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9/23/2021 – Message from President Murphy regarding COVID 19 vaccination policy

4/1/2021Centenary University’s Restart Plan – Version 12

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Centenary University’s Official Winter 2021 PLAN FOR RESTART submitted July 28 to the Office of the N.J. Secretary of Higher Education.

Public Health Guidance

We encourage all members of the University community to employ the following social distancing techniques:

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We also encourage you to keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places, avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging, and limit in-person meetings.


Response to Covid-19 FAQ

Will the University require face coverings?
The University will update and change its policy on face coverings as required and as recommended by State and local officials. Campus signage pertaining to requirements for face coverings will reflect the threat status on our “Covid-19 Dashboard” which can be found here:  This policy also applies to the Equestrian Center and the Parsippany Campus.

How has Centenary University prepared to address coronavirus?
Centenary University has been monitoring the spread of coronavirus in the United States since the pandemic began. The University has an Emergency Response Team that has been in close contact with public health officials to address this public health concern. These measures have included assessing and upgrading the sanitization of our campus facilities, monitoring student travel, and preparing with our faculty to move all instruction online.

What protocols has Centenary University followed for the safety of the campus community?
Throughout this process, Centenary University has followed all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the New Jersey State Department of Health, to stop the spread of coronavirus. Our priority remains the health and safety of our campus community.

How will the University maintain adequate supplies, such as personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies?
The Facilities Department, in coordination with University Purchasing, is charged with maintaining the inventory of cleaning supplies on campus to at least last through the fall semester.

  • The University will stock adequate supplies for the fall semester of:
    • Disposable face coverings
    • Face shields
    • Gowns, booties and bonnets (Health Services)
    • Gloves
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Disinfecting wipes and/or alternate disinfecting products
  • The University will store and distribute cleaning supplies and other products for use on campuses as described in other areas of the Plan.
  • The University will monitor inventories of the supplies and replenish as required to maintain an adequate inventory of supplies at all times. Alternate products may be substituted, as necessary.

What is your plan for operation of computer labs? How will the institution implement social distancing measures and cleaning protocols in these facilities?
Computer labs on campus are open. Since students and faculty will be working in labs in closer proximity than classrooms, face coverings are required at all times in labs.

What is your plan for operation of computer labs? How will the institution implement social distancing measures and cleaning protocols in these facilities?

All lab spaces (science and computer) have been reorganized to maintain social distance and other hygiene protocols including:

  • Sanitizing wipes available in each lab.
  • Users expected to wipe all surfaces and equipment after each use. Instructors and staff to monitor and re-wipe if needed.
  • Daily cleaning by Facilities will further ensure surfaces and equipment are safe for next use.
  • For students borrowing laptops, all machines will be disinfected before and after distribution.

How will the library handle general safety procedures?

  • Outside Visitors to the Library are required to check in at the Welcome Center or to provide a self-check and clearance through the Campus Clear App.
  • Face coverings required for all.
  • Social distancing of six feet in effect.
  • Library surfaces, books, and computers that have been used to be cleaned throughout the day with significant disinfection daily.
  • Sanitization stations available.

What is the institution’s plan for transportation on campus?

  • The University will follow statewide guidance on transportation in compliance with State regulations/orders.
  • Driver and passengers in vans must wear face coverings at all times and socially distance, where possible.
  • Facilities will thoroughly clean vans daily using an EPA recommended cleaner and disinfectant. During cleaning, staff will wear appropriate protective gear, including face coverings and gloves, changed after each use, to protect themselves and to prevent the spread of the virus. Special attention will be given to cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces/objects.
  • Van drivers will wipe down all high-touch surfaces/objects after each trip and prior to new occupants entering the van using EPA recommended cleaner and/or disinfectant wipes.
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