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Safety measures

Infectious disease protocols including daily COVID-19 symptom screenings, temperature checks, physical distancing, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) are in place campus-wide. 

Students on campus

Summer 2021: Highly restricted access

During Summer 2021, Labouré will allow the education of students in all programs on campus in labs, though theory and lab content that can be done remotely will continue to be done remotely. The library will be open with limited seating capacity, and some academic support services will be available on campus. Please review the information in the Activities, Access, and Procedures section below for details. 

Students who will be participating in on-campus classes, clinical, or lab work will be contacted by their instructors.

All other students will continue their coursework remotely during Stage 1, but may come to campus for the aforementioned approved scheduled academic support services. 

Time on campus will follow strict infectious disease protocols that include temperature check, COVID-19 symptoms screening, physical distancing, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Before returning to campus, all students must review the Student Acknowledgement Form accessible in the Student Reopening Info tab on my.laboure.edu.

You must log in to my.laboure.edu to access this form. You can also view a detailed description of the plan and Stage 1 instructions on my.laboure.edu

It is important to note that our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus will continue to evolve and the college's policies and plans will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Stage 1 Activities, Access, and Procedures

Health screening includes a symptom check survey prior to arriving on campus, and a temperature screening at the door. You will receive instructions via email. You can also view the instructional video at my.laboure.edu on the Return to Campus tab. 

Students will self-report whether they have any symptoms associated with COVID-19. Students who report yes to any COVID-19 symptom via the COVID-19 symptom health screening and/or present with a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will not be allowed on campus. These students will receive instruction from the Health and Wellness Coordinator on what to do next, and are also encouraged to contact their primary care provider regarding their symptoms. 

COVID-19 testing will be required for those who present with a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, or report any symptoms of COVID-19. The College will provide access to testing if the student does not have coverage through their own health insurance. Students will connect with the Health and Wellness Coordinator for instructions, and are also encouraged to contact their primary care provider.

If the test is negative, the student must contact the Health and Wellness Coordinator with test results for clearance to return to class. Students must be symptom-free to return to class.

If the test is positive, the student must contact the Health and Wellness Coordinator with test results, and notify their instructor for attendance* purposes. Positive test results indicate that the student has COVID-19 and should not come to campus and should isolate at home. Students should keep in touch with the Health and Wellness Coordinator regarding their timeline for discontinuation of home isolation for students with COVID-19 and allowance to return to campus. 

*Students will not be penalized for absence due to COVID-19 illness or testing wait times, and arrangements will be made for make-up at no additional cost to students. 

Students are only allowed entry to the Classroom building during Stage 1.

The Mansion building and Welcome Center are operating remotely. Students can connect with those offices and departments using the information in the "Contacts for On-Campus Resources" dropdown. 

Arrival and Entry

  1. You will enter through the classroom building entry by Public Safety. 
      
  2. Masks are required on campus grounds. Please don your mask before you get out of your car. 
      
  3. Lock anything you don't need with you in your vehicle. You should only have the absolute necessities with you when you enter the building.
      
  4. There will be designated markers at ground level to help you maintain social distancing while you await entry into the building. 
      
  5. You will be required to perform hand hygiene upon entry.
      
  6. Health screening and temperature check will be conducted upon entry. 
      
  7. You will confirm your room assignment at the door. 
      
  8. You will follow designated routes to your assigned classroom or donning station for clinical/lab personal protective equipment (PPE).

When on campus, a distance of 6 feet must be maintained, and masks must be worn at all times. 

Students are only allowed access to the Classroom Building during Stage 1. 

Classrooms: Classrooms are large enough to ensure 6 feet of separation. Masks must be worn at all* times.

Lab Space: Lab spaces are set up for 6 feet of separation. If there is the potential for less than 6 feet of separation, students will wear full PPE (gown, gloves, mask) which will be provided to them. 

*If you are eating in a classroom designated for meal breaks, your mask must be worn until you are seated. Only then may you remove your mask to eat. Once finished eating, you must put your mask back on before leaving your seat.

Restrooms: Only 2 persons are allowed in multi-stall restrooms at any time. Please follow posted signage. 

Lunch/Dinner Breaks: Students must either leave the building for lunch/dinner breaks, or eat in the designated classrooms with appropriate distancing. There will be no access to vending machines on campus. Water will be available.

Library: The library will be open with limited seating capacity and study room availability. Reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made through the D!bs system - instructions for D!bs are on the Library Services tab of my.laboure.edu

The college will provide gowns, face shields, gloves and masks for all students in clinical simulation or lab experiences on campus in Stage 1.

Students will wear the disposable mask provided by Labouré College of Healthcare during simulation or lab instead of their personal mask, but they must doff the disposable mask at the doffing station with the rest of their PPE, and put on their personal mask before leaving the doffing station.

Frequent handwashing will be encouraged, and required when entering or exiting the building, before donning PPE, after doffing PPE, and entering and exiting classrooms. 

There will be frequent cleaning of commonly touched surfaces throughout clinical labs, classrooms, and throughout the building. 

The college will provide cleaning materials for students to wipe down items like bedside rails, lab/sim equipment, mannequins, and table surfaces after using them. 

The Welcome Center and Student Lounge will be closed during Stage 1. 

Students will not be able to access the Mansion building during Stage 1. You can still access the services offered by each division online or by telephone.

The Welcome Center will hold a Pop-Up Welcome Center in the hallway by the Student Lounge at busy times during the semester. Please check your student email and the weekly emailed Student Newsletter for dates and times. 

Welcome Center  
Phone: (617) 322-3517
Email: WelcomeCenter@laboure.edu

Financial Aid
Phone: (617) 322-3517
Email: FinancialAid@laboure.edu

Student Accounts
Phone: (617) 322-3517
Email: StudentAccounts@laboure.edu 

Student Success Center  
Phone: (617) 322-3579
Email: StudentSuccess@laboure.edu 

Public Safety
Phone: (617) 322-3571

IT Helpdesk
Phone: (617) 322-3625

Library
Email: library@laboure.edu

The Student Lounge will be closed during Stage 1. There will be no access to vending machines throughout campus, though water will remain available. 

Please plan accordingly by bringing any snacks or meals, or planning to utilize local businesses for food service. 

Follow directional signage on campus to the appropriate exit. 

Perform hand hygiene before exiting the building. 

Do not congregate at exit; you must leave the building and go directly to your vehicle. If there are several people waiting to exit, please maintain 6 feet of separation; do not hold the door for others.

Masks must be worn at all times. 

Questions about the general reopening plan? Contact communications@laboure.edu 

Questions for the Health and Wellness Coordinator? 
Contact wellnesscoordinator@laboure.edu

COVID-19 Resources

Labouré College of Healthcare's Health and Wellness Coordinator
wellnesscoordinator@laboure.edu
(617) 207-3621

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For additional information and resources about COVID-19 from state and federal resources, please use the links below.

Find a COVID Testing Center in Massachusetts

Massachusetts COVID Vaccine Information

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization