filters in our buildings and at our off-campus locations as we receive them.

The result of all of these efforts from everyone is that we have had minimal cases of COVID-19 during this semester. We want to thank everyone for your continued adherence to safety protocols as we look to the last few weeks of this semester and beyond.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

October 27, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

 
Dear Molloy Community,

Out of an abundance of caution and with consideration given to public health recommendations, we are writing to update you on the College's plans for the 2021 Winter Intersession and Spring semester, including changes planned for Spring Break. Following conversations with representatives from all College constituencies, the following has been decided:

Winter Intersession:
  • Winter Intersession will take place as planned from Monday,  January 4, to Friday, January 14, 2021. Classes will be taught in a variety of formats.

Spring 2021:
  • The Spring 2021 semester will begin as planned on Tuesday,  January 19, 2021 and last class/finals end on Friday, May 7. Courses will be offered in a mixture of in-person, hybrid and online modalities.
 
Changes to Spring Break:

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the College will be eliminating Spring Break in March to discourage travel to and from high-risk areas followed by a return to campus. The overview of the revised Spring schedule, including days off from class, is below and was created to adhere to best practices in public health. (A link to the online calendar will be forthcoming.)
 
Spring Term:
 
Tuesday, January 19                     Classes begin for the Spring Semester

Monday, February 15                   President's Day (College closed) Monday
                                                          Makeup courses on Wednesday, February 17

Wednesday, February 17             Monday courses will be held

Monday, March 15 to
    Thursday, March 18                  Classes in session; Spring break eliminated

Friday, March 19                            No classes; offices open. (Friday Makeup
                                                          courses on Tuesday, April 27)

Saturday, March 20 and               Classes in session, Spring break eliminated
   Sunday, March 21                         

Thursday, April 1 to
   Monday, April 5                          Easter Break (travel strongly discouraged)

Tuesday, April 20                           Founder's Day; College closed

Tuesday, April 27                           Friday courses will be held
 
Wednesday, April 28 to
    Friday, April 30                           Study Days

Saturday, May 1 to
    Friday, May 7                              Finals Week

Sub-terms:

Spring I    (7 Weeks) -     January 19 - March 10
Spring II   (7 Weeks) -     March 11 - May 7 (Changed)
Spring III  (3 Weeks) -     January 19 - February 8
Spring IV  (3 Weeks) -     February 9 - March 3
Spring V   (3 Weeks) -     March 8 - March 28 (Changed)
Spring VI  (3 Weeks) -     March 29 - April 19 (Changed)

This decision was made following campus-wide discussion and based on updated health and safety guidelines from the Governor's office.  We are aware of the potential challenges this decision may cause but please know that the health and safety of everyone on campus is of utmost importance.

We want to thank the faculty, staff and administrators for all of your hard work, flexibility and dedication in preparing and delivering a stellar Fall semester for our students.  Fully aware that everyone has been doing their part in keeping our community safe, we wish to take this opportunity to highlight the staff in our Custodial Services, Maintenance, Health Services and Public Safety areas for assisting all of us during this pandemic.

If you have any questions related to these calendar changes, please contact the leadership in your academic discipline or Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.
 
Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.
 
Sincerely,
 
The Coronavirus Task Force

October 23, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

 
Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well. Here are today's updates:

Post-Thanksgiving

The College will go fully remote beginning November 25th and will operate on a schedule similar to this past summer.  

Since the purpose of going remote as of Thanksgiving is to stop the spread of COVID-19, we will not allow studying, printing, etc. at any Molloy location. Clubs and student events will not be permitted to happen in person at any Molloy location.

If there are extenuating circumstances and a student does not have a safe space to study, etc., please contact Janine Biscari directly to make arrangements.

Please understand that:

  1. All buildings will be locked.
  2. Employees who need to work from their office will need to make an appointment and will be let into their building by a Public Safety Officer upon arrival.
  3. Any use of Molloy facilities by students for academic purposes will be possible only in situations where prior arrangements have been made by your academic program and approved by leadership. Students will be contacted directly by their program director with all pertinent information.

News from New York State

Cluster Zone Updates, Additions: During a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo announced several changes to the cluster zones announced last week.

