As you know, over the course of the past several weeks Monmouth County and the State of New Jersey have experienced a significant increase in the number of positive cases of Covid -19. In fact, we are experiencing numbers now that we have not seen in months predominantly due to the delta variant which now accounts for the majority of cases in the state.
In order to continue to protect the campus, the University implemented an indoor mask requirement for all community member, regardless of vaccination status, beginning August 4, 2021 through September 1, 2021 at least . Beyond this, it is critically important that we all take this increase in Covid -19 cases seriously and adhere to the following established best practices:
- Regardless of vaccination status, all must wear a mask at any time you are inside a University facility.
- Please remember to wear your mask correctly. That means it covers your nose and mouth entirely at all times except when eating or drinking and when you are done with your meal, place you mask on again.
- Monmouth logo masks are available for distribution. Please contact the Office of Student Life if you want some.
- If you have any visitors coming to campus to meet with you or tour the campus, the entire party must be masked indoors at all times. It is your responsibility to make certain your visitors know this policy.
- If you have a vendor coming to campus to install equipment, deliver goods or provide a service of any type they must be informed of our indoor mask policy and be masked at all times will inside. They should also ensure they are symptom free.
- All members of the community should conduct a personal symptom check (Campus Clear) each day before coming to campus. If you are exhibiting any signs of illness (extreme fatigue, fever, sore throat, congestion, cough, etc.) please do not come to campus unless you seek medical advice through your health care professional or by contacting Health Services. What seems like a cold or allergy may be something else and you may need to be tested for Covid-19 to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.
- Wash your hands frequently and when that is not possible use a hand sanitizer. Wipe down computer keyboards and other surfaces frequently used.
- When meeting in person, while 6 ft. of social distance is not required, be cognizant of space and spread people out in the room you are meeting in.
Your support of our efforts to keep our campus safe is greatly appreciated . Please look for further information and guidance regarding our return to campus in the next several days.
Mary Anne Nagy
Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement