LIM College 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
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 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 an 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.
Will there be daily temperature screenings?
Those arriving to campus will need to take/certify their own temperature and submit it as a part of the daily health assessment questionnaire. You will complete this questionnaire via an app on your phone prior to coming on campus. You will then receive a notification on your phone that you're cleared to enter campus buildings that day. When you arrive, you will show this clearance to security/reception personnel at building entrances. Random temperature checks may also take place at the entrance to LIM College buildings.
Am I required to take a COVID-19 test? If so, how often and how do I submit the results?
All students, faculty and staff are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result prior to coming into any campus building for the first time during the Fall 2020 semester. These results must be dated after July 20, 2020 for faculty and staff and August 3, 2020 for students.
Students must submit their COVID test results to the Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services at email@example.com. Faculty and staff must submit their COVID-19 test results to the Office of Human Resources.
LIM College reserves the right to require retesting at any point during the semester.
I have had COVID-19 and recovered or have already tested positive for antibodies. Can I submit a serology (antibody) test instead of a COVID-19 diagnostic test?
No. All students, faculty, and staff members will be required to submit the results of a COVID-19 diagnostic test. Serology (antibody) tests are not an acceptable substitute.
Will I have to wear a mask? If so, where (I.e. classrooms, hallways, elevators, lounges)?
Everyone will be 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?
Yes. The College will provide all students, faculty, and staff with a reusable mask the first time they enter a campus building in the Fall 2020 semester. Single-use disposable masks will be available for authorized visitors. Hand sanitizing and disinfection stations are also being added 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?
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 health and safety updates in a number of different ways, such as: Emergency Notification System messages (via text/phone/email) and postings on the LIM College website and 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?
Make sure to monitor the guidance from the U.S. government on this question, as regulations are changing continually. If you need to self-quarantine, we recommend you come to New York at least two weeks in advance of the start of classes. Professors will be flexible about attendance with those who cannot attend classes due to COVID-19-related restrictions and you will be able to make up assignments. Students who are living in The New Yorker can choose to self-quarantine in their room, and choose a move-in date accordingly, or they can quarantine at a location of their own choosing in New York State and move in closer to the start of class.
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
Where do I submit my COVID-19 test results?
Students must submit their COVID test results to the Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty and staff must submit their COVID-19 test results to the Office of Human Resources