Nov. 19 - To the Salve Regina community: Reminders for Thanksgiving break

Dear Salve Regina community,

Thanksgiving break is on the horizon, and there is much to be grateful for this year. Below please find some information and resources to keep in mind as you prepare to spend the long weekend in the company of family and friends.

Health Services and Symptomatic Testing

Health Services and the respiratory clinic will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 28 and symptomatic testing will not be available during this time. If you are staying in the area for Thanksgiving break and experience COVID-19 symptoms, visit covid.ri.gov/testing to find local testing sites.

If you test positive for COVID-19 during the break, you will be expected to isolate at your permanent residence for 10 days prior to returning to campus/Newport. Students must email documentation of their positive result to healthservices@salve.edu. Employees should call Human Resources at (401) 341-2137.

If you still need a flu shot, Health Services is sponsoring a flu clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Miley Hall executive dining room. No appointment is necessary, but please bring your insurance card with you.

Asymptomatic Testing

Salve Regina is not offering on-demand asymptomatic testing in advance of Thanksgiving break. To find external testing sites, visit covid.ri.gov/testing. Rapid testing is also offered through Matt’s Local Pharmacy, and home testing kits are widely available at retailers such as CVS and Walgreens.

Residence Halls and Dining Facilities

Residence halls will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 and reopen at noon Sunday, Nov. 28. Resident students will not have building access during the break (except those who have registered with Residence Life and are approved to remain in their campus residence).

Campus dining will also be closed throughout Thanksgiving break. Specific closing and reopening times are listed below. 

  • Miley Hall will close at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 and reopen at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29.
  • The Nest will close at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 and reopen at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.
  • McKillop Library cafe will close at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 and reopen at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.
  • Jazzman/Sandella’s will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 and resume regular hours of operation on Monday, Nov. 29.
  • Miley Mart/Starbucks will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 and resume regular hours of operation on Monday, Nov. 29.

Travel and Returning to Campus

Travel heightens your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and, by extension, the spread of disease on campus. Remember to minimize your stops, delay your travel plans if you’re feeling sick and consider wearing your mask in indoor public settings.

You do not need to obtain a negative test prior to returning to campus/Newport. However, please monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after travel. If you develop symptoms, isolate away from others and get tested right away.

We wish our University community a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with the warmth and happiness of the season.