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The College will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Update: All hybrid in-person classes will meet remotely until Feb. 16, 2021. For more COVID-19 and Campus Operating Updates, click here.

Returning to Campus: Health & Safety

 

NYS Fall 2020 COVID Campus Report Card

 

 

 

Daily Health Screening

 

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2020 

 

LIM College is committed to the health and safety of the entire community. The welfare of every member of our community has been and will continue to be at the forefront of all the decisions we make. While we are fully committed to taking prudent steps to reduce the risks of COVID-19 infections, this is a shared responsibility, and every member of our community must do their part. This means adhering to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhering to those measures LIM College deems safe and appropriate for the campus.

Following are core initiatives and policies being put into place to prevent and/or reduce transmission of COVID-19 within the LIM community.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a COVID-19 test? How do I submit my COVID test results?

All students, faculty and staff are required to submit a negative COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test result prior to coming into any campus building for the first time during the Spring 2021 semester.

For information about the different types of COVID-19 tests, visit https://www.fda.gov/media/140161/download.

For students: We will provide updates no later than Jan. 25 about updated COVID-19 testing requirements and timelines.

For faculty and staff: We will provide updates shortly about updated COVID-19 testing requirements and timelines.

Students: TBA

Full-time Faculty and Staff: Submit your test results here once dates are announced.

Adjunct (part-time) Faculty: Submit your test results here once dates are announced.

LIM College reserves the right to require retesting at any point during the semester.

What health screenings will be required for students/faculty/staff?

Prior to entering any campus buildings, all students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to complete a daily health assessment questionnaire via the Everbridge app and affirm they do not currently have a fever or have had: any other COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days; a positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days; and/or knowingly been in close or proximate contact with any persons with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Those arriving to campus will need to take/certify their own temperature and submit it as part of this daily questionnaire, which will be completed via the Everbridge app. You will then receive a notification on your phone if you're cleared to enter campus buildings that day. When you arrive, you will show this clearnace to security/reception personnel at building entrances. Random temperature checks may also take place at the entrance to LIM College buildings.

Click here for more info. on how to download and log in to the Everbridge app.

Click here for more info. on how to complete the daily health questionnaire and obtain your clearance to come on campus each day.

I have had COVID-19 and recovered or have already tested positive for antibodies. Can I submit an antigen or antibody test instead of a COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test?

No. All students, faculty, and staff members will be required to submit the results of a COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test. Antigen or antibody tests are not an acceptable substitute.

Will there be daily temperature screenings?

Those arriving to campus will need to take/certify their own temperature as part of the daily health assessment questionnaire on the Everbridge app . Random temperature checks may also take place at the entrance to LIM College buildings. 

Click here for more information on how to download and log into the Everbridge app.

Click here for more information on how to complete the daily health questionnaire and obtain clearance to come on campus each day.

Will I have to wear a mask? If so, where (I.e. classrooms, hallways, elevators, lounges)?

Everyone is required to wear a face covering/mask that covers the nose and mouth any time they come within 6 feet of another person. Face coverings must be appropriately worn at all times while in any campus building or during any campus function. This includes while in classrooms and any shared or public spaces such as computer lounges, offices, elevators, hallways, and restrooms.

Will the College provide masks? Hand sanitizer?

We encourage all students, faculty, staff, and authorized visitors to use their own masks. However, single-use disposable masks will be available on an as-needed basis. Hand sanitizing and disinfection stations are available at building entrances and throughout communal areas and learning spaces on campus.

What happens if a student or faculty/staff member does not comply with the mask policy?

Students will be held accountable through the Student Code of Conduct process. Faculty and staff violations of the face covering policy will be handled through the Office of Human Resources, per procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook. If you see that someone is not complying with the College's face covering policy, or other social distancing policies, please inform a member of LIM College's Facilities staff or other LIM administrator.

What is the policy for elevators?

