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As our top priority for welcoming our students, faculty and staff back to Salve Regina, the University has diligently pursued measures designed to keep our community as safe as possible. Each individual bears some responsibility to ensure the safety of others.

  • All members of the Salve Regina community will be expected to self-screen for symptoms prior to returning to campus.
  • Students who are arriving to campus from outside the United States or from a state with a positive test rate above 5 percent are required to quarantine upon arrival. The University will support students in quarantine with their daily needs.
  • Salve Regina has contracted with the Broad Institute to offer testing on campus. All test results will be available within 24 hours. While the process is still being finalized, the current plan is to test all students, faculty and staff as they return to campus in the fall.
  • The University will offer testing for symptomatic students throughout the academic year, along with random testing of populations that may have a higher risk of exposure, such as nursing and social work students in clinical placements.
  • Once they have returned to campus, students and employees will be expected to utilize an online screening tool daily prior to leaving their residence, including a daily temperature check. This tool is being piloted by a group of employees already on campus and further details are forthcoming.
  • Students and employees will be expected to follow guidelines for face coverings and social distancing while on campus and in the broader community.
  • The campus community will receive training on preventing and mitigating the spread of disease along with new campus policies regarding the use of face coverings and social distancing.
  • Masks, thermometers and hand sanitizer will be available to those who need them.
  • The University has developed a plan for quarantine and isolation of suspected or confirmed cases and will work with local health authorities and the state to protect the campus community in the event of a confirmed case.

Environmental Health and Facilities

  • All residence halls, classrooms and common areas will be deep cleaned and disinfected before students return to campus.
  • Cleaning and disinfection schedules will be increased across campus to meet or exceed Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
  • Physical barriers will be installed in all locations where transactions take place or there is routine interaction between students and employees (points of sale, mailroom, registrar, technology services).
  • Social distancing will be observed in classrooms using markings on the floor, desk positioning, reduced occupancies and removal of excess furniture.
  • Disinfecting wipes and cleaning supplies will be provided in classrooms, office spaces and common areas across campus.