Coronavirus Information and Status at Molloy College

Molloy College Fall 2020 Restart Plan (PDF)
 

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

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

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

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time.

On-Campus Events

We wanted to let you know that on-campus events will not be permitted to take place through August 31st at any Molloy location.  More details will be forthcoming and will include in-person event guidelines for the Fall semester.

Our efforts continue as we work towards preparing all Molloy locations for reopening this September.  This includes signage, temperature kiosks, hand sanitizer stations, wipe dispensers in classrooms, and reducing furniture in public areas.

Travel Restrictions

Please remember to follow the guidelines for travel outside of New York State. 

As of today, July 29th, there are 34 states and 2 territories (Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) on the restricted list requiring a 14-day quarantine upon return to New York.  Also note that infections have been rising in Pennsylvania, which may be at risk of being added to this list in the near future.  We have also included a map which may help you to visualize the impacted states.

These travel restrictions will greatly impact your ability to come to any Molloy location in the Fall. Anyone traveling to New York from one of the restricted states is required to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in New York. There are limited exceptions for essential workers and students in healthcare programs. Click here to read more about the Travel Advisory, including the full list of restricted states and exemption details.

 
Appointments

We also wanted to remind you that appointments are still being accepted for anyone in need of accessing their office at 1000 Hempstead Avenue,30 Hempstead Avenue, the Rockville Centre houses, and 50 Broadway.

We ask that you consider the following:

  • Please seek permission from your supervisor prior to making an appointment.
  • If you have been approved to come to campus for any reason, it is required that you complete the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire on the morning of your visit.
  • If you are scheduled to be on campus and are not feeling well, and would answer yes to any question in the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire, you must NOT report to any Molloy location.  You still must submit the health questionnaire so that Health Services can follow up with you.  If you change your appointment, and someone goes in your place to campus, you must notify Molly Ballerstein beforehand at mballerstein@molloy.edu.

 
Fall Work Schedules

Please also note that all supervisors will be submitting work schedules for the Fall regarding in-person and continuation of remote work, depending on the office. All offices who work directly with students will be physically open with minimal in person staffing in September and others on an as-needed basis with staggered work schedules. More information to follow.

Helpdesk

Please note that the Help Desk's physical office is currently closed.  Employees should enter requests through KACE or by calling the help desk number (516) 323-4800.

Website

This email will also serve as a reminder to make requests through the KACE system for updates to the website.   

Please continue to check our website, the New York State Department of HealthCOVID-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.

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
  

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

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time.

For those of you who were unable to join us on the July 9th Zoom call regarding the Fall 2020 Restart Plan, here is the link to the audio recording.  FAQs will be posted to the website as soon as possible.

Appointments

We wanted to remind you that appointments are still being accepted for anyone in need of accessing their office at 1000 Hempstead Avenue,30 Hempstead Avenue, the Rockville Centre houses, and 50 Broadway.

We ask that you consider the following:

  • Please seek permission from your supervisor prior to making an appointment.
  • If you have been approved to come to campus for any reason, it is required that you complete the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire on the morning of your visit.
  • If you are scheduled to be on campus and are not feeling well, and would answer yes to any question in the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire, you must NOT report to any Molloy location.  You still must submit the health questionnaire so that Health Services can follow up with you.  If you change your appointment, and someone goes in your place to campus, you must notify Molly Ballerstein beforehand at mballerstein@molloy.edu.
  • Please remember to follow the guidelines for travel outside of New York State.  There are 22 states now on the restricted list requiring a 14-day quarantine upon return to New York.  This will greatly impact your ability to come to any Molloy location in the Fall. Anyone traveling to New York from one of the restricted states is required to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in New York. There are limited exceptions for essential workers and students in healthcare programs. Click here to read more about the Travel Advisory, including the full list of restricted states and exemption details.


Fall Work Schedules

Please also note that all supervisors will be notified to begin preparing work schedules for the Fall regarding in-person and continuation of remote work, depending on the office. All offices who work directly with students will be physically open with minimal in person staffing in September and others on an as-needed basis with staggered work schedules. More information to follow.

Helpdesk

Please note that the Help Desk's physical office is currently closed.  Employees should enter requests through KACE or by calling the help desk number (516) 323-4800.

Website

This email will also serve as a reminder to make requests through the KACE system for updates to the website.

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.

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

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

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time.

New York State has issued guidance for colleges and universities this week. Our Fall operational plan has now been created to align with the State's guidance and is currently being reviewed by the College leadership and College counsel. We look forward to sharing details of the Fall plan with you very soon. Sub-groups have been identified with representation from various areas of the College that will coordinate specific logistics associated with Fall reopening. They include: academics, communications, facilities, goods and services, human resources, student affairs and technology.

Access to Rockville Centre Campus and Houses

Appointments are still available and can be obtained by using the office reservations form if you wish to come to your office on the Rockville Centre campus on the hour between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. There is one person permitted per building, per hour. 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 at least one day in advance and you must also complete a health questionnaire, which will be emailed to you when you receive your appointment confirmation. 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.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Office of Mission Coffee Talk

We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40am. A copy of many of the “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu.

Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu so we can include them in future updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

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.

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
 

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

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time.

We wanted to keep you updated regarding our plans for the fall. We are anticipating guidance from New York State this week, specific to colleges and universities. This guidance is expected to provide us with regulations specific to classroom capacities and residence hall occupancy. As soon as we have the information from New York State, we will tailor our plans to comply with their requirements. Then, we will share the information with the community. We hope to have detailed plans out to the community by early July.

Local Testing Sites

Rockville Centre Recreation Center (PDF) and Gries Park (PDF) in Lynbrook are offering COVID-19 antibody testing. You may also check your local communities for testing sites.

Access to Rockville Centre Campus and Houses

Appointments are still available and can be obtained by using the office reservations form if you wish to come to your office on the Rockville Centre campus on the hour between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. There is one person permitted per building, per hour. 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 at least one day in advance and you must also complete a health questionnaire, which will be emailed to you when you receive your appointment confirmation. 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.

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.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Office of Mission Coffee Talk

We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40am. A copy of many of the “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu. A schedule of these talks can be found here.

Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu so we can include them in future updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

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.

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
 

June 17, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time. We wanted to keep you updated regarding our plans for the fall. We are anticipating guidance from New York State this week, specific to colleges and universities. This guidance is expected to provide us with regulations specific to classroom capacities and residence hall occupancy. As soon as we have the information from New York State, we will tailor our plans to comply with their requirements. Then, we will share the information with the community. We hope to have detailed plans out to the community by early July.

Local Testing Sites

Rockville Centre Recreation Center (PDF) and Gries Park (PDF) in Lynbrook are offering COVID-19 antibody testing. You may also check your local communities for testing sites.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu so we can include them in future updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

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.

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
 

June 8, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time.

Beginning the week of June 15, 2020, employees will be able to make an appointment to access their office on the Rockville Centre campus. This includes the off-campus houses in Rockville Centre.

Appointments are available on the hour between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. There is one person permitted per building, per hour. 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 at least one day in advance.

Anyone who has been approved to come to campus must wear a face covering while inside.

  • To request an appointment for access to your office, you will need to use Ad Astra. For those of you unfamiliar with Ad Astra, please read the instructions below for the specific details on how to request an office appointment. Please submit one request per person. Requests will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Ad Astra and tutorials can be found at the bottom of the “Useful Resources” section of the Molloy Faculty & Staff page on the website. You can also log in to Ad Astra using this link.

How to Use Ad Astra to Submit an Office Appointment Request

  • At the top right corner of Molloy’s Ad Astra homepage, you will see a link to log in.
    • Log in using the first part of your Molloy email address (excluding @molloy.edu), and the password you use to log into the Molloy network.

  • Click the link at the top of the page for Events.
  • Click “Request an Event” from the options that appear.
  • A box will appear with a drop-down menu including three options. Select Office Appointment Form.
  • Read the information at the top of the form.
  • Fill in all the required fields.
  • Click the “Add a Meeting” button to enter the meeting details.
  • Add all the meeting details. Click the “Request Rooms” button, and the available options will appear. You must choose the building your office is in to request your appointment.
  • Hit the Submit button at the bottom of the form. Within minutes, you should receive an automatically generated email from Ad Astra saying that your request was received.
  • Wait for the email indicating whether the scheduler has approved or declined your request. You will receive an email either way.

Once you have submitted your request, you will receive an initial confirmation email from Ad Astra that your submission was received. Once your request has been approved, you will receive an email confirmation from Ad Astra that your request has been approved and the appointment is scheduled. All appointments should NOT be considered finalized until a second email is received approving the request.

If you wish to see if a particular date and time is available before requesting an appointment, you may follow the instructions, below.

How to Use Ad Astra to Check Availability for an Office Appointment Request

  • At the top right corner of Molloy’s Ad Astra homepage, you will see a link to log in. Log in using the first part of your Molloy email address (excluding @molloy.edu), and the password you use to log into the Molloy network.Click the link at the top of the page for Calendars.
  • Click “Scheduling Grid” from the options that appear. In the middle of the Scheduling Grid Screen that appears click “Choose Calendar” You will not have to adjust a filter at the left of the screen.
  • Click “Availability for Building Access During Covid-19" from the options that appear.
  • Ad Astra will automatically show you today. Click on the red date button to adjust the date accordingly.
  • Ad Astra will show all hours of the day. Please note that appointments are only available on the hour, weekdays, beginning at 9 a.m. with the last appointment of the day beginning at 6 p.m.

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.

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

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

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time. The Coronavirus Taskforce continues to work diligently on behalf of the College to ensure that communication is shared, updates are provided, and options for re-entry are explored. Our underlying principles continue to be the health and safety of the Molloy community and supporting our students in obtaining their degrees.

Update regarding Access to Rockville Centre Campus Only
Yesterday’s update included the efforts we are making to allow employees to come to campus to briefly enter your offices to pick up items needed. At this time, this pertains to the Rockville Centre campus only. Again, this will begin June 15 and employees will be able to enter their offices, by appointment only, to pick up needed items. Once an appointment system is established you will be notified. It is critical that time slots be limited to keep density low at this time so employees will only be permitted to come to the Rockville Centre campus at a pre-approved time.

We will communicate to you when other locations will be open for this same purpose.

We’re Off to See the Wizard Parade honoring Drew and Karen Bogner
Hope you were able to join us at this morning’s parade honoring Drew and Karen. We will post the videotape of the event as soon as we are able.

Food Pantry
If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Office of Mission Coffee Talk
We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40am. A copy of many of the “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu. A schedule of these talks can be found here.

Stories
Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu so we can include them in future updates.

Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

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.

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
  

May 28, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time.

The Coronavirus Taskforce continues to work diligently on behalf of the College to ensure that communication is shared, updates are provided, and options for re-entry are explored. Our underlying principles continue to be the health and safety of the Molloy community and supporting our students in obtaining their degrees.

Today, we wanted to let you know that beginning June 15, employees will be able to briefly enter their offices, by appointment only, to pick up needed items. Once an appointment system is established you will be notified. It is critical that time slots be limited to keep density low at this time.

We’re Off to See the Wizard Parade honoring Drew and Karen Bogner

Just a reminder to join us tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. for a “not to be missed” farewell parade for Drew and Karen Bogner. Line up will begin behind the chapel. As a reminder, once we have passed Drew and Karen, we will need to exit campus immediately and access to buildings will not be permitted, including the use of restrooms. Public Safety will be on hand to direct us. We expect Newsday and the Rockville Centre Herald to be on hand to capture all of our creativity as we say Goodbye to our Wizard!

We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please email presidents-office@molloy.edu or call Lisa Bellinzoni’s cell at 646.296.9478.

Commencement

In case you could not join us last week for our virtual Commencement, here are the links to Dr. Bogner’s commencement address and the full video is at the bottom of the same page.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Office of Mission Coffee Talk

We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40 a.m. A copy of many of the “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu. A schedule of these talks can be found here.

Stories

Today’s story highlights the Reinventing of Music Therapy Internships to Serve Students and the Community. Story here.

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu so we can include them in future updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

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.

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
 

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

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this time. This is certainly not the Spring semester that anyone expected, and we hope that you are safe and healthy at home.

To begin this week’s update, we wish to recognize National Nurses Week, National Teacher Appreciation Week and Mental Health Awareness Month. Our sincerest appreciation goes out to our nursing, education and mental health counseling faculty, alumni and students for all they have done to keep us healthy, educated and full of spirit during this pandemic. See our stories, below. #thankanurse #thankateacher #mentalhealthawarenessmonth

As we approach the summer months, we want to inform you and reassure you that the Coronavirus Taskforce continues to work diligently on behalf of the College to ensure that communication is shared, updates are provided, and options for re-entry are explored. Our underlying principles continue to be the health and safety of the Molloy community and supporting our students in obtaining their degrees.

We are currently developing comprehensive plans related to the Fall 2020 semester. While the Fall semester will not resemble any familiar version of “normal” for any of us, we are exploring various scenarios, which include a partial opening of our campuses, if the Department of Health and New York State permit. Among the various factors we are investigating to foster a safe and healthy campus are social distancing guidelines, handwashing, and frequently disinfecting spaces on campus. We know that these protocols are proven to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We intend to share the Fall 2020 plan in June so that you can plan and prepare for the Fall semester.

In addition, we are working on the answers to questions you submitted during and after last week's Zoom call with Dr. Bogner. Most of those questions were regarding the furloughs. For the answers to those questions we have to date, please click this link for the Human Resources Page, which includes the link for the Covid-19 Employee Information. You will need to login with your email address and password. If you have questions that are not covered under the FAQs, please reach out to Ed Hennessy at ehennessy@molloy.edu.

Here are today’s updates:

CARES Act

Molloy has been awarded funding from the federal government through the CARES Act to assist students who are experiencing extreme financial hardship directly related to the pandemic. If you are a student who has been so impacted, or know of students so impacted, the student should contact the Student Solution Center at 516.323.4400 or studentsolutioncenter@molloy.edu.

Coffee Talk

We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40 a.m. A copy of many of the “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu.

A schedule of these talks can be found here.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC)

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, we have partnered with the Oceanside Library and The Makeshift Movement, a local organization, to assist with programming for a virtual wellness week. The MHWC facilitated a group on managing stress and anxiety on Monday 5/4 and the MHWC will be featured in a written Mental Health “Q & A” that will be released on Friday 5/8.

We have also implemented a series of wellness workshops offered directly to the Molloy community called “Afternoon Wellness Breaks,” which run on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 pm. Due to the success of these workshops in April, we have expanded these groups into May! In addition to mental health workshops, all of our student counselors have engaged in telehealth training and have begun to provide virtual counseling to new and existing clients. Information on our services and workshops can be found at mhwc and by following @MolloyMHWC on social media.

Office of Human Resources

As we roll into the first week of May during these trying times, it is perhaps fitting that May is Mental Health Awareness month. To assist with the topic of stress, below are a couple of simple links for materials within Cigna's public domain sites. Please feel free to share this information with your families and friends as part of Mental Health Awareness month – they do not need to be Cigna customers to access these resources:

JET Library Support

Resources are available through the JET Library not only for our library and those we serve but also the wider community as well. Please click here for resources for individuals, families, children, teens, health care providers, health care workers, first responders, emergency responders, disaster responders and essential workers to assist with pandemic related issues. This includes mental health, stress, coping, and changes as a result of the pandemic.

Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference.

Here are a few stories from our Molloy nurses:

  • Alumnus Billy Bianco, ’17, was among the first wave of healthcare workers to contract Covid-19. He recovered and is using his first-hand experience and knowledge to care for patients and support his colleagues. His story was featured in the Long Island Herald and on the Molloy College website.
  • Carly Banks (’20) is a student-athlete and nursing student who has been providing compassionate care at a Long Island testing site. Learn more about Carly’s journey as she begins her career as a Pediatric ICU nurse at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
  • Molloy Nursing Student Association (MNSA) is in the news! Click here for the article about our nursing students’ outreach to Molloy’s nursing alumni and others during the coronavirus pandemic.

We would love to receive some stories about the good work of our wonderful teachers and our mental health counselors. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu so we can include them in future updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here. 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.

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
 

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

To the Molloy College Community,

Thankfully, the number of known positive COVID-19 cases involving members of our Molloy community has been decreasing. However, the buildings remain closed at all Molloy locations through the end of June as per today’s announcement by Governor Cuomo. We cannot grant access to individuals at this time.

Dr. Bogner’s COVID-19 Impact Plan

For those of you who were unable to join us yesterday for Dr. Bogner’s Zoom presentation, please watch the Zoom video here.

Please feel free to email any questions regarding yesterday’s presentation to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Commencement

Please visit our commencement webpage to get more information regarding our virtual event. More details to follow as we get closer to the date, May 18, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Fall Semester

We are currently exploring options for our fall semester and will communicate back to you as soon as a plan is finalized.

Be #molloystrong!

In these challenging times, the Molloy community has asked how they can help students impacted by unforeseen financial hardship. The most immediate and impactful way you can help is through a donation to #molloystrong, an emergency fund to assist students with unexpected expenses due to the global pandemic.

Tuesday, May 5, is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global response to the pandemic to mobilize the world to give to causes impacted by COVID-19. As you consider the causes that mean the most to you, consider giving to Molloy students who need your support to continue their education.

Be #molloystrong! Make your gift today to support our students here.

Coffee Talk

We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40 a.m. A copy of many of the “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here including this week’s celebration of the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu.

Here is a schedule of these talks. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Social Media

Please visit our social media posts to see what else is happening among our college community. There are many heartwarming stories on our social media feeds that you will appreciate reading.  Please follow us on:

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Thank you to Dr. Bogner from Molloy’s Students

In case you missed it, check out this YouTube video of our students thanking Dr. Bogner for 20 years of leadership.

Cap21

Please follow @cap21bfa on Instagram to find out the latest news on our CAP21 Program. There are some zoom performances being held this weekend, including Zoomsical the Musical:. The Music of Jule Styne, to be performed tomorrow, May 2 at 4 p.m. Reach out to @cap21bfa on Instagram for more information.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Please follow @molloyviolenceprevention on Instagram. For the past 21 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.

Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. In this sexual violence prevention and education campaign they ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. Since we were not able to see each other in person, Molloy participants sent pictures of themselves (and family members/pets…) in their denim to be included on @molloyviolenceprevention Instagram page. If you would like more information regarding Molloy’s non-discrimination and harassment policies, including Title IX, please visit our website.

Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Documenting and Preserving the Pandemic Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in countless ways. As our lives and communities change, it is important that our local experiences are documented for the future. Molloy College Special Collections is creating an archive of materials to document this challenging time. They seek journal or diary entries, reflections, photographs, videos, voice memos, audio recordings, and other digital evidence relating to the impact of COVID-19. Handwritten journals and physical works can also be sent in. Examples of experiences may include working from home, the shift to online learning, social distancing, and self-quarantine. Members of the Molloy family and the greater Long Island community can contribute their experiences by following the directions found here.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Molloy community has always kept the pillar of service at the forefront of what we do. During these hard times, many of us are trying to find ways to serve those in need remotely and safely. Human Resources and the Office of Mission and Ministry are working together to provide these opportunities for service to our employees.

Letters to Dominican Sisters

The Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse is home to many Dominican Sisters, many of whom have attended or worked at Molloy. With the current restrictions in place, they are unable to have visitors at this time. We are able to send letters to them to bring them some cheer, let them know we are thinking about them, and bring us together as a community of Dominicans.

If you would like to send a letter to a Sister, please contact Alexandra Hamilton at ahamilton1@molloy.edu or Una Milella at umilella@molloy.edu and they will give you the name of a Sister to ensure that all have an opportunity to receive a letter.

The letters or cards should be addressed to the Sister and sent to the address of the motherhouse below:

Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse
555 Albany Avenue
Amityville, New York 11701

Food Drive at Molloy

During this time, food banks continue to give necessary food and supplies to people in need. We will be holding a food drive from Monday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 6. If you wish to participate, please bring your non-perishable food items to the circular driveway outside Kellenberg Hall at Molloy between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Campus Ministries van will be parked in the circle, and all donations can be placed right in the van which will be open during that time.

To ensure the safety of those participating, everyone must wear a mask when dropping off items and drive through and exit the campus via the circular drive only. After the collection is completed, the Office of Campus Ministries will take the items to Island Harvest on Thursday, 5/7.

Sandwiches and Food Donations for the INN

As many of you know, the INN continues to be a community partner with the Molloy community. Our students and faculty have served in their soup kitchens for many years. Although they are not serving to large crowds as usual, the INN is still handing out sandwiches and other items to people as needed. If you wish to make sandwiches or donate food items to the INN, please refer to the list of items needed and drop off directly to the INN as indicated via this link. **Drop offs should be brought to the side door in the fenced in parking lot**

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

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.

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

The Coronavirus Task Force

To the Molloy College Community,

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

The buildings remain closed at all Molloy locations. We cannot grant access to individuals at this time.

Molloy News

Molloy College announced today that it will begin housing visiting healthcare workers currently employed by Mercy Medical Center, in support of Long Island efforts to combat the Coronavirus. Molloy has agreed to host as many as 40 healthcare workers, including some of Mercy’s staff, using the College’s Maria Regina Hall. Molloy will make this temporary housing available at least through May 31.

Update on Room Requests

Due to COVID-19, all Molloy College buildings are closed until further notice. Therefore, any room reservations previously confirmed are void if they are scheduled to occur before New York State lifts all restrictions on non-essential gatherings.

Room requests for Fall 2020 will be accepted in priority order; however, those requests will be considered in accordance with New York State laws and regulations, as well as guidance from the CDC and Department of Health. Requests may remain pending until such regulations are determined, and approvals may be rescinded to comply with changing directives from the government.

  • May 1st to May 15: Office of the President, Office of Academic Affairs and Classes
  • May 15th to May 30: Office of Enrollment Management
  • June 1st to July 15: Office of Student Affairs
  • July 15: All others on a first-come, first-served basis

At this time we are unable to accept any room reservations from external entities. If you have any questions, please contact:

For Classrooms: Main Campus classrooms (including C221A, H240, H239 and H339), 30 Hempstead classrooms, and Suffolk Center classrooms: Karenlyn Barone: kbarone@molloy.edu; or Christine Chimienti: cchimienti@molloy.edu

For Event Spaces: Hays Theatre, Madison Theatre, Public Square Patio, College Green, Larini Room, Reception Room, Suffolk Center Atrium, and All Building Lobbies: Molly Ballerstein: mballerstein@molloy.edu

Coffee Talk

We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40 a.m. A copy of many of the “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu. A schedule of these talks can be found here. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Social Media

Please visit our social media posts to see what else is happening among our college community. There are many heartwarming stories on our social media feeds that you will appreciate reading. Please follow us on:

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Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

Wellness Breaks

Feel free to join the Molloy College Mental Health Wellness Center for an afternoon break twice a week until April 28 via Zoom. Go here and scroll down for more information.

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.

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

To the Molloy College Community,

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

The taskforce continues to follow guidance from the New York State Department of Health, the Governor of New York, and the CDC. The guiding principle for this taskforce continues to be the health and safety of our entire campus community. Below is information pertaining to some events that were originally scheduled for this spring and summer:

  • Graduates have been informed that Commencement 2020 will not take place in person. A virtual ceremony will be held on May 18 and more information will be announced on the website at www.molloy.edu/commencement in the next few weeks. All 2020 graduates will be invited to the 2021 Commencement ceremony, to be held in May 2021.
  • All Molloy summer courses will take place via alternate delivery methods and will not meet for face to face instruction.
  • New Student Orientation, which was scheduled for July 2020, will now be an online experience and will not take place in person. More information to follow.
  • There will be no summer camps held at any Molloy location this summer. Additionally, Molloy College will not sponsor any in-person camps this summer at other locations.
  • Participants in professional development activities have been contacted by the Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education regarding the status of their programs.
  • Any events being hosted by outside groups at a Molloy location are cancelled through August 15.

Coffee Talk

We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40 a.m. A copy of many of the “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu. A schedule of this week’s talks can be found here. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Social Media

Please visit our social media posts to see what else is happening among our college community. There are many heartwarming stories on our social media feeds that you will appreciate reading. Please follow us on:

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Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

Wellness Breaks

Feel free to join the Molloy College Mental Health Wellness Center for an afternoon break twice a week until April 28 via Zoom. Go here and scroll down for more information.

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.

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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To the Molloy College Community,

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Here are today’s updates:

News from the Governor’s Office

  • New Requirement to Wear Face Masks – Yesterday, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring everyone over the age of 2, who does not have a prohibitive medical condition, to wear a face-covering on their nose and mouth when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance. The directive goes into effect Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. The Governor emphasized that a face-covering could include things like bandanas, old tee-shirts, etc. They do not need to be medical grade.
  • Extension of New York State on Pause —Today, Governor Cuomo announced that this directive would continue through May 15, effectively keeping schools and nonessential businesses closed through at least that date. Social distancing protocols (6 feet away from the other person) will remain in place.

