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EmmanuelForward – Updated FAQs
Updated 07/14/2020

Students and Families
The following FAQs reflect the College’s current planning and decisions for the fall 2020
semester. We will continue to update this page as preparation continues for the fall. In the
meantime, we will continue to communicate directly with our students and families via email
announcements. Please continue to send your questions to
emmanuelforward@emmanuel.edu.

General
Will Emmanuel reopen for the fall semester?

Emmanuel College is actively planning to resume an on-campus living and learning experience
for the Fall 2020 semester. Academic programs will employ a face-to-face/hybrid model and
100% virtual instruction with students choosing one of the two options. This reopening plan will
be framed within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Phase III re-opening parameters and
informed by the latest guidance from the City of Boston and a state-charged higher education
working group.

What is the difference between the face-to-face/hybrid model and the 100% virtual model?

Face-to-face/hybrid classes will take place in classrooms and other campus spaces equipped
with virtual-learning technology. Students who attend in person will interact face-to-face with
faculty and with one another. Those attending remotely will join the discussion
synchronously—that is, at the regularly scheduled class time. To maintain appropriate
distancing, students who are registered to attend in person may need to participate online for
some class sessions. How often they will alternate between the two modes will vary from class
to class and depend on factors such as the number of students in a given class section and the
physical dimensions of the classroom itself.

100% Virtual Classes will be conducted entirely virtually, at regularly scheduled class times.
What is being done to ensure that the quality of the 100% virtual academic experience is
comparable to the face-to-face/hybrid option?

All courses during the fall semester will be held synchronously, meaning regardless of whether
a student chooses between the face-to-face/hybrid or 100% virtual academic model, they will
receive the same classroom instruction in real time. All courses will meet on their scheduled
days and times, and all students are expected to attend.

What is synchronous learning and how is this employed virtually?

In a typical face-to-face classroom setting, synchronous learning is when the professor is
present at the same time as the students. Synchronous teaching can also take place via online
learning, through the use of video conferencing and live chat or instant messaging. For students
electing to study virtually for the fall semester, all class meetings (lectures, discussions,
presentations, etc.) will occur in real-time using streaming technology (Zoom) and web-based
resources (ECLearn).

Will COVID-19 testing be available on campus?

Yes. To conduct COVID-19 testing—a critical issue for moving forward—Emmanuel will be
working with the internationally renowned Broad Institute. A Cambridge, MA-based biomedical
and genomic research center, the Broad Institute partners with the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT), Harvard University, and the five Harvard teaching hospitals. The College will
have a strong plan in place for testing, daily symptom reporting, contact tracing and
quarantining in advance of a phased residence hall move-in and the beginning of face-to-face
classes.

Will face masks be required on campus?

Yes. All members of the Emmanuel community are expected to wear a face mask or covering
when unable to physically distance on campus. This entails wearing a face mask that covers
both an individual’s nose and mouth. Students will be reminded to wear their face masks upon
entering and exiting their residence halls as well as entering and exiting all buildings across
campus. We anticipate students and faculty also being required to wear face masks in the
classroom to ensure as safe a learning environment as possible. Additionally, there will be an
expectation that Emmanuel students, faculty and staff will wear face masks within the
neighborhood in adherence with the City of Boston’s guidelines when unable to physically
distance.

What additional safety and preventative measures will occur on campus?

Maintaining a safe and healthy campus environment is paramount to repopulating campus. Our
comprehensive strategy, beyond COVID-19 testing and proper use of face-coverings and
personal protective equipment, includes protocols for social distancing, visits and gatherings,
symptom monitoring, classroom configurations, cleaning, and quarantining and isolation.
Detailed instructions on these and other measures necessary for the health of our campus
community will continue to be communicated in the coming weeks.

What will the move-in process be for students returning to live on campus?

Based on an earlier start to the semester on Wednesday, August 26th, move-in will take place in
a staggered fashion from August 18th-23rd to allow for proper social distancing. Move-in days
will be pre-assigned. Students will be permitted to bring only one person to assist with their
move-in process. If more than one parent or family member comes with a student, only one will
be permitted to be outside the vehicle and enter the residence hall at any given time. The
Office of Residence Life will follow up over the next week with specifics regarding timing and
resources for a successful arrival. Those families traveling from a significant distance will be
communicated with individually to discuss any additional parameters.

Will the residence halls be modified to ensure social distancing protocols?

The configuration of the residence hall experience will be reconsidered in an effort to de-
densify living spaces and to create student groupings that minimize risk and contact. Further
guidelines for social distancing, face coverings, hygiene, gatherings, dining and more will be
detailed in upcoming EmmanuelForward communications and will be a key part of campus
orientation and re-orientation. Follow-up communications will include details on a phased
move-in schedule, which will begin as early as mid-August.

Will new student Orientation still be held?

New students and families, both first-year and transfers, have been informed about changes to
Orientation programs, which will take place in July and August. Orientation programs will be
conducted virtually as the College prepares its physical campus for re-opening. In the coming
weeks, new students will receive a number of communications related to joining the Emmanuel
College community.

Are there changes to dining services?

All dining locations are currently scheduled to be open. Students can expect changes based on
city and state guidelines including limitations to some food service items, required compliance
with physical distancing and hygiene recommendations, and new service hours to allow for
cleaning between meals.

Emmanuel College’s food service partner, Bon Appetit, is planning to provide a variety of food
options. While there will be a transition away from any buffet-style options such as salad bars,
students will be able to select from served and pre-packaged hot and cold menu items.
Seating in the Marian Dining Hall and Muddy River Café will follow the Massachusetts Safe on
Campus guidelines. The suggested distancing and seating for on-campus dining halls will follow
the same guidelines as those provided for restaurants. For example, Phase III of re-opening
allows up to six people to sit at tables with a minimum of six feet between each table.

The dining staff has been trained on coronavirus-specific food safety protocols and all dining
locations will be closed between meals to allow for cleaning and sanitization. Closures will be
staggered so some dining options will always be available during service hours.

Will the face-to-face/hybrid and 100% online academic models continue for the Spring 2021
semester?

There has not been a decision regarding the spring semester. This decision will be based on the
most up-to-date guidelines and conditions.

Student Life
What will it be like to live and learn on campus for Fall 2020?
The fall semester will be unlike any in the 100-plus years in Emmanuel’s history. While we look
forward to students once again living and learning on our Boston campus, we approach this
semester with new expectations. The health of each member of the community remains a top
priority. To this end, there will be significant changes in institutional operations and
expectations for individual habits.

All members of the Emmanuel community will be asked to sign Halo’s Pledge, which will outline
the extraordinary steps everyone will commit to take to ensure their individual health and
safety and protect our community at large.

Will there be consequences for violating the terms of Halo’s Pledge or any new policies
related to the EmmanuelForward plan?

Yes, all students will be required to sign Halo’s Pledge and follow all EmmanuelForward policies
as outlined in the Student Handbook. Failure to abide by these policies could result in a student
being sent home to ensure the safety of all community members.

If students elect to take courses 100% virtually, can they still live on campus?

Yes. Students may still reside on campus but participate in all classes virtually, if they choose.

Have students’ housing assignments been impacted for the fall semester?
At this time, we intend to honor existing housing assignments for Fall 2020, which is reflected
on each student’s account. However, over the summer, as we continue to receive the latest
guidance from the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and public health
officials, the College may need to modify building density and previously communicated
housing assignments may be subject to change.
Can students cancel their housing for the fall semester?

Yes. If students choose to cancel housing, they will be removed from Emmanuel housing for the
entire academic year. The $250 ($300 deposit for first-year students) deposit will be credited to
their fall tuition bill for any cancellations received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020.
After this time, students are committed to housing for the entire academic year and would
need to petition to break their lease.
If a student elects to study 100% virtually for the fall and not live on campus, does the
student need to re-apply for on-campus housing for Spring 2021?

Yes, students need to re-apply for housing for the Spring 2021 semester if they choose to
participate in classes virtually off campus for Fall 2020. For the spring, spaces will be assigned
based on open inventory and cannot be guaranteed. Residence Life will communicate with all
students about housing for Spring 2021 in mid-to-late fall.

Can students request room changes?

Room change requests will be minimal and not easily granted. Students are expected to adhere
to roommate agreements and work through personal and room-related issues.

Will common areas around campus still be accessible?

To ensure the safest environment for students, gatherings in common areas around campus
will be minimized.

Can Emmanuel students visit each other in their residence halls?

Only residents of a particular residence hall will be permitted to enter that hall to ensure health
and safety.

Will visitors be allowed on campus?

Visitors to campus will be restricted. Day or overnight guests will not be allowed in any
residence halls. Family visitation will be limited and restricted to designated areas on campus.

Can students access fitness facilities on campus?
Access to fitness facilities around campus may be restricted for the fall semester. This will be
based on the latest guidelines made available by the city and state later this summer.

How will on-campus extracurricular activities and events be impacted?

On-campus co-curricular activities and events will be limited to ensure the health and safety of
our community. Virtual engagement opportunities through Emmanuel as well as the Colleges of
the Fenway will be available. Changes to activities and events will be communicated to students
via their Emmanuel College email account.

Will students be able to stay on campus during final exams?

No. Residence halls will close for the fall semester no later than Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
Unfortunately, no living exceptions or special accommodations will be made.

Will student employment opportunities be available on campus in the fall?

Based on return-to-work guidelines aligned with local orders and ordinances of the City of
Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Phased Reopening, we are anticipating a limited
number of student employment opportunities, including Federal Work Study, for the fall
semester. Available jobs will be posted on HireSaints beginning in July.

In the event that Emmanuel’s campus needs to close, how should students and families
prepare?

The College recommends that students and families develop plans to ensure they can safely
return home within a 72-hour window if the College needs to close campus for health and
safety reasons. Students are encouraged to only bring essential items to ensure they can
remove all belongings from residence halls, if the situation arises. Students will not be able to
leave any belongings on campus.

Are there restrictions/protocols for students leaving campus?

Students will be encouraged to continue to use local and state guidance, such as face coverings,
good hygiene and social distancing when leaving campus. Emmanuel will not prohibit students
from leaving campus; however, travel outside of Massachusetts may be discouraged.

Are any areas on campus being utilized differently due to COVID-19?

All campus space will be assessed using social distancing guidelines and health agencies’
recommendations.

Will there be additional residence life programming for students around COVID-19?
Residence Life will be engaging with students through virtual platforms and appropriate social
distancing programming.

Will there be additional training for residence life professionals and resident assistants
regarding public health concerns, social distancing requirements and use/access to PPE?

COVID-19 policies, procedures and protocols will be incorporated into Residence Life staff
training. Staff will be updated regularly as updates from health agencies such as the CDC and
Massachusetts Department of Health are shared with the College.

Will athletic events be held during the fall season?

At this time, a final decision has not been made about the fall athletic season.

Are there policies for emergency evacuations of campus buildings that allow for social
distancing?

There will be protocols in place for social distancing during emergency evacuations. These will
be fully explained to students at the beginning of the semester and will be shared in written
form with all students.

Will Emmanuel expand the monitoring of building access to ensure social distancing whether
through increased staffing or technology?

All regular security measures will now include monitoring building access and enforcing social
distance. Much of this will entail students working together with staff to ensure compliance.

Is travel allowed for F-1 students?

The Office of International Programs is working with each F-1 student individually to address
the impacts of the recently released government guidance. Please contact Jill Meleedy
at meleedyj@emmanuel.edu to discuss your individual situation if you have concerns about re-
entering later this summer.
Academics
Are there changes to the academic calendar for the Fall 2020 semester?

For undergraduate students, classes will begin on Wednesday, August 26th—earlier than in
past years. On-campus instruction will conclude on Friday, November 20th, and resident
students will return home by Tuesday, November 24th, just prior to Thanksgiving break. The
remainder of the semester will be conducted virtually, with classes ending Friday, December
4th, and final exams taking place from December 7th to 10th. Spring 2021 classes will resume
as scheduled on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. All Graduate and Professional Programs (GPP)
classes will be held online-only for Fall 1 and Fall 2 sessions. Click here to view the Academic
Calendar.

Do students need to re-register for fall courses?

Returning students will not need to re-register for fall courses; however, if students are
interested in making changes to their fall schedules, online add/drop will be open from July 23rd
to July 31st. Log into EC Online Services for more information. New students will receive more
information about their Fall 2020 course schedules during new student Orientation.

How do students elect to study 100% virtually vs. face-to-face/hybrid?

As communicated in the July 14th letter, students may complete this form to indicate their
desire to study 100% virtually. Whichever form of engagement students choose, they must
understand that the decision must remain consistently in effect for the entirety of the semester
to ensure proper contact tracing. In the event of illness or other extenuating circumstances, a
student may switch from face-to-face/hybrid to 100% virtual learning.

How do students know which courses are offered as face-to-face/hybrid vs. 100% virtually?

Returning students may check this course listing to see which courses are face-to-face/hybrid
and which are 100% virtual. New students will be walked through the process during
Orientations. Please note that current course designations are subject to change as conditions
develop.

Are non-residential students who signed September 1 rental leases able to take the first week
of classes online even if they choose the face-to-face/hybrid academic model?

Yes, one of the benefits of the face-to-face/hybrid class model is the flexibility it affords
students to engage in person and/or virtually.

Are there changes to the class attendance policy?
The attendance policy will be revised given current circumstances and will vary course to
course. Faculty members will assess on a case-by-case basis.

Will fall courses be pass/fail in a manner similar to Spring 2020?

No, the pass/fail options for the Fall 2020 semester will be as outlined in the course catalog.
The pass/fail option is possible for two elective courses (over the course of four years) that are
neither in the field of the student's major concentration or minor, or among the general
requirements. The pass/fail option is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. The pass/fail
option must be finalized in the Office of the Registrar by October 1 or February 15 in the
semester in which the course is taken. Grades for students so choosing are submitted only as
pass/fail (P/F). A pass grade does not receive quality points and is not counted in determining
the grade point average. Pass/fails may not be changed to a letter grade after the course is
completed. Changes may not be made to the Pass/Fail designation once the Pass/Fail form has
been submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Pass/Fail Forms are available here.

Can students meet in person with faculty?

Aside from face-to-face classes, meetings with individual faculty (or staff) will be replaced with
virtual options.

Will students be able to fulfill lab requirements?

Yes. The expectation is for labs to be held in-person as much as possible with emphasis on labs
that fulfill major requirements. Labs for non-major requirements are expected to be held
online.

How are international students being accommodated?

The Office of International Programs is following up individually with students to discuss
options based on current guidelines pertaining to international students and online learning for
the fall semester.

Can students still cross-register with COF schools?

Emmanuel administrators are in constant communication with fellow COF schools to determine
the viability of cross-registration for the fall semester. A student’s ability to cross-register will
be dependent upon the individual college’s decision and handled on a case-by-case basis.

What support is available for students who need to fulfill internship requirements for
graduation?
The Career Center can work with students who need to readjust their internship goals and help
them to build skills and knowledge that will support their long-term goals. There are many
employers who are still hosting interns, and the Career Center is actively working with them to
post positions. In addition, Academic departments are providing flexibility (on a case-by-case
basis) to allow for options such as remote internships, interning at more than one internship
site, using volunteer hours to supplement internships hours, and more.

Will students be able to complete pre-practicums for student teaching at local schools in
Boston?

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has given colleges latitude to
design flexible options that will work for the fall semester whether on-site or virtual. One of
the options is providing access to the OPTIC platform (classroom videos) in place of in-person
classroom observations. Therefore, students should make a decision on returning to campus
based on what is best for individual needs. The School of Education will work to provide
opportunities to apply learning from coursework into practice through teaching experiences
whether the experiences are face-to-face or remote.

Will students be able to participate in on-campus research?

While we look forward to on-campus research returning, we will follow state, local, and College
guidelines in assessing when it is safe to begin again.

If a student has concerns about technology gaps or limitations working remotely, what
resources are available?

If a student has any concerns about being able to successfully engage with virtual learning, they
are encouraged to reach out to their advisor to help identify the proper support services at the
College.

How have learning platforms been reconfigured to support accessibility and students with
disabilities?

Disability Support Services (DSS) is available to assist students with documented disabilities who
have accessibility concerns. Academic Technology and DSS work together to help ensure
accessibility. DSS works with all of its registered students to ensure all approved
accommodations remain in place in remote and hybrid learning environments.

How are exam schedules and assessments reconfigured to support students with disabilities?

Disability Support Services (DSS) works with registered students with testing accommodations
to ensure that individual testing accommodations are implemented when requested. DSS
serves as a liaison between a registered student and professors to coordinate approved testing
services.

Health and Wellness
Will students be required to bring their own face masks?

Yes, students should purchase and plan for their own inventory of personal face masks.

Will Emmanuel provide face masks?

Although students will be required to bring their own face masks, the College will have a supply
of 3-layer surgical masks to provide to students. These 3-layer surgical masks can be reused on
a rotating schedule by the same individual until damaged, soiled or lost. Paper bags will also be
provided for storage in between uses.