Strict capacity limits will be in effect on elevators. No more than two people will be allowed on elevators in the Maxwell Hall and Fifth Avenue buildings at any time. Only one person at a time will be allowed in the elevator in The Townhouse building.

How will LIM College communicate safety and health updates during the semester?

Updates will be made at least every Sunday to https://www.limcollege.edu/coronavirus_updates. Everyone is encouraged to check this site frequently for the most accurate information. 

As always, students, faculty and staff should check their LIM email daily for important campus and health and safety updates.

LIM College may also provide additional health and safety updates in a number of different ways, such as: LIM Alert emergency notification system messages (via text/phone/email through the Everbridge app) and postings on the MyLIM portal page. We also recommend that all members of our community follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook (@LIMCollege) for supplemental information and reminders.

Will I need to self-quarantine in New York if I am coming directly from my home country/state?

It depends where you’re coming from. Click here to view New York State's Travel Advisory.

Please note that LIM College COVID-19 test result submission requirements are in addition to, not instead of, applicable New York State COVID test-out requirements.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

The resources listed below are provided for informational purposes only. Many states and localities currently offer free testing for COVID-19, but make sure to check with your chosen testing site and, if applicable, your health insurance provider, to determine testing costs and coverage prior to obtaining your test. LIM College will not reimburse COVID-19 testing costs incurred by students or employees.

New York City: Find a NYC testing site

New York State:  Find a NYS testing site 

New Jersey: Find a NJ testing site

Connecticut: Find a CT testing site 

Other Locations

CDC directory of U.S. state and territorial health department websites

NACCHO local county and city COVID-19 health department directory

What does a quarantine entail?

Guidance on quarantine procedures, as well as details on "testing out" of quarantine, can be found here (under the Precautionary Quarantine Requirements tab).

I plan on living at the New Yorker. Can I do my quarantine there?

Yes. You can plan to arrive in New York and go directly to the New Yorker to move in and begin your quarantine. Contact the staff at the New Yorker at newyorker@studenthousing.org to arrange for a move-in day that will give you sufficient time before the start of classes and to find out more about their guidelines and support once you’re quarantining. 

Can my family from a restricted state help me move into the New Yorker?

Students moving into the New Yorker from a state with travel restrictions should work with the staff at the New Yorker to determine what guidelines they must follow upon move-in. Email newyorker@studenthousing.org.

I have a friend or family member in New York. Can I quarantine with them?

Yes. You can stay anywhere in New York State to complete your self-quarantine.

What happens if a student or faculty/staff member fails the daily health screening and/or is not cleared to enter campus?

General criteria for all LIM Community members who fail the Daily Health Screening to return to campus:

  1. If you failed due to symptoms only, you will need to be fever free for 24 hours (without using fever reducing medication) and symptom free for any other COVID-19 related symptoms. You must also be able to take and pass a new Daily Health Screening.
  2. If you failed due to having close and prolonged contact (under 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) in the last 14 days with someone who is Confirmed Positive or Suspected Positive with COVID-19: You will be required to quarantine for 14 days, then be able to pass a Daily Health Screening, and be approved by an LIM COVID Case Manager to return to campus.
  3. If you failed due to a travel quarantine restriction – within the last 14 days you traveled to NY from a state or territory that is currently on the NY State Travel Advisory list or arrived from an international location: You will be required to quarantine for 14 days, then be able to pass a Daily Health Screening, and be approved by an LIM COVID Case Manager to return to campus.
  4. If you failed due to not yet having and being able to provide a negative COVID-19 viral (PCR , not Rapid) diagnostic test result to LIM College: You will not be permitted to enter the campus until you submit an appropriate negative test result.

