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Weekly COVID-19 Briefing 10/16/2020

Oct 16, 2020

MASSACHUSETTS COVID-19 NUMBERS ON THE RISE

COVID-19 cases are increasing across the Commonwealth and here in Quincy.  You can help minimize exposure and transmission of the virus but practicing our established prevention protocols.  We are called to care for each other and our surrounding community, thank you for your effort!

END OF TERM PREPARATIONS 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Remember that in-person learning ends Tuesday, November 24th.  Residential students may leave for winter break at that time.  If residential students need to stay on campus past the 24th, they can apply for extended housing through December 4th by completing the Extended Stay Form.  More detailed information with be sent to residential students via email early next week from Residential Life and Housing.

The Flu and You

Every student engaged in in-person learning in Massachusetts must have a flu shot by December 31, 2020.  We have secured two dates through CVS for an on-campus flu clinic.

  • Friday, October 23:  11 AM – 2 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: 10 AM – 1PM

Look for sign-up information in your ENC email inbox.

Got Symptoms or Symptom Application Problems?

If you are a student that is experiencing symptoms did you know you can call our Symptoms Line 7 days a week?  Call (617) 745-3777 and leave a message for the on-call nurse. They will call you back and help you craft a wellness plan.

If you are a student experiencing problems with your CoVerified app reach out for assistance by emailing testing@enc.edu.

If you are an employee experiencing problems with your ProtectWell app reach out for assistance by emailing protectwellsupport@uhg.com.

New COVID Resource Hub

Have questions about campus COVID protocols? Wonder what isolation or quarantine housing involves?  Have questions about testing?  You are in luck!  We have created a COVID Info Student Center on SharePoint.  Click the link below an peruse all the latest information.  Be sure to thank Matt Galiano-Williams for pulling this together!

https://encedu.sharepoint.com/sites/COVIDCenter-ENC

 Testing Update

The Testing Center will be closed Monday, October 19th due to repairs being made by the City to the water main that supplies water to Young Hall.  The Center will resume testing Tuesday the 20th.

To view the status of testing and recovery please visit the testing dash board at: https://enc.edu/covid-19-campus-testing/

The dash board is updated every Friday by 5 PM.

Travel Restrictions

 Remember (students and employees) you should eliminate non-essential travel to high-risk states and international locations in compliance with the Governor’s Travel Order.

If you must travel to a high-risk state, you must notify residence life (complete the Travel Form – if a campus resident, including Young and Munro GAs and renters) or your supervisor (if an employee) of your trip so a re-entry plan can be established that complies with the Massachusetts Order.

Please note that a re-entry plan must be established prior to departure.  If you do not have a re-entry plan established, do not return to campus and contact Health Services during regular business hours Monday-Friday at (617) 745-3893 to arrange your re-entry.

Not complying with the Massachusetts Travel Order could result in a $500 fine.

 Online Resources

The College continues to maintain an active website with timely information related to COVID-19 and institutional response.  This informative site can be found at: https://enc.edu/fall-2020-reopening-plans/

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire ENC family across the world as we navigate these trying times.  Above all we are grateful for a God who is present in our daily lives and who demonstrates to us how to love and live.

Blessings to you on behalf of the Emergency Response Team,

Jeffrey Kirksey
Vice President for Student Development and Campus Services

23 East Elm Avenue
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
www.enc.edu
617-745-3718

 

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