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COVID-19 Update | Five Things, August 4, 2021


From the Office of the Vice President for Administration:

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Here are this week’s five things you need to know about Fordham’s COVID-19 precautions, vaccinations, and University operations (You can read the State of New York’s most recent COVID-19 guidelines on its Novel Coronavirus page):

  • In the last 14 days, 5 members of the University community tested positive for COVID-19, a positivity rate of 4.85% of 103 tests administered, as listed on the University dashboard.
  • As of September 1, no unvaccinated student or employee will be allowed on campus unless they have received an official accommodation from the University. Employees who have not provided proof of vaccination nor requested an accommodation will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence without benefits for the fall semester as of September 1.
  • The University will continue its policy of admitting only faculty, students, and staff at indoor gatherings, events, performances and meetings through the fall semester. Alumni, parents, and their guests may attend outdoor events with proof of vaccination. Guest speakers and performers will be allowed on campus in very limited numbers for specific events, if they provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Individuals should be tested for COVID-19 within 3 to 5 days following international travel or following exposure to anyone infected with COVID-19, even if you are asymptomatic. Exposed individuals should also wear a mask in public indoor spaces for 14 days, or until testing negative for the virus. Anyone having COVID-19 symptoms should stay home, avoid contact with other people, and get tested.
  • As of Monday, August 2, the University requires all unvaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors, and in any public space on campus. The University recommends fully vaccinated individuals wear masks indoors while on campus.

For more information, please see the COVID-19 Guidelines on the web.  Every issue of Five Things is archived here on our news site.

Marco Valera
Vice President for Administration & COVID-19 Coordinator


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