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COVID-19 Updates

Updates and resources related to HNU's COVID-19 response

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Health and Safety Protocols

Spring 2022 at HNU

Welcome to HNU's COVID-19 Response web page! First and foremost, we want to ensure the safest campus possible for our community.

Due to the ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases during this Omicron surge, HNU has decided to further postpone any in-person class meetings (with the exception of nursing classes). At this time, the earliest any in-person class meetings would start is the week of January 31. Students, please check Canvas and watch your HNU email for further updates from your professors regarding in-person class meetings.

HNU's COVID Response Team is working on our Spring 2022 Campus Guide, which will outline our current health and safety protocols. Please check back soon to access the guide.

Announcements

1/13/22: Further postponing in-person class meetings

Dear HNU students, staff, and faculty,

Due to the ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases during this Omicron surge, HNU has decided to further postpone any in-person class meetings (with the exception of nursing classes). At this time, the earliest any in-person class meetings would start is the week of January 31.

Please check Canvas and watch your HNU email for further updates from your professors regarding in-person class meetings.

We look forward to having the opportunity to meet in person once it is safe to do so.

Best,

Kim Bowers

1/10/22: HEERF II and III Quarterly Reporting

January 10, 2022: Quarterly Budget, Expenditure, and Student Grant Reporting under HEERF II and HEERF III

In September of 2021, HNU expended all (a)(1) Institutional Portion and (a)(2) funds. Therefore, none of these funds were spent for the quarter ending December 30, 2021. See October 10, 2021, reporting for the final expenditures of these funds.

12/31/21: Updates for the start of Spring 2022 Semester

Dear HNU students, faculty, and staff,

We hope that you have been enjoying time to rest and to be with loved ones during the winter break. As you likely already know, the Omicron variant has surged during the holiday season. To keep HNU as safe as possible, we have made the following updates in advance of our return to campus for the Spring semester:

  • Spring 2022 Semester classes will begin on January 10 in fully-remote format (except for nursing classes). All classes previously scheduled to have in-person meetings will be taught remotely from January 10-21. If you’ve enrolled in classes with in-person meetings, you will see instructions on how to access class on Canvas and receive an email from your professor.
  • Students who live on campus should watch their email for updates about move-in.
  • Staff should consult with their manager and/or area VP regarding remote vs. in-person work for the next few weeks to reduce density on campus.
  • HNU will be offering PCR tests on campus starting next week. See days, times, and instructions below.

Upcoming booster requirement
In accordance with CDC guidelines, we do plan to require the COVID-19 booster as part of our vaccination requirement. Information about the deadline and on-campus booster clinics will be coming shortly. In the meantime, we encourage all students, faculty, and staff to get a booster as soon as possible, as this is your best protection against Omicron. As a reminder, students submit their information to Symplicity and staff and faculty to hr@hnu.edu.

Lastly, masks are still required at all times while indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status. We also encourage social distancing and frequent hand washing.

Please stay safe, everyone! And enjoy the rest of winter break.

Best,

The COVID Response Team

On-Campus PCR Testing Dates
Tobin Gym from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 4
Wednesday, January 5
Friday, January 7

For the rest of January and beyond: Mondays and Tuesdays each week from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Registration Instructions:
Registration link: https://www.cityhealthuc.com/preregister
Access code: HOLYNAMES
Please pre-register before your first test.
Pre-registration includes a few questions, and uploading a picture of your insurance card and government issue ID. Note that you will only have to do this once.
When testing, you will scan the test QR code with your phone.
Test kits are made available on the day of testing outside of the Tobin gym area.

How to get a COVID test on campus

On-Campus PCR Testing Dates and Times

Testing for HNU students, faculty, and staff is available on Mondays and Tuesdays each week from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. outside of the Tobin Gym.

Registration Instructions:
Registration link: https://www.cityhealthuc.com/preregister
Access code: HOLYNAMES
Please pre-register before your first test.
Pre-registration includes a few questions, and uploading a picture of your insurance card and government issue ID. Note that you will only have to do this once.
When testing, you will scan the test QR code with your phone.
Test kits are made available on the day of testing outside of the Tobin gym area.

HNU's Event Guidelines and Request Form

The COVID Response Team has developed the following requirements for in-person campus events based on guidelines from the CDC, state, and county health departments.

NOTE: You may not advertise in-person events with outside guests without the approval of the COVID Response Team.