Coronavirus Relief Check
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) authorized payments up to $1,200 to individual taxpayers to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus. You can check on the status of your payment using the IRS Get My Payment tool. As with every government assistance effort, crooks and scammers see this as an opportunity to defraud undiscerning taxpayers. Please take extra precautions and remember that the IRS will never contact anyone by telephone, email, social media or text message to ask for personal information. If you believe you have been a victim of an IRS-related scam, please contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Food Pantry
If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Social Media
Please visit our social media posts to see what else is happening among our college community.

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Stories
Today’s story focuses on alumna, Mary (Nugent) Halliday (’10), who is an ICU nurse at Northwell Health. She is providing compassionate care and connections for isolated critical COVID-19 patients and their families.

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

Wellness Breaks
Feel free to join the Molloy College Mental Health Wellness Center for an afternoon break twice a week until April 28 via Zoom. Go here and scroll down for more information.

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.

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

To the Molloy College Community,

We hope you had a wonderful Easter and Passover and were able to enjoy some time off. If you have not yet had a chance to read President Bogner’s Easter message, please go here.

Today, we wanted to share some of the positive impacts of social distancing in New York and throughout the United States.

The number of new positive cases in New York has decreased every day since April 8 and the number of new hospitalizations in New York is at its lowest point since data collection began on March 16. This evidence suggests that the state's hospitals will have enough beds for all patients who become infected and that New York has effectively flattened the curve.

Further, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the forecasting model used by the US Coronavirus Task Force, has drastically altered its projections due to the effectiveness of social distancing as well as an increase in reliable hospitalization data. In less than two weeks, the estimate of deaths has been reduced by over 1/3 and the number of beds needed has decreased almost 3/4 for the entire United States.

Even though we are seeing increasingly optimistic projections, they are all based on the premise that we maintain social distancing. It is critical that we continue to practice social distancing and limit face-to-face contact with others.

Here are today’s updates:

Coffee Talk

We continue to host “Coffee Talk” every workday morning at 10:40 a.m. Today’s Coffee Talk was presented by Catherine Muscente on "What's Cooking? Share Tips or Recipes that Help get You through Days at Home.” A copy of today’s and many other “Coffee Talk” presentations can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu.

A schedule of this week’s talks can be found here. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457. Social Media Please visit our social media posts to see what else is happening among our college community.

LinkedIn

Twitter

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Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

Wellness Breaks

Feel free to join the Molloy College Mental Health Wellness Center for an afternoon break twice a week until April 28th via Zoom. Visit here and scroll down for more information. As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community.

As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

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.

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

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."-Isaiah 9:2

This passage from the Old Testament speaks to us in the present day. Who among us has not felt that we were walking in darkness; that we are having difficulty seeing that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel?

For some, the loss of livelihood, closeness and those all-important hugs, have indeed left a great sense of concern, fear and isolation. For others, watching and waiting for someone to recover has been painful and, most assuredly, the greatest form of heartache has been the unfathomable loss of a loved one. To those most especially, I offer my condolences and prayers.

But, here we are celebrating life on Easter morning! On Easter, we, as Christians, celebrate life and the opportunity for new beginnings. Daily life as we know it will not be the same but we can focus on ways in which we can come together to celebrate all that is good.

Whether you celebrate Easter or another religious observance this month, this is a sacred time for many; it is Spring, a time for rebirth and renewal. The Molloy Community has been and will continue to be a source of inspiration and serve as leaders in the quest to help others, including the greater community around us. I wish to thank you for all you have done to keep our communities safe and for serving as examples of how we treat and care for others.

Gandhi said, "be the change you want to see in the world." At this time in our lives, let's be the light we know the world needs to see.

Happy Easter,

Drew Bogner,
Ph. D. President

During this season of Easter and Passover, many of us will not celebrate with our friends and families as we traditionally do. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone during this difficult time.

We are all confronting COVID-19 in a variety of ways, from experiencing symptoms ourselves to tending to family members who have contracted the coronavirus, dealing with the reality of friends and family members dying from this dreadful virus, or those passing from other causes. Many of us are experiencing difficulty managing our sudden shift to learning and working remotely, while attending to the needs of our families. We ask everyone to take a moment to pause, reflect, and say a prayer.

Please continue to practice social distancing while celebrating the holidays, use cloth face coverings when going out in public and follow the CDC’s most recent guidelines on running essential errands.

Today, we wish to lend our hearts to those in need and express our gratitude to those on the front lines for all of the work they are doing to keep us safe and alive. We continue to receive stories from alumni, faculty, employees and current students who are finding ways to help all of us in our communities or while in the hospital. We are grateful for their work and others who are working to keep us safe and fed.

Here are today’s updates:

Stories from Current Students

  • Senior Criminal Justice majors and brothers, Joseph and Anthony Canzoneri, are playing a critical role in their community, delivering prescriptions to seniors and PPE to medical professionals, in an area hard-hit by COVID-19. Go here and scroll down until you see the story.
  • Second-year Nursing major, Luke Ashton Abraham, reached out to let us know how appreciative he is to be making a difference in the world, using the education and training he has received at Molloy. Go here and scroll down until you see the story.

Story from an Alumnus and Faculty Members

  • Faculty and alumni collaborated creatively to bring critical PPE to medical personnel at New York Presbyterian Hospital. See their story here.

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Food Pantry

  • If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Please continue to check our website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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

Governor Cuomo announced today that he is extending “New York State on Pause” through April 29th. There will continue to be a 100% reduction in non-essential workforce until this date and all Molloy College buildings will remain closed until further notice.

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Here are today’s updates:

Mental Health Resources Available for Employees

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Daily Life and Coping Pages. More information here.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP). More information here.
  • The Molloy College Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC), a service of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CMHC), is now offering affordable and accessible teletherapy services for individuals in our community. They also offer virtual mental health and wellness workshops free of charge to the Molloy community and are working to also provide short-term counseling for individuals working on the front lines free of charge. These services are open to employees and alumni.  For more information and appointments, please call 516.323.3854. 
  • New York State Office of Mental Health Hotline 1.844.863.9314 offers free emotional support, consultations and referrals to a provider. More information here.

Mental Health Resources for Employees when Supporting Students' Mental Health Needs:

  • If you have a concern about a student's mental health, please contact the Molloy College Student Personal Counseling Center (SPCC) at 516.323.3484. In case of a psychological emergency, where a student's safety is in danger, please call local law enforcement.   
  • SPCC CONNECT is a compilation of information and resources available to help you support students' mental health needs during these uncertain times. Join Talita Ferrara, Director of SPCC, on Wednesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. via Zoom for a comprehensive training on how to respond to the mental health needs of our students. More information here. To register, please email thanley@molloy.edu.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Molloy Coffee Talk
We continue to host Coffee Talk every workday morning at 10:40 a.m. Today's Coffee Talk was presented by Dr. Ann Erlanger from the Department of Psychology on "De-stressing not De-Activating." A copy of the presentation and handout can be found here. Should you have a topic you wish to share, please contact Mission@molloy.edu. A schedule of this week's talks can be found here. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Stories

Today’s story highlights an alumnus, Christopher Crayon ’11, who just donated blood for the 242nd time! Chris has tips on how you can be a blood donor. Thank you, Chris for truly making a difference.

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • April 8 Community "Thank You" Drive - Mt. Sinai South Nassau Hospital. More information here. If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

Please continue to check our website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Here are today’s updates:

Commencement Activities

  • Nursing and Allied Health pinning have been rescheduled to Friday, June 26, 2020
  • Commencement Mass has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 28, 2020
  • Commencement has been rescheduled to Monday, June 29, 2020

All of these dates are tentative, based upon applicable federal and state guidelines regarding large gatherings. More details to follow in the next few weeks. Commencement activities are celebratory. Degrees will be conferred in May.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Molloy Coffee Talk

We hope you were able to join us for the Coffee Talks held this week via Zoom. As you know, these Talks will continue to take place daily and a schedule of next week’s Talks can be found here. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Stories

Today’s stories highlight some of the great work that our faculty and alumni are doing during these challenging times. Thank you all! You are truly making a difference.
  • Faculty member Dr. Noelle Cutter working with alumni on the front lines to develop antibody testing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Here is her story.
  • Alumna Grace Crockett (B.S., R.N., ‘19) talks about what it’s like to serve the pediatric population during a crisis. Here is her story.
  • Alumnus Tyler Walther (B.S., ‘16) continues to learn on his Physician Assistant (Student) rotations, providing comfort and care during uncertain times. Here is his story.

