September 18th, 2023 Update
As per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration ended on May 11th, 2023. As a result, policy and protocol surrounding COVID-19 at Wagner College have changed from previous semesters.
Wagner College no longer requires the COVID-19 vaccine and associated boosters for students and employees.
Students who have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days after exposure. During this 10-day period, students should maintain a 6-foot distance from others and wear a well-fitting mask when maintaining distance is not possible. If symptoms develop, students should call The Center for Health & Wellness at (718) 390-3158 to schedule an appointment for evaluation by a Nurse Practitioner. Below is a list of symptoms students should be monitoring for:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
For more information from the CDC on post-exposure requirements, please review the information on the following webpage: What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19.
All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate. Students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to inform the Center for Health & Wellness immediately by calling (718) 390-3158 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A commuter student who tests positive for COVID-19 should remain at home and complete their isolation.
We strongly recommend that residential students complete their isolation off-campus. This could include at home, with loved ones, or other arrangements. If you need to isolate on-campus, you will need to remain in your current housing assignment to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This must be approved by the Center for Health & Wellness. We do not have isolation housing spaces for students to occupy. Further information will be provided to the student by the Center for Health & Wellness.
For more information from the CDC on isolation requirements, please review the information on the following webpage: Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19.
We strongly advise that every student prepare a self-isolation kit to keep in their dorm room including, but not limited to, the following:
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Ibuprofen (Advil)
- Prescription medication
- Personal care items (cough drops, contact lens fluid, tissues) etc.
- High-quality masks
If You Feel Sick
If students feel sick, they should call The Center for Health & Wellness at (718) 390-3158 to schedule an appointment for evaluation by a Nurse Practitioner.
We appreciate your continued efforts to help keep the campus community safe.
For more information, you may contact:
Anna Gatto, RN-BSN
Coordinator for the Center for Health & Wellness
*Please Note: These policies are written in accordance with recommendations published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The American College Health Association (ACHA) and New York State Public Health Law. These policies are subject to change as guidance from the aforementioned organizations changes.
June 1st, 2023 Update: Proof of Vaccination Requirement Lifted as of June 1, 2023
Effective June 1, 2023, Wagner College will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for students, employees, or visitors.
This change in policy follows decisions by the federal government and the State of New York to lift the Covid-19 state of emergency, the recommendations of the American College Health Association, and the actions by peer institutions throughout New York City and nationwide. The College continues to recommend that campus community members maintain up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination.
We are grateful to the whole Wagner community for everything you did during the pandemic to keep our campus safe and healthy.