Health and Safety Guidelines for Saint Anselm College Spring Semester 2021 in regards to Prevention of the Spread of a Pandemic Illness

  • Saint Anselm College follows the guidelines and orders enacted by Governor Sununu, the Attorney General’s office, the NH 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 has made provisions for distancing and hand sanitizing in classrooms and all department spaces on campus. We encourage frequent handwashing, keeping a 6-foot distance from others, avoiding crowds, and wearing a face mask at all times. NH has a mask mandate order in place at this time.
  • The college has the availability to provide rapid COVID antigen testing on campus for all students and employees. We have established a satellite lab on campus and have a COVID lab technician who manages the testing. Every student will be required to participate with testing upon moving onto campus and as directed by our random surveillance testing schedule. You must have an order from a medical provider to have a COVID test.
  • The college has an extensive plan to establish our “St. A’s bubble”. This is only effective if we all do our part to limit movement off campus. The greatest risk of introducing COVID into our bubble is contact with family members and close friends who have been unknowingly exposed. Please stay on campus and follow the strictest COVID protocols. If you need to leave campus due to essential travel, please contact Health Services for guidance.
  • Do not attend in person classes or come to campus if you have any symptoms of fever, chills, body aches, cough, sore throat, headache, loss of taste/smell, or nasal congestion. Contact Health Services for guidance. Please remember that we are also entering flu season.
  • Per State guidelines, if you have traveled outside of New England, you must quarantine for 10 days starting on the day that you return to New England. St. A’s is not allowing testing out of quarantine with a PCR on day 7 as our results typically take longer than 3 days to return.
  • 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), they are required to quarantine for 10 days. Quarantine space will be determined to be on or off campus in each individual case as it occurs. 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 person tests positive for COVID, they will be assigned isolation housing for 10 days. 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 COVID as well as a flu vaccine. Saint Anselm College has been deemed a COVID vaccine distribution center by the State as a “congregate living setting” and will be providing vaccines when the State advances to the appropriate phase. We have been told this may be around March. If you tested positive for COVID in the past, you should still receive the vaccine.
  • Even if you have received the COVID vaccine, you can still get the COVID illness, but maybe a milder case. You will need to continue to follow all guidelines and protocols.
  • If you received the COVID vaccine and you have a close contact with someone who tests positive, or you traveled outside of New England, you will still need to quarantine per the State guidelines.
  • Communication is key. Academic Support, Healthcare and Mental Health support are all available on campus. Seek out your resources.