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from our students, our alumni and our employees on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • April 8 Community "Thank You" Drive - Mt. Sinai South Nassau Hospital. More information here.

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

Please continue to check our website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. This should not be a cause for alarm; we are sharing this information to promote transparency. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Here are today’s updates:

View/listen to a Message to Students from Dr. Drew Bogner

Commencement Activities

  • Nursing and Allied Health pinning have been rescheduled for Friday, June 26, 2020
  • Commencement Mass has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2020
  • Commencement has been rescheduled for Monday, June 29, 2020

All of these dates are tentative, based upon applicable federal and state guidelines regarding large gatherings. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

Fees

A credit adjustment for applicable course fees and undergraduate student activities fee will be pro-rated and made to your student account. Please allow 45 days for the student account and financial aid records to be adjusted. We appreciate your patience during this process. More information here.

Grades

An extension will be given to the deadline for pass/fail, giving you an option. Please see the message from Dr. Ann Branchini. Students must complete an Add/Drop/Withdrawal form, which is available in Lion’s Den, stating they request P/F grading, signed by their advisor and submitted by their advisor to the Registrar's Office. The deadline to file is Tuesday, April 14. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at registration@molloy.edu.

GPA Waived for Scholarships

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement needed at the end of the Spring ’20 semester to maintain their institutional scholarship or grant will not be put on probation for Fall ’20 and therefore will not lose their institutional awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Please contact the Student Solution Center at studentsolutioncenter@molloy.edu if you have any questions.

Stories

Our community works to help build a more compassionate society and we want to hear from you, our students, on what you are doing out there right now to make a difference. Please send your stories to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Request from Julia Winkler

Hello Lions!

During these tough times, many of our Molloy College alumni are serving on the front lines. We would like to extend a special letter of gratitude to each of them to help show our appreciation for their service. If you would like to write a letter of gratitude please email it to jwinkler@lions.molloy.edu by Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. Thank you for helping us extend thanks to those on the front lines.

Julia Winkler
Nursing Major '21
Communications Director
Molloy Nursing Student Association
Community Service Coordinator
Molloy Student Government
Student Ambassador
Office of Admissions
Orientation Leader
Office of Student Affairs

Food Pantry

If you are in need of our campus food pantry, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Please continue to check our website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. This should not be a cause for alarm; we are sharing this information to promote transparency. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Here are today’s updates:

Message to Employees from Dr. Drew Bogner

New York State will stay on PAUSE through April 15
That means the non-essential workforce is directed to continue to work from home until at least April 15. We will re-evaluate every two weeks.

Pharmacies will now offer free home delivery to New Yorkers.
After speaking with the state's major pharmacy chains, pharmacies have agreed to offer free home delivery to help reduce long lines for prescriptions at their facilities.

Thank you, everyone, for all the work you are doing to keep our employees and students working to the best of their ability. Please continue to check our website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. This should not be a cause for alarm; we are sharing this information to promote transparency. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Here is today’s update:

Important Clarification on Building Closures and Working Remotely

We wanted to remind the Molloy community that all Molloy College buildings at all Molloy locations remain closed until further notice. All employees are expected to work remotely. Remote instruction will continue as planned.

Thank you, everyone, for all the work you are doing to keep our employees and students working to the best of their ability. Please continue to check our website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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

As you know, testing continues to take place in our area and we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. This should not be a cause for alarm; we are sharing this information to promote transparency. As a reminder, the Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Here are today’s updates:

Molloy Coffee Talk

We hope you were able to join us for the Coffee Talks held via Zoom yesterday and today. Listen to Dr. Bogner’s Coffee Talk, entitled, “Poems from the Farm.” As you know, these Talks will take place daily and a schedule of next week’s Talks can be found here. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Molloy Stories of Inspiration

Today’s story focuses on the personal touch of the Molloy Nursing Student Association, whose members immediately started thinking about ways to be of service as the coronavirus pandemic began to affect our local communities. Learning about the restrictions placed on the elderly, particularly in residential nursing homes, inspired them to embark on a good old-fashioned letter-writing campaign. These action-oriented students will be taking over our Molloy College Instagram feed this Sunday, March 29. You can read more about their work here. We want to hear from you. Since Molloy is a community of helpers, do you have a story to share? Do you know of a colleague, student or friend of Molloy doing great work? Please send it along with a photo to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Special Accommodation for Employees who are Classified as Higher Risk

In an earlier memo to the Molloy College community, all members of our community who are classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 or who care for or live with someone that is classified as higher risk, were encouraged to remain home through March 27. Those who are at higher risk include:

  • People aged 60 years or older
  • People with underlying medical conditions: (and a list followed)

Positive thinkers that we were, the supervisors were told these would expire March 27. These accommodations have been extended until further notice.

Thank you, everyone, for all the work you are doing to keep our employees and students working to the best of their ability. Please continue to check our website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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 have received a self-reported positive COVID-19 case from an individual who was last on campus on Friday, March 20 2020. We are working with Nassau County Department of Health. This individual was in rooms throughout Hagan and Kellenberg. As per the Nassau County Department of Health, if you were in these spaces on or between Friday, March 20 and Sunday, March 22, please monitor your symptoms until April 3, 2020 and call your primary care physician if you feel flu-like symptoms. All Molloy locations visited by this individual will be deeply and thoroughly cleaned while the buildings are still closed.

Please continue to check our website for updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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 are all living out our lives in different ways these days and most likely have some stories to tell. True to the Molloy spirit, our students, faculty, staff and administrators are living the mission at home, in our communities and at work.

Dr. Bogner has asked us to reach out for your stories to share with the Molloy College community. One recent story is about Kyra Dalli, a sophomore field hockey player, who is sewing masks for senior facilities, the NYPD and hospitals. Learn more about her great work at MolloyLions.com #DefendtheDen.

Do you have a story to share? Do you know of a colleague, student or friend of Molloy doing great work? Please send it along with a photo to presidents-office@molloy.edu.

Here are today’s updates:

Sick Time for Employees – Additional Information

Molloy is committed to the health and well-being of the College community and wants to assure its employees that sick time and other time away from work policies remain in effect as follows:

Staff and Administrators

Faculty

Additionally, as stated in yesterday’s communication, any employee who is subject to an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation issued by the State of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any governmental entity duly authorized to issue such an order due to COVID-19, may be eligible for up to 14 days of paid sick leave.

Please contact Molloy's Employee and Engagement Specialist, Ed Hennessy, at ehennessy@molloy.edu for more information.

Nassau County’s Collecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for First Responders and Healthcare Providers

Nassau County is collecting PPE to be distributed to first responders and healthcare providers Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Field 3 in Eisenhower Park. They are in need of packaged, unopened bulk quantities of gloves, masks, sanitizer, shoe covers, and other equipment.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, a list is available here.

Thank you, everyone, for all the work you are doing to keep our employees and students working to the best of their ability. Please continue to check our website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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

Good Afternoon Molloy College Community,

Due to the increased testing taking place in our area, we are receiving more information regarding positive COVID-19 diagnoses, including members of the Molloy Community. This should not be a cause for alarm; we are sharing this information to promote transparency.

Please be assured that due to the timing in which Molloy College transitioned to alternative learning modalities and remote work, it is unlikely that the COVID-19 virus was contracted and spread among people at any of the College's physical locations. The Department of Health will contact you if there is any risk of exposure to a positive case, regardless of the source (at Molloy or elsewhere).

Here are today’s updates:

For Employees:

An employee who is subject to an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation issued by the State of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any governmental entity duly authorized to issue such an order due to COVID-19, may be eligible for up to 14 days of paid sick leave. Please contact Molloy's Employee and Engagement Specialist, Ed Hennessy, at ehennessy@molloy.edu for more information.

Here are some helpful articles for you to read:

How to Help Flatten the Curve Please stay inside as much as possible. For an excellent guide on the importance of social distancing, please view this illustration by The Washington Post.

Mental Wellness Struggling with quarantine and the disruption of your regular routine? Check out "Six Daily Quarantine Questions" to help structure your days.

