Covid-19 Policy FAQsConfidential Reporting Tool

Expectations for Wagner Community Members

As members of the College community,  it is critical that you uphold the Social Contract.

We have established a confidential reporting tool that anyone can use to report incidents of non-compliance. 

 
Visitor Information - How to Prepare
Visitors and prospective students and their guests wishing to visit Wagner College will need to use the OnTask system and register no more than 72 hours prior to their visit and upload documentation of one of the following:
  • Proof of full vaccination (2 doses of Moderna, 2 doses of Pfizer, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson) 
  • Negative PCR test that is completed 72 hours prior to arrival on campus. 

To register – please connect with the sponsoring office to receive a registration link.

 

Spring 2022 Updates

Beginning Monday, March 7, Wagner College will be mask-optional in all areas except where healthcare services are being provided. This policy applies to all college employees, students, and visitors. Weekly testing requirements for employees and students who have received exemptions from the college’s vaccination mandate will remain in effect.

Community members are welcome to continue wearing masks on campus. Some members of our community may be immunocompromised or otherwise at higher risk for infection, may be caring for high-risk individuals, or may simply feel more comfortable wearing a mask.

Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams have recently announced plans to lift the mandates requiring individuals to wear masks in public indoor areas throughout New York City and State. We will take these changes into consideration, along with updated CDC guidance and the decline of Covid-19 cases, as we evaluate our on-campus policies. More than 95 percent of Wagner students and 96 percent of our employees have been vaccinated: we believe this is a key factor in the reduced impact of Covid-19 on our campus.

Please note the vaccination and booster mandates are still in effect, and the college continues to urge individuals to get fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot when eligible.

We are grateful for the cooperation we have received from the entire Wagner community in our efforts to maximize health precautions and minimize the effects of Covid-19. As we move to the next stage of what has become a constant state of change, we ask that everyone continues to exhibit kindness, understanding, and patience toward one another.

Sincerely,

Angelo Araimo
Interim President

Good afternoon all,

I wanted to inform you that we are grateful to Superhealth Pharmacy who is able to provide on campus testing next week  Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 10:30am – 2:30pm in the Union Atrium (Art gallery). If you have not submitted your negative PCR test and have returned to campus, are unvaccinated/exempt or are returning to campus next week, please sign up using this the link.

Reminder if you have tested positive in the last 90 days you are exempt from the testing protocol. 

Also, until the spring semester begins all community members are welcomed to test on campus. Due to capacity, as of now we will not be able to continue testing for all community members during the semester.

Also, Superhealth Pharmacy will be hosting another on campus booster clinic this Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 10:00am -12:00pm. Please sign up via this link.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Jazzmine Clarke-Glover (she/her/hers), SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer

Dear Wagner Community,

Happy New Year! The college has been working diligently to ensure a safe and healthy return to campus. As you have proven, it takes all of us together caring for our community to ensure that we can function as normally as possible and pivot when needed. We thank you for your commitment. This message has important information about the spring semester return amidst the rise in Covid-19 cases across the nation and world.

Boosters: Thanks to our high vaccination rates, mask mandates, and testing protocols, Wagner College has consistently had lower rates of Covid-19 than our surrounding area. More importantly, Covid-19 cases among vaccinated community members have, generally speaking, been asymptomatic or mild. Vaccine boosters are now available and they offer an important additional layer of protection. On Jan. 3, you received a message encouraging vaccination boosters and letting you know about Governor Hochul’s plan for SUNY and CUNY institutions. There is still much uncertainty about what “fully vaccinated” will mean for NY state and NYC.

Wagner College will require the Covid-19 booster vaccination for students and employees. Please upload your updated vaccination card to OnTask by Jan. 25 if you have already received your booster. If you are eligible to receive your booster but have not yet done so, you must complete your booster and upload your updated vaccination card by Feb. 14. We will hold an on campus booster clinic the week of Feb. 7.

Eligibility for boosters:

  • Pfizer: 5 months after 2nd dose
  • Moderna: 6 months after 2nd dose
  • Johnson & Johnson: 2 months after 2nd dose

If you are not yet eligible for the booster, you must receive and submit proof of your booster within 30 days of becoming eligible.

If you already have an exemption with the college, you will be exempt from the booster requirement, but must participate in weekly testing.

Testing: As stated before, all students will be required to have a negative PCR/NAAT test up to 72 hours prior to your arrival on campus – for residential students, 72 hours prior to your move-in date; for commuters, 72 hours prior to Feb. 7 or before your first in person class. If you have had Covid-19 in the last 90 days, please upload your documentation (positive results) to OnTask so that we can exclude you from testing for that time period. The college will accept home PCR/NAAT tests, please send a time stamped photo of your negative test result. You should upload your results to OnTask via the appropriate link below:

If your test result is not available, please do not come to campus until your results are available. We will work with you to postpone your move-in date. Antigen tests will not be accepted.

Classes: We plan on having classes in a virtual format for the first week, Jan. 31 through Feb. 4. In-person classes will begin on Monday, Feb. 7.

Masks: The fall 2021 semester protocols for approved masks will remain in effect until further notice. All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear an approved mask that covers your nose and mouth when in indoor public locations on campus, except when actively eating or drinking. Approved masks include cloth and surgical masks; we also advise use of KN95 or N95 masks.

You may review our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

As always, we will update you on any changes to practices or policies due to the changing nature of the pandemic. Thank you for doing your part as a Wagner College community member to engage in practices that will help keep our community healthy and safe. We are looking forward to seeing you in person soon.

Be well,

Ruta Shah-Gordon, Ph.D
Vice President
Enrollment and Campus Life

Dear students and families,

Happy New Year. We hope that you are doing well and able to stay safe and healthy. We wanted to give you an update on returning to campus for the spring semester.

In order to have a safe return to campus, we are requiring all students to submit a negative Covid-19 PCR test before returning to campus. This test cannot be more than 72 hours in advance of arrival, please plan accordingly.

Governor Hochul has just announced that all SUNY and CUNY students and faculty must be fully vaccinated including booster shots in order to return to campus for spring semester. We anticipate that this mandate will likely broaden to include all colleges and universities in New York state, therefore we strongly urge you to get your booster shots by January 17th, 2022. Please note the college is subject to New York State and City mandates and it seems that they may move to require boosters.

We know many of you took advantage of our booster clinic on campus at the end of the semester–if you did so, we have your updated information. If you were able to receive your booster shot elsewhere, please submit your results to studenthealthservice@wagner.edu ASAP so we can update our records.

If you currently have a medical or religious exemption and have since received your vaccinations, please let studenthealthservice@wagner.edu know that as well.

Wagner plans on making a final decision by January 13th on the booster requirement, so please keep an eye on your email for that date. However, we wanted to give you as much time as possible with the information we have to date.

In addition, we want to remind you that there is a requirement for you to submit your required flu vaccination as well. Thank you to those who have already submitted.  For those who still need to submit, please do so at studenthealthservice@wagner.edu.

We thank you for your cooperation and commitment to continue to keep the Wagner community safe and healthy.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact the Center for Health and Wellness at studenthealthservice@wagner.edu.

Best,
Ruta Shah-Gordon
Vice President