March 5th, 2020

March 5, 2020

Dear Felician University Community,

Welcome back from Spring Break. As the media has been running 24/7 coverage regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we at Felician continue to monitor the situation. Be assured that our priority is to do all we can for your health and safety, and we are actively engaged in taking precautionary measures, as well as, making contingency plans.

Please be aware that while the risk of infection remains low, Felician University has launched appropriate procedures including advanced surface cleaning and disinfecting protocols across our campuses, and enhanced Dining Hall(s) sanitary procedures. Faculty are developing a course-continuity plan that will allow continued online instruction should the need arise. At the same time we encourage frequent hand-washing and other prevention measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

On March 4, 2020, the CDC made recommendations regarding student travel and protocols for testing and reporting any cases to the CDC. In addition, study abroad alerts were provided for countries upgraded to Warning Level 3. To best monitor our community in keeping with these standards we ask:

If you have traveled outside of the country, please notify us of where you have been. Click here to complete the Travel and Employment form regarding travel.

If you have traveled to any areas of concern (i.e. Italy, China), we ask that you return or remain home to “self-monitor” and “self-isolate” for the 14-day incubation period for the virus as recommended by the CDC, after which, with clearance from a healthcare provider submitted to our Student Health Center, you may safely return to campus.

We will provide regular updates guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health.

Every Felician University decision regarding this evolving situation will be made with the best interests of our community in mind. We remain committed to best serve our community of students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities. Thank you for working with us to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Our most updated information can be found on the Felician website here.

In Peace and Health,

Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D.