New York State has created a free hotline for people needing professional mental health support due to the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. New Yorkers can call 1.844.863.9314 to schedule a free mental health appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

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 Friends,

We send our good wishes to you and your families during this ongoing healthcare crisis. Here at Molloy College, we have been immersed in doing what we can to protect our students, employees, and the community while continuing to help our students finish the semester.

As part of that effort, we sadly must postpone the celebration event on April 19th where we were to honor our President, Drew Bogner, and the many accomplishments of Molloy over the past 20 years. We know there is much to celebrate, and we hope to do so in the not too distant future when we are able to arrive on the other side of this worldwide emergency. Your health and safety and that of the many others who were looking forward to being with us is our major concern at this point in time.

We will remain in touch with updates as we move forward. In the meantime, we are thankful to so many for their participation and support of the President Bogner Legacy Scholarship. We will send an email to everyone with an update on the scholarship soon. If you had intended to make a donation and had not had an opportunity to do so yet, we share this link for your convenience.

We certainly will look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Diane Fornieri

Catherine T. Muscente

Co-Chairs – Presidential Transition Committee

We are writing to provide you with information as a follow up to yesterday’s email from Dr. Bogner. Although a member of our community tested positive for COVID-19, the Nassau County Department of Health has informed us that there was no threat of exposure to the community.

We will continue to follow guidance from the New York State Department of Health. Due to increased testing in New York, we expect more and more members of our community to test positive for COVID-19. Please know that if any of these positive cases could result in an exposure to our community, we will provide you with additional information.

Our goal continues to be keeping our community safe and informed.

Here is some helpful information should you need it:

What to do if You Feel You May have been Exposed to COVID-19 or are Experiencing Symptoms of COVID-19
Please review the CDC and NYS Department of Health websites for guidance on symptoms and testing.

How Do I get an Appointment at a Drive-Through Testing Site such as Jones Beach or Stony Brook?
Please contact the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1.888.364.3065 for an appointment. For more information, including testing protocols, visit the New York State COVID-19 Testing page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force

We were made aware this evening that an individual from the Molloy College community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at the Rockville Centre campus on March 10, 2020. The individual was only at the Rockville Centre campus. Please know that all locations on campus that the individual visited have since been deep cleaned and disinfected by our custodial staff. The Department of Health has been notified and informed us that this is not an emergency. The case will be more thoroughly reviewed some time tomorrow, March 23, 2020. If the Department of Health tells us to share any further details with you, we will. We remain committed to keeping the community informed and will continue to update you regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Thank you for your support to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Drew

Drew Bogner, Ph.D.
President

Please know that as of today, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of our Molloy locations.

College Building Closures as of 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22

In light of yesterday’s “New York State on Pause” Executive Order from Governor Cuomo to reduce our in-person workforce by 100%, and as we prepare for classes to resume remotely next week, we wanted to assure you that we have taken every measure to ensure the health and safety of all of our students and employees. As a result of this mandate, all buildings at all Molloy College locations will close as of 8 p.m. tomorrow Sunday, March 22, until further notice. At this time, employees are expected to work remotely unless otherwise directed by their supervisors.

If you have any questions, please contact Janine Biscari, Vice President for Student Affairs at 516.323.3457 or via email at jbiscari@molloy.edu.

Stay connected.

Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Molloy College Coronavirus Task Force

Please know that as of today, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of our Molloy locations.

We will continue to post updates on our website. Today’s updates include:

Governor Cuomo's Executive Order

In light of today’s Executive Order from Governor Cuomo to reduce our in-person workforce by 100%, and as we prepare for classes to resume remotely next week, we wanted to assure you that we are taking every measure to ensure the health and safety of all of our students and employees. As a result of this order, we are looking into what this means for Molloy and will let you know more information as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Janine Biscari, Vice President for Student Affairs at 516.323.3457 or via email at jbiscari@molloy.edu.

Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Molloy College Coronavirus Task Force

As we continue in our efforts to assist you during this challenging time, we wanted to ensure that today’s communication also focused on things related to your health and well-being, which are very important to us.

Please know that as of today, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of our Molloy locations. We will continue to post updates on our website. Today’s updates include:

Dealing With Anxiety and Stress

  • The CDC has published guidelines to help us manage matters of anxiety and stress. The College also has an Employee Assistance Program. See next section.
  • The Office of Campus Ministries will continue to be a resource for students and employees to talk on an individual basis. If any member of the Molloy community feels they need support, someone to talk to, or resources to continue spiritual growth at home, they are welcome to contact either campus minister. Teleconferences can be scheduled if needed. Please contact Michael Malinowski at mmalinowski1@molloy.edu or Michelle Martin at mmartin2@molloy.edu.
  • Paper Clip Communications has offered this self-care and support calendar as well as other resources.
  • The Student Personal Counseling Center (SPCC) is available for students. The SPCC offers a variety of short-term counseling and psycho educational services. Feel free to call 516.323.3484 to speak with a counselor.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The College’s EAP program through Carebridge Corporation provides 24-hour confidential guidance, resources and referrals at no cost to Molloy employees and their family members. Carebridge can be reached at 1.800.437.0911 or by accessing My Life Resources Online, which requires a personal access code that can be obtained by calling Carebridge directly at 1.800.437.0911.

Events and Meetings (College-Wide)

All events and meetings of 10 or more people are cancelled or postponed at all Molloy locations for the remainder of the spring semester. More information to follow. Commencement will NOT take place on May 18, 2020 at Nassau Coliseum. We will update you soon with the details for this year’s Commencement celebration.

Lessing's Dining Services

Lessing’s will continue to operate from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday with Grab and Go items in the Anselma Room only. The Public Square Eateries will not be open or operating at this time.

Molloy College Food Pantry

The food pantry will be available for anyone who needs to access it from 1:00-2:00 pm on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24. Please go to the lobby of Maria Regina Residence Hall and a Student Affairs staff member will assist you.

Travel

For everyone’s safety, we want to remind you that it is important that the College knows where members of the campus community have traveled or are planning to travel so that we may assist the Department of Health in tracking possible exposures. For this reason, we request that all faculty, staff and students who have traveled abroad in the previous fourteen (14) days or who are planning to travel internationally in the foreseeable future, fill out this form. If traveling, please ensure that you are aware of your individual health insurance plan, particularly coverage outside of the United States.

Working Remotely

All employees should be working remotely unless they have been notified otherwise by their supervisor. Here are some helpful hints to consider while working remotely.

If you have any questions, please contact Janine Biscari, Vice President for Student Affairs at 516.323.3457 or via email at jbiscari@molloy.edu.

Stay connected. Stay calm. Be well. Know we are here for you. We will continue to send information of this nature as often as possible.

Sincerely,

The Molloy College Coronavirus Task Force

We wanted to share our latest updates with you. Please remember that these updates and all other pertinent information are located here.

Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at any Molloy location.

Email/Voice Mail Messaging:

Voice Mail Out of Office Message:

If you would like to change your voice mail greeting, it is recommended that the following language be used after providing your name to the caller:

Out of an abundance of caution, Molloy College has asked employees to work remotely through March 21. Although buildings are closed, College operations and services remain available. I will respond to your message as soon as possible.

Email Out of Office Message:

Since the College remains open and employees are working remotely, we are strongly encouraging you NOT to put an “Out of Office” message on your email accounts unless it is absolutely necessary. In the event that you do need to create an “Out of Office” message, please do NOT state that “the College is closed” as this might be misinterpreted to mean that the College’s operations and services are not available. The language provided above for Voice Mail can be used for email but only if absolutely necessary.

Technology

Technology support will be available for employees and students of the College during any periods of instructional, administrative or operational changes. The Molloy Portal (https://portal.molloy.edu) has links to many applications frequently used including Email, Canvas, Lions Den, and Password Reset. We encourage all members of the Molloy community to familiarize themselves with the portal at their earliest convenience.

Student and Faculty Technology Support Related to Online Instruction

Updates and information regarding Technology Support for College Employees

If anyone has any questions, please contact Janine Biscari, Vice President for Student Affairs, at jbiscari@molloy.edu or 516.323.3457.

Sincerely,

The Coronavirus Task Force at Molloy College

Please know that Molloy is here for you while you transition to working or learning remotely. We are committed to making this shift as seamless as possible by answering your questions, providing the necessary tools and support, and supplying the most up-to-date information.

As Dr. Bogner reminded us in yesterday’s communication, we are managing the current crisis with our eye on two overlapping goals. The first is the health and safety of every member of the Molloy community and second, a commitment to help our students complete this Spring semester of their education.

Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at any Molloy location. Here are today’s updates for your convenience. Please remember that these updates and all other pertinent information are located on our website.

Discrimination/Privacy

In addition to safeguarding the health and safety of our community, Molloy is committed to ensuring that all students and employees are able to learn and work in an environment that is free from bias or discrimination. All reports of discrimination are taken seriously and will be properly investigated and resolved through our administrative procedures. Under our policy, all complaints of harassment should be directed to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Lisa Miller, at 516.323.3046 or submitted through EthicsPoint.

We urge everyone not to make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin. Further, please maintain the privacy of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. Gossip and stigma will not make you safer nor will they assist in ending this pandemic.

Events or Meetings Hosted or Run by an External Party

All events or meetings hosted or run by an external party, at any Molloy location, with more than 10 attendees, are canceled until further notice. If you have an already scheduled event, please contact Molly Ballerstein immediately at mballerstein@molloy.edu.

Internal Molloy Meetings Hosted by Molloy College

All internal meetings and gatherings are currently limited to 50 people but, social distancing efforts must be exercised. This means that the room in which the event is held must operate at no more than 50% of its maximum occupancy and should be set up in a way so no attendees will be within 6 feet of each other. For example, if the maximum occupancy of a room is 20, no more than 10 people would be permitted in that room at one time. If you have an already scheduled event, please contact Molly Ballerstein immediately at mballerstein@molloy.edu.

Quarantine/Isolation

During the last few days/weeks, you may have heard that people are being asked to “quarantine” or “isolate”. We think it is important to understand what this means and why you may be asked to do so. Quarantine and Isolation help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have COVID-19. In New York state,

  • Quarantine means the separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to COVID-19 but not yet symptomatic, from others who have not been exposed. A person will be asked to quarantine if (i) they have been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who is positive; or (ii) they have traveled to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, or any country in Europe. Assuming the person remains asymptomatic, the length of the quarantine is (i) 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive person; or (ii) 14 days from the date they returned to the United States.
  • Isolation means the separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected. A person will be asked to isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Their local health department will determine the length of isolation. If a member of the Molloy community believes they should be in quarantine or isolation, they should contact the local health department in the county in which they reside as well as Molloy’s Student Health Services Office at 516.323.3467.

Sick Employees

If you are not feeling well, stay home! If you do not feel well and are worried about sick day pay, please contact Human Resources at 516.323.3028. If anyone has any questions, please contact Janine Biscari, Vice President for Student Affairs, at jbiscari@molloy.edu or 516.323.3457.

I hope that you and your family are finding a pathway to make it through this very unusual and challenging time. Clearly, this is unprecedented and difficult to predict, making it harder for us to do our jobs. I appreciate your commitment to the College and our students as we make our way through the next few months. As I shared last week, we are attempting to manage the current crisis with our eye on two overlapping goals. The first is the health and safety of every member of the Molloy community and second, a commitment to help our students complete this Spring semester of their education.

We are contacting you to inform you of updates related to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Molloy College community. We have bulleted those updates and decisions, below, for your convenience. More information to follow.

• Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at any Molloy location.

• We will continue alternate delivery instruction methods for the remainder of the Spring semester. All face to face instruction has been suspended for the remainder of the Spring semester. The library will only be available virtually for the remainder of the semester.

• All physical locations will reopen on Sunday, March 22. Employees who perform functions critical to the operations of the College, which cannot be done remotely, will be informed by their supervisor regarding their need to report to their office beginning Monday, March 23. All other employees are expected to work remotely. If you have received an accommodation from Human Resources, that will continue to be in effect. A follow-up email will be sent regarding technology for those working remotely.

• Residence halls will remain open for anyone with special circumstances.

• The College will be suspending recruitment for non-faculty positions until further notice.

• In keeping with the recommendations made by the CDC, we are exploring options for all events through the month of May.

We will continue to provide frequent updates via email and ask that you continue to check the website for more information.

Again, if you have any questions, please contact Janine Biscari, Vice President for Student Affairs, at jbiscari@molloy.edu or via phone at 516.323.3457.

Thank you for your patience during this time. I wish you the best of health.

Drew Bogner, Ph.D.

President

Beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 21, all Molloy College physical locations (RVC, Suffolk Center, 30 Hempstead, CERCOM and 50 Broadway) will be closed. During this time, the College will be performing a deep clean at all campus locations.

Employees are expected to work remotely and are encouraged to obtain any items needed to do so from their offices on Monday, March 16. IT is working in conjunction with the Leadership of the College to ensure that employees have the ability to perform critical functions from their homes. We will be working throughout the day Monday to provide employees with the access and "technology tools" they need.

Please know this action is taking place in response to the Governor's announcement earlier today and subsequent decisions in which all Nassau and Suffolk County K-12 public and private schools will be closed for the next two weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact your dean or immediate supervisor for direction. You may also contact Janine Biscari, Vice President for Student Affairs at 516.323.3457.

Effective March 12, 2020, the College has established a Novel Coronavirus Management Task Force to make decisions and coordinate communications related to COVID-19. Janine Biscari, Vice President for Student Affairs, will serve as Chair. Members of the task force include:

  • Matt Albanese, Director of Compliance
  • Diane Fornieri, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
  • Ed Hennessy, Employee Relations & Engagement Specialist
  • Barbara Schmidt, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Michael Torres, Vice President for Technology and Institutional Effectiveness

Below you will find today's updates:

Canvas Tutorials/Technology Learning Services

Tutorials and information regarding Canvas, Panopto, Zoom, and OneDrive, along with links to the Technology Learning Services YouTube channel, are available on the Teaching Resources Guide. You can call Technology Learning Services at 516.323.4816, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email tls@molloy.edu.

College Operations

The Spirit Store and mailroom will be open from 9am-3pm beginning Monday, March 16. Mailroom staff will call if your department has a package.

The Fitness Center will remain closed until further notice.

Shuttle service will stop at 9:15 p.m. on March 13 and will resume on March 30.

All Public Square eateries will remain closed until further notice.

Given the Governor’s prohibition of gatherings in venues of 500 seats or more, all internal and external events in the Madison Theatre are hereby cancelled. This policy will continue until at least April 12.

All winter and spring Molloy Athletics’ seasons have been cancelled, effective immediately. The Manhattan Center’s hours will be 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mon-Fri, effective immediately.

Commencement

At this time, plans for Commencement are unchanged. However, this is subject to change based on the guidance of health officials. Any changes will be announced on the Commencement web page, and the campus will be notified.

Continuing Education 

All Continuing Education (non-credit) classroom courses are running as scheduled at our Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center locations.

James E. Tobin Library

During Spring Break, Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 22, 2020, the James E. Tobin Library will be physically closed but remain virtually open. Please refer to the prepared guide that informs students and faculty of all available services.

Lessing's

Please refer to this link for information from Lessing’s regarding their response to COVID-19.

Paychecks/Timesheets

Payroll will continue to be processed during this time. All timesheets need to be submitted to Robert Carlson at RCarlson@molloy.edu and Josie Bello at JBello@molloy.edu. If a timesheet cannot be submitted, supervisors can email the hours to Bob and Josie by Monday 12 noon during payroll week. We want to ensure salary continuation. If we do not receive timesheets or an email with hours worked, then we will pay based on the base hours worked from the previous payroll and true up any additional hours, vacation, sick, personal, or overtime at a later date.

Self-Care

Please see the tip sheet from the Student Personal Counseling Center on ways to manage stress during this time. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with a counselor, please call 516.323.3484.

Once again, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Janine Biscari at 516.323.3457.

Higher Risk Individuals

Please review the current CDC guidelines for an updated list of individuals who are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. Employees who are at higher risk should complete the Healthcare Accommodation Request Form. Please contact Ed Hennessy, Employee Relations and Engagement Specialist, at ehennessy@molloy.edu or 516.323.3028 if you have questions or concerns.

Air Travel

The College is suspending all college-sponsored airline travel, international or domestic, through March 28. Additionally, employees are not permitted to purchase any conference related expenses (hotel, transportation, conference fees, etc.) until further notice.

