Health and Safety Guidelines for Saint Anselm College Fall Semester 2021 

  • Saint Anselm College follows the guidelines and orders enacted by Governor Sununu, the Attorney General’s office, the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services, the Manchester Health Department as well as consulting with the American College Health Association and our local public health professionals.
  • The College will be requiring all students enrolled in on-campus classes, whether they live on campus or off, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Generally, masks are not required to be worn on campus by vaccinated students. We ask that all people have masks with them, and to respect people’s requests to wear them if asked.
    • It is strongly suggested that unvaccinated individuals wear masks for their own protection, as they are at significantly higher risk of COVID-19.
    • Anyone who shows signs of illness will be required to wear masks and not attend classes and campus activities until testing negative for COVID-19.
    • There may be particular circumstances that require mask wearing. For example, students participating in clinicals and/or internships may be required to wear a mask. Professors also have the discretion to have students wear masks; likewise, student-athletes may be required to wear masks in some situations.
    • Also, there may be times that another person requests that a mask be worn. We will respectfully honor one another with our compliance. For this reason, it is important to have a mask with you at all times.
    • Masks are required for anyone on campus who is exhibiting COVID symptoms until they are cleared by Health Services.
  • Do not attend in-person classes or come to campus if you have any symptoms of sore/scratchy throat, stuffy nose, headache, fever, chills, body aches, cough. Loss of taste/smell is a sign that you have had COVID for a few days. Contact Health Services immediately for guidance.
  • The College has the availability to provide rapid COVID antigen testing on campus for all students and employees. We have established a satellite lab at Sullivan Arena and have a COVID lab technician who manages the testing. Every student who is not fully vaccinated will be required to participate with testing upon moving onto campus and as directed weekly by our random surveillance testing schedule. You must have an order from a medical provider to have a COVID test.
  • If a person is a close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID (within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes in the past 48 hours), and they are not fully vaccinated (14 days after completed vaccinations), they are required to quarantine for 10 days. Students are encouraged to quarantine at home. A person in quarantine is expected to be tested and cleared by Health Services prior to returning to in person classes, dining in Davison, and other activities on campus.
  • If a fully vaccinated person is a close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID, they do not need to quarantine, but should self-monitor for symptoms and contact Health Services for testing.
  • If a person tests positive for COVID, they will be assigned to isolation for 10 days. Student are encouraged to isolate at home. If this is not possible, they will be assigned Isolation Housing. Meals will be delivered 3 times per day. A member of Health Services will check in with the student on a daily basis, but we do not have an infirmary on campus.
  • The college encourages everyone to obtain a flu vaccine and COVID booster when available.
  • Even if you have received the COVID vaccine, especially with the developing variants, you can still get the COVID illness, but it may be a milder case. You will need to continue to follow all guidelines and protocols.
  • The best defense against all viruses is to avoid sick people and crowds, handwashing, good nutrition, fluids, sleep, and managing stress.
  • Communication is key. Academic Support, Healthcare and Mental Health support are all available on campus. Seek out your resources.