Coronavirus Information and Status at Molloy College

Molloy College Fall 2020 Restart Plan (PDF)
 
New York State Dashboard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.

Below and attached you will find a revised map of the Rockville Centre campus to aid you in locating which doors will be open/used as building entrances.  All other doorways will be "exit" only.  We will also post it on the website.

The entrances marked with a thermometer and check mark indicate the entrances to each building.  The temperature kiosk is located inside each building near that entry point.


Travel Advisory Update

The listing of travel advisory states continues to change.  Click here for the full list of states.  As you know, travelers to New York from these states and territories are required to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in New York. Click here for detailed guidance on the quarantine requirements. There are limited exceptions, including for students in health care education programs.  Please remember to check the list of states under Travel Advisory and fill out the Travel Screening form.

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 via our new 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 Molloy College Coronavirus Task Force

August 26, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Molloy Community,

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

Our Fall Restart Safety Video is available for your viewing.  Additional COVID-19 related videos and resources are also available on our website

Please see, below, a map of the Rockville Centre campus to aide you in locating which doors will be open/used as building entrances.  All other doorways will be "exit" only. 

The entrances marked with a thermometer and check mark indicate the entrances to each building.  The temperature kiosk is located inside each building near that entry point. 

Travel Advisory Update  

The listing of travel advisory states continues to change.  Click here for the full list of states.  As you know, travelers to New York from these states and territories are required to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in New York. Click here for detailed guidance on the quarantine requirements. There are limited exceptions, including for students in health care education programs.  Please remember to check the list of states under Travel Advisory and fill out the Travel Screening form.  

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 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 Molloy College Coronavirus Task Force

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

Dear Molloy Community,

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

Temperature Kiosks

Temperature kiosks have arrived and are being installed.  We plan to test them next week.

Temperature Kiosks

Signage

Below are some examples of signage that have been posted at Molloy locations.

   
  

Hand Sanitizer Units

Hand sanitizer units have been placed throughout Molloy locations.

Travel Advisory Update

The listing of travel advisory states continues to change.  Click here for the full list of states. As you know, travelers to New York from these states and territories are required to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in New York. Click here for detailed guidance on the quarantine requirements. There are limited exceptions, including for students in health care education programs.  Please remember to check the list of states under Travel Advisory and fill out the Travel Screening form.  

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 via our new 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 Molloy College Coronavirus Task Force

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

Dear Molloy Community,

We hope you are all doing well.

As mentioned during Monday's "Conversation with President Lentini" Zoom call, here is a link to the Employee Reopening FAQ page on the website.  We will update these FAQs with answers to yesterday's questions as soon as we possibly can.  In the meantime, please feel free to listen to the Zoom call in case you were unable to join us. 

We also want to let you know that Dr. Lentini will be a featured panelist on the Long Island Herald's "Higher Education on Long Island" event, Friday, August 21 at 10 am. College and university leaders from throughout our region will discuss the status of life on campus during Covid-19. Register here.

Coronavirus Task Force

We want to make you aware of the current role of the Coronavirus Task Force:

  • To work closely with the academic and operational areas of the College to monitor our adherence to the College's Fall 2020 Restart Plan submitted to New York State in July;
  • To closely follow federal, state, and local guidelines and requirements related to Covid-19 and ensure that the Molloy community is made aware of any developments through regular communications;
  • To be a resource to the Molloy community by providing advice, where appropriate, regarding COVID-19 related matters;
  • To develop necessary protocols, procedures and subsequent modifications to the College's Fall 2020 Restart Plan, in consultation with subject matter experts, the Department of Health, and the President's Cabinet, in order to prepare for an event of a full or partial shutdown in the future.

While the Task Force provides general guidelines to the College community based on legal and regulatory requirements, College policies, and best practices, the day-to-day decisions are made in consultation with the President's Cabinet and the academic/administrative departments most associated with specific matters. This includes the implementation of the College's Fall 2020 Restart Plan and any modifications to the Plan.

Manhattan Center

The Manhattan Center will remain closed for the Fall semester. 

Temperature Kiosks

Temperature kiosks are scheduled to be delivered to campus this week and we hope to have them installed and tested immediately following. 

Signage

Signage at all Molloy locations is almost complete and should be finished by August 19th.  

Travel Advisory Reminder

Please remember to check the list of states under Travel Advisory and fill out the Travel Screening form.

Communication with Students and Parents

Since March, open Zoom sessions have been held with students and parents regarding the Fall Reopening. We will host follow up Zoom sessions with students and parents in the coming weeks to answer any questions they have.

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 via our new 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 Molloy College Coronavirus Task Force

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

Dear Molloy Community,

We are looking forward to sharing more updates with you regarding the Fall restart at Molloy locations and wanted you to know we will be using the restart20@molloy.edu email address from now on.   

Appointments

Although we are reopening our physical locations in September, employees will still need to make appointments to access their offices or report to work if not already included in the September "working in person" calendar provided by their area vice president.  Please remember that your need to be on campus should be based upon a critical need for your office and must be approved by your area vice president. A COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire will still need to be filled out before anyone arrives on campus. 

Administrative Meetings

All administrative meetings should continue to be held virtually for the Fall semester. 

Face Coverings

Everyone is required to wear a face covering while indoors at any Molloylocation.  Please remember to bring your face covering to Molloy with you.  If you don't have one, one will be provided to you.  Here's a fun Mask-up Molloy video featuring our president, Jim Lentini. 

Employee Health and Safety

It is important to remember to stay home if you are not feeling well. Social distancing is critical to helping stop the spread of COVID-19. Please watch the Social Distancing video 

Move-in Days

Move-in days for resident students will be by appointment only on September 5, 6, 7.  Students will be emailed their appointment time during mid-August.  For more information about September move-in, please visit https://www.molloy.edu/molloy-life/residence-life/move-in-september-2020 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at (516) 323-3457 or via our new 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 Molloy College Coronavirus Task Force

Contact Us

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Office of the President
1000 Hempstead Avenue Kellenberg Hall - K120 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002

516.323.3200

Presidents-Office@molloy.edu