International Travel

The CDC has issued a Level 2 travel advisory and the Department of State has issued a Level 3 health advisory for the entire globe. All members of the Molloy Community should reconsider travel anywhere outside of the United States. If you have traveled internationally in the previous 14 days or have plans to travel internationally through April 30, please complete the International Travel Screening form. If you are traveling to the Schengen Area of Europe (which includes 26 countries) in the next 30 days, please be mindful that you may be subject to additional screenings and restrictions upon your return to the United States. For more information see the Department of Homeland Security website.

Public Transportation

While public transportation is currently running, the College, following the advice of the MTA Chairman, urges its community to take alternate travel or at least attempt to avoid crowded buses and trains.

Larger Gatherings

The College is not permitting meetings or gatherings of 100 people or more at any Molloy location through March 28. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Janine Biscari, Vice President of Student Affairs, at 516.323.3457.

Dear Students,

As we continue to navigate the Coronavirus outbreak, each hospital has placed restrictions on students’ access to various settings, clinical units, and equipment. At this point, these restrictions may affect successful completion of your clinical hours. Therefore, we are suspending ALL clinical rotations for undergraduate nursing students, effective immediately until March 28. We hope that as time passes the situation will settle and we will resume clinical rotations. This does not apply to students in masters or doctoral programs.

Please note that capstone clinical students, may continue hours, agency by agency at their discretion. At this point we have only been told of four that will not permit students.

We will continue to send updates as the situation unfolds.

Please be assured we are fully committed to successful completion of this academic semester and will provide information and communication as the situation warrants.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Rose Schecter (rschecter@molloy.edu) or Dr. Teresa Aprigliano (taprigliano@molloy.edu) Associate Deans of Undergraduate and Accelerated Nursing Programs.

Marcia R. Gardner Ph.D., RN, CPNP, CPN, ANEF Dean, The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences mgardner@molloy.edu.

Rose Schecter, Ph.D., RN, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Nursing and Administrative Affairs

Teresa Aprigliano, Ed.D., RN, Associate Dean, Accelerated and Nontraditional Nursing, Undergraduate Nursing Programs

As you know, the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a major concern for all. The health and well-being of Molloy College students and employees is our primary concern. Therefore, two weeks ago, we formed a Coronavirus Response Team, which has been meeting regularly to monitor the situation.

As of today, no one in the Molloy community has tested positive for COVID-19; however, out of an abundance of caution and concern, Molloy College has decided that effective Wednesday, March 11, 2020, all academic credit coursework will transition to an alternate delivery modality, i.e., live-streaming, online lectures, projects, etc. While it is difficult to project the trajectory of the outbreak, we will continue in an alternate delivery modality through March 28, 2020. The College will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any alteration to the plan.

Students who are involved in a clinical placement, internship, field placement, etc. will continue in these critical educational activities as is feasible. The Dean will determine, in conjunction with our educational partners, the frequency of those activities. The College is in contact with those facilities, including medical facilities, that are responding to the evolving concerns associated with COVID-19. Medical facilities and schools, in particular, are required to comply with the guidelines established by the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control to ensure that their communities remain safe.

Services that support the education and well-being of our students will be available remotely. These include:

• Academic advising

• Library services

• Tutoring and Academic Support Services

• Technical support

• Canvas and Technology Learning Services

• Enrollment services, including Financial Aid, Registrar and Bursar

• Student Personal Counseling

• Residence Life

Employees’ health and safety is also a priority. Since Molloy will continue to offer its educational programs, the College will continue to offer various services. As is practical, some employees will work remotely from home. We will be determining what work needs to be delivered on-site and what work can be done remotely. We will be doing that analysis through Friday, March 13. It is also important for those employees who are at a higher risk to inform their supervisors so that face-to-face contact on campus can be limited.

In addition, the College is canceling a number of events with the exception of athletic events effective Wednesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 28 and will communicate promptly regarding any changes to that schedule. Meetings will continue as scheduled unless notified. Continuing Education and Professional Studies’ activities will continue as originally planned.

At this time, the College remains open but classes are moving to an alternate modality. Additional pertinent information will be sent by separate communication. Please continue to check your email and our website for up-to-date information.

With spring break approaching, we write to provide you with some information and updates on health and travel advisories related to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). First and foremost, the health and safety of the campus community is our highest priority and we want to assure you that there is no immediate threat to the Molloy College community.  The College is open, classes remain as scheduled and all updates will be posted on the Molloy College website. Please know that our Coronavirus Response Team is continuing to monitor the situation and develop plans along with our local health partners. We are also working with students on campus and those returning from abroad to ensure their questions and concerns are addressed. The following information outlines important safety precautions, instructions and travel requirements for anyone traveling outside the United States:  

Travel Advisories:

While there are no known cases on campus, the potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, globally and in the United States. If you are planning on any travel during spring break and/or in the near future, we urge you to check the CDC and the US Department of State guidelines for the latest developments. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change at any time.

As of now, we advise that all travel to CDC Warning Level 2 and 3 countries should be canceled or deferred to a later date. The U.S. government has taken the following steps in response to COVID-19:

  • Effective Feb. 2, 2020, the U.S. Government suspended entry of foreign nationals who have been in China within the past 14 days.
  • On February 29, 2020, the U.S. Government announced it was suspending entry of foreign nationals who have been in Iran within the past 14 days.
  • U.S. citizens, residents, and their immediate family members who have been in Hubei province and other parts of mainland China are allowed to enter the United States, but they are subject to health monitoring and possible quarantine for up to 14 days.

As of today, CDC travel guidance related to COVID-19:

  • China, Italy, Iran and South Korea - Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel 
  • Japan - Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
  • Hong Kong - Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions
  • Cruise ship voyages into or within Asia should be reconsidered at this time.  

New Travel Registration Requirement:

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it is important that the College knows where members of the campus community have traveled or are planning to travel so that we may assist the Department of Health in tracking possible exposures. For this reason, we request that all faculty, staff and students who have traveled abroad in the previous fourteen (14) days or who are planning to travel in the foreseeable future, fill out this form.

If traveling, please ensure that you are aware of your individual health insurance plan, particularly coverage outside of the United States.  

Seeking Treatment:

If you develop symptoms associated with COVID-19 while traveling, the College encourages you to contact a healthcare professional for guidance. Be sure to mention any recent travel or close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient. Your healthcare professional will work with your state's or country's public health department and the CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Individuals with confirmed diagnoses may not return to campus until receiving medical clearance and after following the guidelines for return, below.

Returning to Campus:

Individuals traveling from any country that the CDC classifies as a Warning Level 2 or 3 (avoid non-essential travel) will not be allowed to return to campus until they are 14 days without symptoms from the date of arrival in the United States (or the CDC-recommended quarantine period). For anyone traveling from a country that the CDC classifies as Alert Level 1, the College may restrict access to campus for the CDC-recommended period of time.

If your return to campus is delayed due to exposure to COVID-19, students should contact student health services and their faculty member to make appropriate arrangements for their coursework. Faculty and staff should notify their supervisor/department chair/dean and the Office of Human Resources.

Summer Plans:

Students who are planning to travel out of the country this summer for internships or as part of an academic program should consider alternate arrangements in the event those programs are canceled due to travel and health advisories. It is important to be in touch with the office or department that is advising you on the internship or academic program to discuss the various options. If you live in countries classified as CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 and plan to go home for summer break, we encourage you to contact Student Health Services to discuss the possible impact and options available to you

Faculty and staff who are planning to travel out of the country this summer should take travel and health advisories under advisement when making plans.

Information and Resources:

We will continue to provide regular updates via the College's website that includes general information about the coronavirus, symptoms and recommended preventative measures.

We recognize that this may be a stressful time for some and encourage you to take care of yourselves and support one another. Remember, there are many people who can offer support, including Academic Support Services, Student Affairs, Student Health Services, The Student Personal Counseling Center, Campus Ministries, Residence Life and the Employee Assistance Program.

As a follow up to the communications recently shared with you from Student Health Services, please know that Molloy College continues to closely monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization's (WHO) statements regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. The well-being of our students and employees is our first priority and a dedicated team is meeting regularly to coordinate and advance college-wide actions and communications on this topic. 

We will continue to monitor developments and provide communications via email and through the Student Health and Wellness webpage. 

Please keep everyone affected in your prayers.

Sincerely,

Drew Bogner, Ph.D., President

In light of the continuing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in areas outside the United States, Molloy has decided out of an abundance of caution for the health of its students and employees, to cancel all scheduled upcoming Study Abroad Programs. While we understand this decision causes inconvenience and disappointment, we believe it is the prudent thing to do at this time.

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