COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols


The University’s Emergency Response Team developed the following protocols that comply with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local and state health officials.  All students, faculty, staff, administrators, campus visitors, vendors, and volunteers are required to follow these protocols to protect our campuses. Thank you for your compliance!
 

Masking & Physical Distancing Policy

All students, staff, faculty, and guests are required to wear masks on campus while indoors, except when in your individual office or residence hall rooms. 

Physical distancing on campus is encouraged but not required.
 

Vaccination Policy 

Any student, staff, or faculty member who has not submitted a Vaccination or Exemption form will not be granted access to campus.

If you haven't done so already, please complete GMercyU's COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Form and Request for Vaccination Exemption Form here. (You must be logged into the portal to view the form.) If you have any questions, please email covid19@gmercyu.edu.

We will continue to require weekly testing for unvaccinated community members for the Spring 2022 semester starting on January 12, 2022. No sign up is needed.

Please keep a copy of your vaccination card or approved exemption with you or in electronic format in the event Public Safety needs to verify your status. 


COVID-19 Boosters

In accordance with the CDC, we strongly encourage anyone over the age of 16 to get a booster shot. If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you may obtain a booster six months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you may obtain the booster two months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination. You may obtain either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as a booster regardless of which vaccine you originally received.

If you have received a COVID-19 booster, please be sure to upload your proof of vaccination using this link.  
 

Daily Health Survey

Prior to arriving on main campus or our Bensalem campus, please complete the online daily health survey to assess signs of possible COVID-19 infection. 

If your answers to the screening questionnaire indicate that you are not at risk for the virus, you will be able to access campus. 

If you answer "yes" to the screening questions prior to arriving to campus, you will be instructed to contact Human Resources at 215-646-7300, ext. 21562 if you are an employee. If you are a student, you will be instructed to contact the Health and Wellness Center at 267-448-1306. Human Resources or the Health and Wellness Center will review information and determine next steps. 

Faculty and Staff, please see our Stay-at-Home Policy if you are not feeling well.
 

Entering and Exiting Campus

Access to campus for Sumneytown Pike and Evans Road will return to two-way traffic starting January 4, 2022.

Officers will be stationed at the passenger side of vehicles to scan ID cards. If you do not have a GMercyU ID card, please contact campbellsolutioncenter@gmercyu.edu.  

Find a campus map here.
 

Handwashing

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Hand sanitizer will also be provided throughout campus. See more details on hand washing.
 

Cleaning on Campus

Everyone is encouraged to use cleaning supplies that will be supplied throughout campus to maintain a safety and healthy environment throughout campus. 
 

Reporting COVID-19 Exposure

Any student who is experiencing symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19 should contact the Health & Wellness Center immediately at 215-646-7300, ext.21562.

Any employee who has received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 or possible exposure to COVID-19 is not to report to campus and should contact their supervisor and the Human Resources Department immediately at 215-646-7300 x21562.

Any recent guest or visitor to campus who has received a positive diagnosis of or possible exposure to COVID-19 should immediately contact Public Safety at 215-646-7300, ext. 21300.