What if a student previously tested positive for COVID-19? Is Emmanuel requiring students to
self-identify?

Yes, for tracing purposes the College will require students to self-identify when they return to
campus.

How are parents notified if a student tests positive for COVID-19 while on campus?

If able, students will be asked to inform their family if they test positive for COVID-19. If unable,
the College will notify family members identified as their emergency contact. Isolation and
quarantine protocols will be put into effect. These protocols will be shared prior to student
arrival on campus.

What additional resources will be provided to students who test positive for COVID-19 while
on campus?

The College has prepared a section of isolated rooms for residents if they test positive. If a
student is a commuter or lives within 200 miles, it is expected that the student will return home
and continue learning remotely, if able.

What if students have pre-existing medical conditions that put them at higher risk for COVID-
19? What additional precautions/accommodations will Emmanuel provide?

Students who have additional medical concerns should submit for reasonable accommodations
through Disability Support Services. The College encourages all students to who are concerned
about returning to campus to review options for remote learning, which are available for all
courses.
Will mental health resources be available on campus?

The Counseling Center will be fully operational through Telehealth for the Fall 2020 semester.

Commuter Students

Are commuter students able to choose the face-to-face/hybrid academic option?

Yes, commuter students can choose to participate in face-to-face/hybrid courses or the 100%
virtual option.

If commuter students don’t feel comfortable taking public transportation, can they park on
campus?

Yes. Commuter students will be able to purchase parking permits on a space-available basis for
the fall semester.

What areas of campus will be accessible to commuter students?

Commuter students will be able to access the Learning Commons, all study lounges and the
Marian Hall Dining Room. Commuter students will not be able to access the residence halls with
exception to the study hall space on the first floor of the New Residence Hall.

Billing and Financial Aid
Will tuition and fees be the same for face-to-face/hybrid and 100% virtual courses?

Yes, tuition (and financial aid) is the same for face-to-face/hybrid and 100% virtual courses.

What are the housing and meal plan prices for the fall semester?

This fall, while the academic semester will follow a customary timeline, students will not return
to campus after Thanksgiving. To account for the shorter on-campus semester, housing and
meal plan prices have been reduced by 10%, and the lower price will appear on the fall
semester bill. Additionally, the default meal plan for students living in a residence hall with a
required meal plan, is the semester block plan details are available at:
https://emmanuel.cafebonappetit.com/mealplans/.

How do I view my tuition bill?
To access your tuition bill, log in to EC Online Services and select the Billing and Payment
Center. Students can login with their Emmanuel username and password to view their tuition
bill. Parents and other authorized users can login once students have shared account access.

Can I share access to my tuition bill?

Yes, students can grant other individuals (parents or guardians) access to real-time online
account information by designating them as “Authorized Users.” To set up an Authorized User,
log in to EC Online Services and select “User Options.” Click here for detailed instructions on
sharing tuition bill access.

What are the payment options?

For detailed information on payment options, including the monthly payment plan and parent
or student loans, visit www.emmanuel.edu/paymentoptions.

Is tuition insurance available?

Yes, tuition insurance is available through GradGuard. Click here to view the College’s
withdrawal policy and information on tuition insurance.

When is the health insurance waiver or enrollment form due?

Each year students are required to either waive or enroll in the College's Health Insurance plan.
If you already have health insurance and would like to waive enrollment in the College’s plan
and have the $3,350 student insurance premium removed from your bill, you must submit a
2020-2021 health insurance waiver documenting your insurance no later than August 5th. To
complete an enrollment form or waiver, visit www.universityhealthplans.com

Will financial aid appear on my tuition bill?

If you applied for financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year and are not missing any
required documents, your financial aid will appear on your tuition bill.

To determine if additional documents are required to receive financial aid for the upcoming
academic year, visit EC Online Services and select “Financial Aid.” From the drop-down menu,
choose view “Required Documents.”

Who do I contact for questions about the tuition bill and financial aid?

The Office of Student Financial Services may be reached by phone at 617-735-9938 or
financialservices@emmanuel.edu.
Faculty & Staff

The following FAQs reflect the College’s current planning and decisions for the fall 2020
semester. We encourage faculty and staff to also review the FAQs on the Student & Families
page to stay up to date with the latest information from the College. We will continue to
update FAQS as preparation continues for the fall. In the meantime, any faculty or staff who
have questions should contact the Office of Human Resources at 617 735-9991 or
hr@emmanuel.edu.

