The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of campus public health.

The Biden Administration ended the COVID-19 national emergency declarations (“Public Health Emergency” or “PHE”) on May 11, 2023. This announcement related to the expiration of multiple federal policy and regulatory flexibilities, not a designation that the COVID-19 pandemic is over or even yet considered endemic. The end of the PHE is not the end of COVID-19 and its impact on our campuses.

In response to this announcement, Centenary University has revised its COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Effective May 15, 2023, the University will:

  • Strongly recommend all students and staff to be up-to-date with all COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for all traditional undergraduate Centenary students.
  • Continue to monitor COVID-19 disease prevalence and follow evolving guidance set forth by the CDC and New Jersey State and Warren County Departments of Health for masking, testing, isolation and reporting.
  • Continue to integrate health literacy and education throughout the academic and extracurricular student experience.
  • Communication to the campus community regarding our COVID-19 response will continue to be shared via email and the university’s COVID-19 resource webpage.

This policy is subject to change based on factors such as the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from governmental authorities.

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