Our Healthy Campus
We are amid the third year of the global pandemic. Covid-19 continues to require our vigilance. One important aspect of the mission of Notre Dame College is to instill personal, professional, and global responsibility—our attention to maintaining a healthy and safe environment is crucial to that mission. Each member of our campus community must take the appropriate actions to ensure the health and safety of ourselves and fellow Falcons. The Healthy Campus Plan Fall 2022 provides the steps everyone will follow when returning to campus and during the semester. Major points of the Healthy Campus Plan remain the same as previous semesters:
- The College does not mandate Covid-19 vaccination. Keeping your vaccination status up-to-date is strongly encouraged.
- Everyone should use common-sense healthy practices, such as frequent hand washing and isolating when sick.
In developing the Healthy Campus Plan, the College follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Ohio Department of Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The button to the right offers links to further information from these sources. We expect all members of the campus community to be aware of and follow the Healthy Campus Plan to the best of their abilities. The College will monitor the Covid-19 level in the county and inform the community via email and the web site of changes to the Healthy Campus Plan that might be necessary during the semester.
Returning students, faculty and staff may notice changes to the Healthy Campus Plan from previous semesters, including the reduction of some on-campus services, such as Covid-19 testing. These changes reflect the evolving nature of the pandemic as we adapt the way we live, learn and work and have increasing access to vaccines, tests and treatments for the virus. Together, as we celebrate Notre Dame College’s centennial year, we will work to ensure a healthy, safe and successful semester.
J. Michael Pressimone, Ed.D.