When can employees return to campus?

Pending any further guidance from city and state officials, the current plan is for a phased
return to the campus for employees beginning in early August.

Are all employees expected to return to campus?

The College will assess expanded staffing based on mission-critical operations, ability to control
and manage specific work environments, and necessity to access on-site resources. These
decisions, once approved, will be communicated through a department’s respective dean or
vice president. The need to reduce the number of people on campus to meet social distancing
requirements will continue for some time. Support units that can continue to effectively work
remotely will likely continue to do so until restrictions are eased for larger gatherings.

What is the process for employees returning to campus?

The Office of Human Resources has outlined protocols for the return to campus in its Return to
the Workplace Guide.

What if an employee identifies as high-risk or lives with someone high-risk?

Employees who have medical conditions that place them in a higher risk category or have other
related concerns may request a Reasonable Accommodation through the Office of Human
Resources.

Are employees required to wear masks?

Face masks or face coverings must be worn by all employees working on campus when in the
presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to
maintain (e.g., common work spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, etc.). Appropriate use of face
masks or coverings is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. You could spread COVID-19
to others even if you do not feel sick. The mask or cloth face covering is not a substitute for
social distancing.

Are there additional mental health resources available to employees?

Emmanuel College provides access to an EAP for all employees. AllOne Health Has a multitude
of counseling and referral programs available to employees who are in need of assistance for
personal and work-related issues. AllOne Health can be reached 800.451.1834 or on-line at
https://allonehealth.com/blog/. This is a free and confidential service.

Are employees required to clean their workstations?

While custodial crews will continue to clean office and work spaces based on CDC guidelines,
additional care should be taken to wipe down commonly used surfaces. Before starting work
and before you leave any room in which you have been working, you must wipe down all work
areas with EPA-registered 60% alcohol solution.

This includes any shared-space location or equipment (e.g. copiers, printers, computers, A/V
and other electrical equipment, coffee makers, desks and tables, light switches, door knobs,
etc.).

Will Emmanuel offer employees training as part of the return to campus?

The Office of Human Resources will provide additional training based on guidelines outline in
the Return to the Workplace Guide.

What if an employee exhibits symptoms for COVID-19?

If you have any symptoms, you must call your direct supervisor or chair to report that you are
experiencing symptoms. You should also wear a face mask to avoid possible virus transmission
to others. By contacting your supervisor, you will initiate an assessment by the College of your
situation and will be advised as how to proceed. You should self-isolate until cleared by the
College to return to work. If you are at work and begin exhibiting symptoms you should leave
campus, return home and if applicable, contact your Primary Care Physician.

What if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
Employees who test positive must isolate themselves at home. They must stay home and not
go to work until all of the following are true:
    • Their temperature has gone under 100.4° Fahrenheit (38.0° Celsius) for the past 72
       hours, without fever-reducing medicine;
    • Their cough or breathing problems have improved over a 72-hour period;
    • It has been at least 14 days since their first symptoms, even if they tested negative for
       COVID-19.
If an employee does not feel comfortable taking public transportation, can they park on
campus?
Parking will be made available to employees through the standard parking application and
payment process.

Are there specific return-to-work requirements for an employee who has been living out of
state?
All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home –
are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. However, effective July 1, 2020, travelers from
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey
arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine for 14
days.

Have classrooms been reconfigured to adhere to social distancing requirements?
Classrooms are being reconfigured to support six feet of distancing between student desks with
an eight-foot buffer between the instructor and the first row of desks to permit the instructor
to move between whiteboards, media controls and other instructional aids located at the front
of the classroom.

Are additional technology upgrades in place to support the hybrid instructional model?
All classrooms are being outfitted with ceiling-mount cameras and microphones to allow
streaming and recording of live classroom instruction.

Will there be faculty trainings to prepare faculty for a hybrid instructional model?
Yes, Academic Affairs and the Academic Technology and Innovation Group (ATIG) are
partnering to provide online and in-person training, instructional videos and print materials to
support faculty in the delivery of hybrid classes.

Will there be additional sanitization measures put in place between in-person class sessions?

Yes. Additional sanitization will occur in classrooms in addition to areas around campus
including residence halls, commons areas and bathrooms. The additional sanitization measure
will take place in between all in-person class sessions to ensure the health and safety of the
Emmanuel community.
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