Health and Screening
With the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administration, and members of the community at the forefront of planning, layers of safety will be in place to screen, test, monitor, isolate/quarantine (as needed), trace, protect those most at risk, and monitor warning signs of infection.
Niagara University’s Health and Wellness Center has partnered with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center for testing and treating students/members of the university community, as well as with the Niagara County Department of Health in terms of the protocols for contact tracing and positive cases. In Ontario, individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to call either Telehealth Ontario, at 1-866-797-0000 or York Region Public Health at 1-800-361-5653.
- All employees will be provided with one three-ply, 100% cotton mask, and students will be provided with two. These masks contain copper and silver, which provide antimicrobial properties. They can be washed up to 15 times.
- Masks must be worn by employees and students at all times when in the presence of others and regardless of the ability to remain 6 feet apart. This applies to classrooms, common work spaces, meeting rooms, etc. Masks are not a substitute for social distancing.
- In addition, all students, faculty, staff, and administrators will be provided with one refillable 4 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer. Refill stations will be situated in 10 locations on campus.
- All undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators will be required to complete a daily symptom check using a comprehensive assessment tool that will enable us to monitor and track COVID-19 symptoms and reduce the risk of infection while maintaining privacy. Screening of graduate students will take place on a less frequent, but regular basis.
- Upon their arrival to campus, all out-of-state and international students will be tested for COVID-19 through our existing partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC). In addition, in alignment with MAAC recommendations, all student-athletes will also be tested.