The below outlines the plan and protocols that ALL members of the Manor community will follow to ensure that our campus remains safe by consistently following the advice and guidelines provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Manor College requires that all students, faculty and staff are fully vaccinated.


Manor College Community Standards:
  • All students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination status is achieved after two weeks of your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or two weeks after your first shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • We are strongly recommending that the community receive their booster.

  • All vaccination documents must be uploaded to the individual ShareFile Accounts.. 
      • Student vaccination documentation must be uploaded into your ShareFile account. If you have questions about your account or need assistance, please contact healthservices@manor.edu and our Director of Health Services can assist you.
      • All faculty and staff vaccination documents must be uploaded into the ShareFile system. Further information on this process will be provided by Human Resources. If you have questions about your account or need assistance, please contact ccolella@manor.edu
  • Medical and Religious Exemptions must be uploaded into your ShareFile account by November 15th. 
      • Medical Exemptions must be accompanied by a signed letter from a Doctor and will be considered for approval by Manor’s Director of Health Services. 
      • Religious Exemptions must be accompanied by a signed letter from a Clergy member and will be considered for approval by the Covid-19 Response team.
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated or are not granted an exemption will only be permitted to attend classes remotely and fully online. All individuals with exemptions must complete weekly Covid testing. 
      • Students will complete the weekly testing in the Health Services Office. 
      • Staff and faculty will complete the weekly Covid testing with Health Services
  • Masking requirements for public indoor spaces and classrooms will remain in place until May 1, 2022 when it will then become optional.

  • Testing of exempt individuals will stop March 20, 2022.

  • We do ask that if you are not feeling well, you do not come to campus. Students feeling under the weather should connect with their instructors and synchronously attend their class. Staff should contact their supervisor to make additional arrangements.

  • If you are showing Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive, you must contact the Director of Health Services, healthservices@manor.edu, for guidance.

  • We will continue to report cases in our case portal. A running total on a weekly basis will be maintained and can be accessed here.

  • Students are reminded to complete their medical form and upload the file to your ShareFile account. Contact the Director of Health Services, healthservices@manor.edu, for guidance.


Academic Affairs and Instruction 
  • Technology in the classrooms will allow classes to be synchronously delivered to students based on the faculty approval. All face-to-face classes will be recorded and stored in Canvas.

Student Support Services

Library

  • All returned books/materials will be quarantined for 72 hours by placing in the return bin, or on one of the marked book carts.
  • Reference via Zoom/Canvas/Chat/phone call or email.
  • Library laptops will be limited to 1 checkout/student/day, unless all of the desktops are being used.

The Learning Center and Tutoring:

  • The Learning Center will be offering limited drop-in tutoring hours. Most tutoring will be complete by appointment only and to comply with guidelines as far as social distancing.  
  • Online tutoring options available here.

Dining Hall:  

  • Hours Include:
    Monday – Friday:
    7:30am – 10am Breakfast
    11am – 2pm Lunch
    4:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner

Student Life

Health Services: 

  • Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.
  • Virtual appointments are available, please email healthservices@manor.edu to schedule this.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms which may fall under COVID-19, an appointment is required. 

Counseling: 

  • Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.
  • Virtual appointments are available, please email counseling@manor.edu to schedule this.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms which may fall under COVID-19, an appointment is required. 

Bird Feed Food Pantry: 

  • Hours: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Monday through Friday
  • Email birdfeed@manor.edu to request a contactless pick up.

Residence Hall:

Residence Hall is open at full capacity.

  • All rooms will be double occupancy.


Other Considerations:

  • All visitation is suspended for the semester 
  • Shared bathrooms
      • Shared bathrooms will be cleaned regularly using EPA-registered disinfectants, at least twice per day (e.g., in the morning and evening or after times of heavy use).
      • Bathrooms will be continuously stocked with soap and automated hand dryers. Hand sanitizer is also available on each floor.
      • Residents will be instructed that sinks could be an infection source and should avoid placing toothbrushes directly on counter surfaces. Totes should also be used for personal items to limit contact with other surfaces in the bathroom.
  • If a student has the virus, then s/he will be required to return to their permanent residence for a minimum of 14 days and attend classes online. A letter will be sent to the students home, explaining the requirements for quarantining by the Montgomery County Department of Health.
    • Students with extenuating circumstances may contact Allison Mootz, Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at amootz@manor.edu.
    • No refunds will be given for this time period.

Athletics 

All sports will be following all State/CDC guidelines along with USCAA/NJCAA guidance at the time the sport is played.


Suspected Infection & Infection Response:

Students, faculty, and staff are required to notify healthservices@manor.edu if they know they have been exposed to COVID-19. 

  • Everyone who has been exposed should self-monitor for symptoms and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop. 

Contact Tracing: For Students

  • If a student tests positive, the Health Department will contact the Director of Health Services. Likewise, if Health Services is notified of a positive test result,  the Director of Health Services should contact the Health Department to inform them. 
    • The Director of Health Services will need to obtain the names and contact information of students who share a class with said student and share that information with the health department. 
    • Infected student’s name will remain confidential within Health Services, except as may be required by the MontCo Health Department.
    • The MontCo Health Department will be responsible for contacting these students to inform them that they have been exposed.
      • See Resident student quarantine process above. 
    • Commuter students with a positive test will need to return to their permanent address until a negative test result can be provided to Manor’s Health Services. While waiting for pick up, the student will be isolated outdoors if possible, and if not, then in the St. Josaphat Residence Hall Student Lounge and will have limited interactions with others.