If you did not pass (have failed) the LIM College Daily Health Screening, please review the appropriate information below for your next steps:

 

LIM Students:

  • On each day that you fail the Daily Health Screening, Email your Hybrid-In Person Professor(s) for any scheduled in-person class meeting that you have that day to let them know you will be unable to attend class. Inform your professor(s) if you are well enough to continue your class(es) virtually.
  • Email your peer group(s) and inform them you will be missing that day’s class to ensure you have access to notes, assignments, and or any related material to keep up with your course load.
  • If you currently have an in-person or virtual internship, please contact careers@limcollege.edu and inform them that you failed the Daily Health Screening and will be home for the day. If you are scheduled to report to an in-person internship, please email or call your internship supervisor to notify them that you will not be there for the day.
  • We strongly recommend students download the Canvas Student app and enable real-time notifications.
  • If contacted by an LIM COVID Case Manager for Contact Tracing or a Wellness Check, you agree to take their call and cooperate fully in providing requested information as stipulated in the College’s Statement of Shared Responsibility.
  • If you are required to Quarantine, you will be contacted by the Office of Academic Affairs, to assist in coordinating your academic accomodations.
  • Please complete the Daily Health Screening every day until you meet the criteria for returning to campus.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Please utilize the links on the CDC Symptom Self Checker button in the Everbridge app if you would like to complete a more detailed COVID-19 health self-assessment.
  • Find a listing of COVID-19 related resources (testing, wellness, food, housing, etc.) on the COVID Resource Kit button in the Everbridge app.

 

LIM Faculty:

  • On each day that you are scheduled to teach or otherwise required to come to campus and you fail the Daily Health Screening: Call or email your Department Chair or direct supervisor. Inform them that you will be working from home (if well enough), please be ensure to inform them of any coverage needed based on your situation. If you are not well enough to work virtually you will be asked to use a sick day and follow your existing sick time process.
  • In the event a faculty member becomes sick but is still well enough to teach, they may move their hybrid in-person class for the day to hybrid-virtual as long as they notify their students with sufficient time before the start of class via Canvas, which will also generate an email notification to students. We encourage faculty members to give as much prior notice as possible—3 hours or more is ideal. In addition, you should contact the individuals identified below as soon as possible so they are made aware of this temporary change.
  • In the event a faculty member becomes sick and is not well enough to teach their class, they are asked to notify their students via Canvas that class is cancelled, provide information about a make-up class, and if there are any changes to scheduled assignments. In addition, faculty should contact the following people as soon as possible so they are made aware of this temporary change:
  • We strongly recommend faculty download the Canvas Teacher app and enable real-time notifications.
  • If contacted by an LIM COVID Case Manager for Contact Tracing or a Wellness Check, you agree to take their call and cooperate fully in providing requested information as stipulated in the College’s Statement of Shared Responsibility.
  • If you are required to Quarantine, you will be contacted by the Office of Human Resources to discuss COVID-19 related time off and paid leave eligibility.
  • Please complete the Daily Health Screening every day until you meet the criteria for returning to campus.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Please utilize the links on the CDC Symptom Self Checker button in the Everbridge app if you would like to complete a more detailed COVID-19 health self-assessment.
  • Find a listing of COVID-19 related resources (testing, wellness, food, housing, etc.) on the COVID Resource Kit button in the Everbridge app.

 

LIM Staff:

  • On each day that you are scheduled or otherwise required to come to campus and you fail the Daily Health Screening: Call or email your direct supervisor. Inform them that you will be working from home (if well enough), please be ensure to inform them of any coverage needed based on your situation. If you are not well enough to work virtually you will be asked to use a sick day and follow your existing sick time process.
  • If contacted by an LIM COVID Case Manager for Contact Tracing or a Wellness Check, you agree to take their call and cooperate fully in providing requested information as stipulated in the College’s Statement of Shared Responsibility.
  • If you are required to Quarantine, you will be contacted by the Office of Human Resources to discuss COVID-19 related time off and paid leave eligibility.
  • Please complete the Daily Health Screening every day until you meet the criteria for returning to campus.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Please utilize the links on the CDC Symptom Self Checker button in the Everbridge app if you would like to complete a more detailed COVID-19 health self-assessment.
  • Find a listing of COVID-19 related resources (testing, wellness, food, housing, etc.) on the COVID Resource Kit button in the Everbridge app.