  1. Ozone Park in Queens was added to the Queens cluster yellow zone.
  2. Areas of Far Rockaway, Queens that were designated red and orange are now all designated yellow.
  3. Areas of Brooklyn that were designated orange are now designated yellow; areas designated red remain red.
  4. Broome County’s cluster remains yellow.
  5. Rockland County’s cluster remains designated red and yellow.
  6. Orange County’s cluster remains designated red and yellow. 
  7. A new cluster was identified in Steuben County and designated yellow.
  8. A new cluster was identified in Chemung County and designated orange and yellow.

Click here to see the State’s updated cluster maps. 

Click here to access a tool to check whether a specific address is within a cluster. 

Click here for details on the metrics the State is now using to designate “micro-clusters.”

In Red zones, schools and non-essential businesses must close and non-essential gatherings are prohibited, among other restrictions. In Orange zones, schools must close but most businesses (except gyms, hair salons, personal care services, and other high-risk businesses) may open and gatherings are limited to 10 people. In Yellow zones, schools and all non-essential businesses are permitted to open and gatherings are limited to 25 people. Click here for detailed guidance on the restrictions within clusters. 

Clarification from DOH on Travel Quarantine: The Department of Health provided the following clarification on this week’s travel advisory updates impacting Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania:

  1. As of October 20, 2020, neighboring states, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania now meet the criteria for travel restrictions to NYS.
  2. However, due to the interconnected nature of NYS, CT, NJ, and PA – and the volume of workers that travel between states - a quarantine is not practically viable.
  3. Essential workers coming to NYS from CT, NJ, and PA do not need to submit a request for a travel exemption.
  4. No one from CT, NJ or PA has to complete the travel form.
  5. Teachers, school staff, and students from CT, NJ, and PA can go to work at/attend school in NY.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

 

Sincerely, 

The Coronavirus Task Force

October 21, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.  Here are today's updates:

As a result of the long Columbus Day weekend, we are experiencing a slight uptick in the number of positive cases (7) as well as those individuals under quarantine and isolation (these numbers fluctuate often).  There have been no additional positive cases reported in the last 48 hours.  While these numbers are still relatively small, we wanted this to serve as a reminder to be vigilant in adhering to the safety protocols that have been put in place for students and employees.

Please continue to visit the NYS Dashboard for data that is reported to the State by us on a daily basis.  As a matter of clarity, please refer to the definitions, below, to help explain what you see on the dashboard:

  • Quarantine is defined as a person without symptoms who (1) has been designated as a close or proximate contact to someone known to have COVID-19; OR (2) has traveled internationally from a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country; OR (3) has traveled from a state impacted by the NYS Travel Advisory.
  • Isolation is defined as (1) a person who has tested positive for COVID-19; (2) a person who is suspected of having COVID-19 and awaiting test results; OR (3) a person who is ill with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 disease with no alternative diagnosis.

We will continue to keep you up to date as the semester progresses and ask that you continue to follow safety precautions and view the NYS Dashboard daily for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 related cases.  Please know that these numbers fluctuate based on when the cases are reported to when they are no longer active.  We continue to take every precaution to ensure everyone's safety and thank you for all you continue to do to keep us safe by following the safety protocols we have put in place.

Travel Protocol Reminder and Travel Advisory Update

Also, as we approach the holidays, it is important to remember that if you are traveling outside of New York at any time, you need to complete this form.  The Department of Health has issued updated guidance on the state's travel advisory. Click here to read the full guidance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.  

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

October 9, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.  Here are today's updates:

Antigen Testing:

The College is offering antigen testing* for free to Molloy employees, by appointment only, in Public Square 050, on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 13
Wednesday, October 28
Thursday, November 12 

Please sign up herePlease print and complete the attached form, and bring it with you to your testing appointment.

*Antigen testing is a nasal swab test that provides results within 20 minutes. Antigen testing has a 16% false negative rate and a 98% accurate rate on positives.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.  

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

October 2, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.  Here are today's updates:

COVID Alert NY APP

Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that the state has launched a new free app to aid with contact tracing. The app, COVID Alert NY, was developed by Google and Apple. When it is downloaded to a user's phone, the app utilizes Bluetooth technology to track the phone's proximity to the phones of other users who have downloaded the app.  If one of those people tests positive for COVID-19, the app contacts anyone who may have been in close contact. Users receive "exposure notifications" informing they may have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus and advising that they contact either their own physician or the state Department of Health. The app also provides information on quarantining and testing.

The app is free and available for both iPhone and Android. Click here for more information.  A document with additional details from the state is also attached.

Per the Governor, the app doesn't record identifying information about users.

Temperature Kiosks and COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire:

Please note:  All daily symptom questionnaires must be submitted by 10am each day you are approved to come to campus.

In addition to wearing masks and practicing social distancing, please remember that completing the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire and getting your temperature taken at a temperature kiosk is part of a shared, community-wide effort at minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  Please do your part for our college community by completing the questionnaire every day you are coming to campus and getting your temperature taken at a kiosk every day upon arrival.  Building entrances are clearly marked and temperature kiosks are located just inside these entrances.  See map.

Resident students are reminded that they must have their temperature taken twice per day in their residence hall.

If you have trouble filling out the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire, please ensure that you are entering the correct password.  If you need to reset your password, please go to either the employee password reset page or student password reset page.  If you still have difficulty completing the form after resetting your password, you may contact Jolanta Zuar (jzuar@molloy.edu) for assistance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.  

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

October 1, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.  Here are today's updates:

COVID-19 Testing

Wednesday, October 7, Baseline Health will conduct PCR Covid-19 diagnostic testing for employees and commuter students at the Molloy College Rockville Centre campus by appointment only.

  • Please use this link to make an appointment.
  • Please note that the mobile unit will be parked in front of Public Safety. 
  • This test will be processed through your insurance. While the first test for an asymptomatic individual should be fully covered, you are advised to contact your insurance carrier in advance to confirm that you will not be responsible for any fees associated with the test. It has been our experience that insurers are only covering the first surveillance test (i.e., test for asymptomatic individuals that have not had close contact with an infected person).
  • Please complete the attached forms and bring them with you to your appointment time along with a photo ID. Availability is limited so please make your appointment in advance.
      

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our email address, restart20@molloy.edu.  

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

September 24, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.  Here are today's updates:

Lessing's Food Service

In an effort to increase the speed of receiving your food orders, we highly recommend ordering food online via the Lessing's Café link. This online process will designate a time for you to pick up your food and is a great time saver.

COVID-19 Testing

For next week only, on Monday, September 28 and Wednesday, September 30, anyone who wishes to get a COVID-19 PCR test can have their test administered by Baseline at their Lynbrook site, which is 4 miles from our main campus.  You can register for an appointment using this link.  This location is near the Roller Hockey Rink off of Horton Avenue.

Also, we want to clarify that RVC campus PCR testing (not antibody testing), for employees working at a Molloy location and commuter students with face-to-face classes, will take place on Wednesday, October 7 and will most likely take place every Wednesday thereafter.  The link to sign up for an appointment will be sent out as soon as possible. 

Please note:

  • Tests will be billed through your insurance. While the tests should be fully covered, you are advised to contact your insurance carrier, in advance, to confirm you will not be responsible for any fees associated with your test. 
  • Due to the limited supply of tests available to us each week, we will only be able to take appointments on a first come, first serve basis.   
  • All resident students will continue to be tested once per week for the remainder of the Fall semester.
     

Temperature Kiosks and COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire

In addition to wearing masks and practicing social distancing, please remember that completing the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire and getting your temperature taken at a temperature kiosk is part of a shared, community-wide effort at minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  Please do your part for our college community by completing the questionnaire every day you are coming to campus and getting your temperature taken at a kiosk every day upon arrival.  Building entrances are clearly marked and temperature kiosks are located just inside these entrances.  See map.

Resident students are reminded that they must have their temperature taken twice per day in their residence hall.

If you have trouble filling out the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire, please ensure that you are entering the correct password.  If you need to reset your password, please go to either the employee password reset page or student password reset page.  If you still have difficulty completing the form after resetting your password, you may contact Jolanta Zuar (jzuar@molloy.edu) for assistance.