  • Everyone who enters campus must register with the Envoy visitor management system, complete the health screening on the app, and undergo a temperature check at our entrance.
  • HNU has implemented a vaccination requirement for students, staff, and faculty members who would like to access campus. This requirement extends to campus visitors, who will be asked their vaccination status when checking in via the Envoy app.
  • Because the COVID vaccine is not yet available for children under five years old, we strongly recommend against inviting them to campus. If you would like to make a request to the COVID Response Team regarding guests under five, please do so in our Campus Event Request Form.
  • Everyone must wear a mask over the nose, mouth, and chin when indoors and at all times if unvaccinated.
  • In-person activities should be in outdoor spaces whenever possible to decrease the possibility of virus transmission.
  • Any food and drink must be consumed outdoors or in the Public Market, which is currently set up for physical distancing.
  • Note that we will maintain 50% capacity in all rooms and that updated capacity limits are now posted.
  • The maximum number of guests for in-person events cannot exceed 50, with the exception of the Tobin Gym and the VCPA, with maximums of 150.

HNU Staff and Faculty: you may request to host an event on campus by submitting this form. Make sure you are logged into your HNU Microsoft Office 365 account.

HNU Students: If you would like to request events for your club or organization should reach out to Janice Argueta (argueta@hnu.edu) and follow the processes outlined. Other student event requests can go to Casey LaBarbera (labarbera@hnu.edu). These requests will be passed to the COVID Response Team before receiving final approval.

Move-in information for Residents

We had previously communicated that testing was highly recommended, but due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, testing at the point of move-in is now required.

Testing on your own: We will accept a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to your move in date and time.

Testing on Campus: Testing is available for those unable to obtain testing prior to their return to campus, however, please note that a positive test result will require quarantine, for which HNU has very limited space. If you test positive AFTER move-in, you may need to quarantine off-campus.

On-Campus PCR Testing Dates (Tobin Gym from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m).

  • Friday, January 7
  • Weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays through the semester
  • For those moving in on the weekend, testing will also be provided at the front desk from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, and Sunday, January 9.

Registration Instructions: (Please pre-register before your first test.)

  • Registration link
  • Access code: HOLYNAMES
  • Pre-registration includes a few questions and uploading a picture of your insurance card and government issue ID. Note that you will only have to do this once.

Campus Case Tracker

View campus-related COVID-19 cases
Date HNU was aware of positive case:Student/Staff/Faculty
4/3/20201 Student
10/3/20201 Student
11/6/20201 Student
11/9/20201 Student
11/21/20201 Staff member
11/25/20201 Student
11/27/20201 Student
12/1/20201 Staff member (Contractor)
1/10/211 Student
1/10/211 Student
1/16/213 Students
1/21/211 Staff member (Contractor)
1/22/212 Staff members (Contractors)
1/28/211 Student
3/1/211 Student
3/2/211 Student
3/12/211 Staff member (Contractor)
8/18/211 Student
8/30/211 Staff member
9/1/211 Student
9/8/211 Staff member (Contractor)
9/17/211 Student
9/30/211 Staff member
12/6/211 Staff member
12/7/211 Student
12/20/211 Staff member
12/20/211 Staff member
12/22/211 Staff member
12/26/211 Staff member
12/27/211 Staff member
12/28/211 Student and 1 Staff member
12/31/211 Student
Vaccination at HNU

HNU's Vaccination Requirement

HNU has determined that a COVID-19 vaccination requirement ensures we have the safest environment for our students, faculty, and staff. View our Vaccination Requirement FAQ for information on submitting your vaccination information or applying for an exemption. Note that vaccination information must be submitted by January 17, 2022 to participate in any on-campus activities and classes during the Spring 2022 semester.

Booster Requirement In accordance with CDC guidelines, we now require the COVID-19 booster as part of our vaccination requirement. As a reminder, students submit their information to Symplicity, and staff and faculty to hr@hnu.edu. The deadline to submit this information is Monday, February 14, 2022. If you are not yet eligible for the booster due to the date of your previous doses, please let us know. Students can email studentvaccine@hnu.edu and faculty and staff can email hr@hnu.edu. If you are vaccinated but choose not to receive the booster shot, you will not be considered fully vaccinated and will need to follow the related health protocols which include participating in weekly testing and wearing a mask at all times on campus.

Vaccination Requirement FAQs