COVID-19 Dashboard

This is a reminder that a higher education COVID-19 Dashboard has been developed through the New York State Department of Health.  These numbers will be reported by our Health Services Department and will be updated daily. Beginning with the 14-day period starting August 28, 2020 to September 11, 2020, whenever 100 individuals of Molloy's total on-campus population test positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the location must immediately (1) transition all in-person learning to remote format(s) and (2) limit on-campus activities for a period of 14 days. A link for accessing this dashboard is now available under the Explore Section of the Coronavirus landing page on our website.

If You become Symptomatic or Someone in Your Home Tests Positive

If you become symptomatic or test positive or someone in your home tests positive, please STAY HOME and contact Health Services at 516.323.3467 or via email at studenthealthservices@molloy.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or by replying to this email. 

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

September 22, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.  Here are today's updates:

COVID-19 Dashboard

A higher education COVID-19 Dashboard has been developed through the New York State Department of Health.  These numbers will be reported by our Health Services Department and will be updated daily. Beginning with the 14-day period starting August 28, 2020 to September 11, 2020, whenever 100 individuals of Molloy's total on-campus population test positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the location must immediately (1) transition all in-person learning to remote format(s) and (2) limit on-campus activities for a period of 14 days. This COVID-19 Dashboard link will also be posted on our website for your convenience.

COVID-19 Testing

Beginning next week, Molloy College will offer testing by appointment for:

  1. employees working at a Molloy location and
  2. commuters with a face-to-face class, by appointment

 
Tests are free with insurance.  Please note that due to the limited supply of tests being made available to us each week, we will only be able to take appointments on a first come, first serve basis.  More information to follow.

All resident students will continue to be tested once per week for the remainder of the Fall semester.

Important Reminders

  1. If you become symptomatic or test positive or someone in your home tests positive, please STAY HOME and contact Health Services at 516.323.3467 or via email at studenthealthservices@molloy.edu.
  2. Please remember to have your temperature taken each day when you come to campus.  As a reminder, you only need to have your temperature taken once upon arrival each day.  Resident students are reminded that they must have their temperature taken twice per day.

    Building entrances are clearly marked and temperature kiosks are located just inside these entrances.  See map.
  3. If you have trouble filling out the COVID-19 Health Questionnaire, please ensure that you are entering the correct password.  If you need to reset your password, please go to either the employee password reset page or student password reset page.  If you still have difficulty completing the form after resetting your password, you may contact Jolanta Zuar (jzuar@molloy.edu) for assistance.
     

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or by replying to this email. 

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

September 18, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.  Here are today's updates:

COVID-19

We currently have four known positive COVID-19 cases. This number will change as new cases and recoveries are reported.  A daily reporting dashboard is being developed through New York State that will provide up-to-date information on positive cases and the link will be posted on the website as soon as it becomes available. We will notify you when the website has been updated.

Important Reminders

  1. If you become symptomatic or test positive or someone in your home tests positive, please STAY HOME and contact Health Services at 516.323.3467 or via email at studenthealthservices@molloy.edu.
  2. Please be aware of the shuttle schedule, which is located on our website. 
  3. Please remember to have your temperature taken each day when you come to campus.  As a reminder, you only need to have your temperature taken once upon arrival each day.  Resident students are reminded that they must have their temperature taken twice per day.
    Building entrances are clearly marked and temperature kiosks are located just inside these entrances. See map.
  4. If you have trouble filling out the COVID-19 Health Questionnaire, please ensure that you are entering the correct password.  If you need to reset your password, please go to either the employee password reset page or student password reset page.  If you still have difficulty completing the form after resetting your password, you may contact Jolanta Zuar (jzuar@molloy.edu) for assistance.
  5. For your information, clinical students were tested on August 31 and all of our resident students were tested on September 11.  Beginning next week, all resident students will continue to be tested once per week for the remainder of the Fall semester.

Informational Videos

Face Coverings

Temperature Kiosks

Online Ordering Through Lessings

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or by replying to this email. 

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

September 16, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.  Here are today's updates:

COVID-19

We currently have four known positive COVID-19 cases at Molloy. This number will change as new cases and recoveries are reported.  A daily reporting dashboard is being developed through New York State that will provide up-to-date information on positive cases and the link will be posted on the website as soon as it becomes available. We will notify you when the website has been updated.

Important Reminders

  1. If you are scheduled to be on campus and are no longer coming, please notify Molly Ballerstein at mballerstein@molloy.edu so that the schedule can be adjusted.
  2. You MUST have your temperature read at a temperature kiosk every day you are on campus.  Resident students must have their temperatures read twice daily.
  3. If you have a Molloy ID card and your name is appearing as "stranger" when you approach a kiosk or the kiosk is logging you as a name other than your own, please contact Joe Kuczyk at jkuczyk@molloy.edu

Informational Videos

Face Coverings

Temperature Kiosks

Online Ordering Through Lessings

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or by replying to this email. 

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

September 13, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Community,

Health Services has been notified that a resident student has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • To respect the privacy of the individual, they will remain anonymous. The individual did not attend a face to face class at any Molloy location.
  • The affected student has been brought to an isolation space on campus.
  • All spaces in which the student was present in the halls have been disinfected. 
  • The Department of Health will notify anyone who may have been exposed to the individual who tested positive, and give further instructions for required next steps.
  • Molloy has separate dedicated space in the residence halls for on-campus students to complete isolation periods, meeting all public health guidelines.

We are taking all necessary precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our community, in keeping with federal and state regulations. Together, we can ensure the Fall 2020 semester is safe and successful.

Please, do your part by wearing a face covering in all public spaces, social distancing, frequently washing your hands and tracking your symptoms daily.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or by replying to this email. 

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

September 10, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.   

COVID-19 Testing 

All resident students were required to have a negative COVID-19 test prior to their move-in date. We are speaking with another testing company regarding regular and systematic testing for residents for the remainder of the semester, and we hope to finalize that in the near future.  

Currently, Molloy has two positive cases, both students, who were tested prior to the beginning of the Fall semester.  They are currently under quarantine.  We will be providing information to our community regarding the number of COVID-19 infections via a dashboard that is being developed to keep everyone informed and up-to-date regarding possible cases.  

Temperature Kiosks/Symptom Questionnaire 

As you may recall, the College has installed temperature kiosks in all buildings on the Rockville Centre campus, 30 Hempstead, and the Suffolk Center. Everyone who has a face-to-face class or is approved to work at a Molloy location, including students, faculty and staff, must go to a kiosk upon arrival each day to have their temperature read.  Additionally, everyone going to a Molloy location MUST complete the daily COVID-19 symptom questionnaire at www.molloy.edu/cq prior to arrival on campus. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or by replying to this email. 

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

September 3, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Employees,

We hope everyone is well. 

Here is today's update:

Safety Precautions and Protocols

Safety precautions and protocols have been put in place for our protection and are included in the attached document, which will also be posted on the website. 

Revised Campus Map

Please refer to the campus map for marked entrances and exits to all buildings at the Rockville Centre location. Entrances have a thermometer icon and temperature kiosks are right inside each of these entrances. 

Covid Safety Precautions and Protocols (PDF)

Map of Campus Building Entrances and Temperature Kiosks (PDF)

Please continue to check our website, the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 pages, and the CDC to find the most up to date information and news regarding the coronavirus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or reply to this email. 

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

September 2, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Employees,

We hope everyone is well.  We are looking forward to welcoming our students when classes begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

As we begin the Fall 2020 semester, everyone in the Molloy community is expected to share responsibility for helping to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Employees are empowered to be responsible for the health and well-being of their colleagues and our community. 

Maintaining a clean desk and work environment is imperative to aid in the cleaning and disinfecting measures the College is undertaking as part of our plan to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This communication will outline how workspaces should be maintained going forward. 

At the end of every day, the College expects all employees to take the time to clean and disinfect their desk. Please complete the attached form to order wipes or hand sanitizer for your office.

Regular office cleaning by the College custodial staff will continue as before with trash removal, dusting, and vacuuming on a regular basis. Custodial staff will continue to clean and disinfect common areas, hallways, etc. and will also be utilizing electrostatic disinfectant foggers every night on commonly touched surfaces.

Best Practices Checklist

Please follow the guidance, below, compiled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturers to safely and properly clean and disinfect your desk area.

Please continue to check our website, the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 pages, and the CDC to find the most up to date information and news regarding the coronavirus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or reply to this email. 

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed. Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. 

Sincerely,  

The Coronavirus Task Force

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