New York College of Health Professions would like to take this time to acknowledge all the students, faculty, and staff that are on the front line of the pandemic, putting themselves out there to help, provide, support and selflessly giving to those in need. To all our students that are working in the medical field, transportation, food industry, markets, etc., we thank you and we give you our utmost respect. On this same note we also want to express our deepest and heartfelt condolences for all the loved ones that have passed away during this time and to our students that have also passed away. Words cannot express the sorrows and hurt but we do want to extend our condolences and if anyone needs any help or needs to reach out and talk to someone feel free and we encourage anyone to call the OMH Helpline 1-844-863-9314.
Any students that would like additional information we have added a direct link with additional resources, including some PDF files from this link that we thought might be helpful to you, or to someone you might know. https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/disaster_resources/pandemic_influenza/
New York College is constantly working towards and is concerned for the well-being of all our students, staff and faculty and in doing so we will be doing another deep cleaning of the college right before the school is allowed to open, along with daily cleaning of the building and constantly touched surface areas. We will also be proactive and provide mask to any student that would need one. We encourage all our students to wear masks and to bring their own masks and gloves. We encourage students to constantly wash their hands and practice self-care. The college will also rearrange the chairs in each classroom to abide by the social distance guidelines. Lastly we know it has been a while since we have all seen each other, but we do request that we all practice social distance when needed.
New York College of Health Professions has made tremendous progress with mitigating cases of COVID-19 during the last 20 months of the pandemic. The diligence of the students, faculty, staff, and clinic patients has helped to keep the COVID cases at the College at an absolute minimum. There have been no cases of COVID spread from people within the College community.
As the fall 2021 trimester is approaching, New York College of Health Professions continues to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. It is necessary from time to time to review its protocols and guidelines to ensure that those at the College are as safe as possible. Due to the recent guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Department of Education, the College is adjusting its protocols starting with the Fall 2021 trimester.
Prior to the start of the fall trimester, unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff must get tested for COVID-19 so that the College has a baseline of cases for cases at the College. Those individuals that are vaccinated must submit proof of vaccination to the appropriate department. If you are an employee of the College (faculty, staff, or administration), you can submit your proof to the HR department. If you are a student at the College, you can submit your proof to the Registrar. At this time, the College is NOT mandating vaccinations.
For individuals who are not vaccinated, proof of recent negative test results (no more than 5 days before start of classes) should be submitted. Access to testing sites can be found by going to https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.
Follow up test is recommended:
The College is actively looking at other options to accommodate the needs of our staff and students to comply with the COVID-19 testing requirement, including random tests.
The College has consulted with the CDC website found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/considerations.html to set protocols for safety at the school. The following protocols are required while you are at the College.
The College wants to thank everyone for the anticipated cooperation with the protocols that have been put in the place to ensure safety and health. Should you have any questions, please contact Student Services, or your program Dean.
New York State has updated its COVID travel restrictions. That will take into effect starting 11/4/2020. If you need a place to get free testing for COVID you can call 1-888-364-3065.
The quarantine criteria for travel is:
“All travelers entering New York from a state that is not a contiguous state, or from a CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice country, shall quarantine for a period of 14 days, consistent with Department of Health regulations for quarantine, unless:”
For travelers that meet the criteria above, the traveler may exit quarantine upon receipt of the second negative test result.
Contiguous states are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Travelers from these states are not subject to this guidance.
Travelers who leave New York State for less than 24 hours do not need to obtain a diagnostic test before departing and do not need to quarantine upon return. However, such travelers must fill out the traveler form upon entry and must obtain a diagnostic test on the fourth day after arrival in New York.
The administration here at New York College takes the safety and health of the students very seriously. We ask that if you or anyone here at the school does not feel well to let student services and your dean know. If a student feels that they are not feeling well they should let their instructors know, follow up with their primary care physician and quarantine. They should also notify their Dean and Student Services. Once I receive an email I will ask a couple questions such as;
This update serves as an update for all students, faculty, and staff with regard to the college’s policies and procedures for the protocols for COVID-19. These updates do not replace the processes that we have put in place since the college released its information as it became available. This information is in addition to what the college is already doing.
Please know that the administration is doing everything to remain in compliance with CDC and Health Department guidelines. The college would not put any member of the community at risk for contracting COVID-19. As a reminder, if you don’t feel well, stay home and notify Student Services. You should also contact your doctor if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Together, we can all do our part by staying vigilant and adhering to the guidelines set forth by the health care professionals.
For the Fall 2020 term:
o All Massage classes that are “LECT”, “PALT” and “PART” will be held remotely (online). Classes that are of type “TECH” and “CLIN” will be in person (in School).
o All GSOM classes that are “LECT” and “PART” will be held remotely (online). Classes that are of type “CLIN” will be in person (in School). The GSOM program will also have hybrid classes for all “TECH” classes and will be notified in advance what days the “In person” (in School) part of the class will be.Security Updates: (For all student, staff, and faculty)
o If you do not feel well do not come into school
o Cloth mask or face covering must be worn at all times
o Regularly wash your hands with soap for about 20 seconds or more
o Use hand sanitizer if not able to wash your hands
o Try not to touch unnecessary surfaces
o Please enter the school through the Main entrance in the back where the big parking lot is. **Upon entering the school all students, staff and faculty will have their temperature checked. If you have a temperature of less than 100.4 ºF, you will be cleared to enter. If the thermometer reading is higher, we will ask you to wait in the café for 2 min to then recheck your temperature. If your temperature does not show any signs of lowering, we will ask you to leave. **Once you enter the hallway of the school entrance, please wait at indicated markings on the floor. If there is a line inside the hallway and all the markings are being occupied by someone please wait outside until a spot is available.
o Social distance must be maintained throughout the school.
Additional Safety Information:
o Do not block the hallways if you are talking with people, move to an open area where people can walk around you safely.
o Seats have been moved in each classroom for social distance, please do not move them.
o No congregating in large groups
o Use the supplies as needed, do not over use or take any supplies home.
o In technique classrooms, all tables must be disinfected after each use. Cleaner will be provided.
o In lecture classrooms, the desks will be disinfected each night. In lieu of the daily disinfecting by the college we will provide antibacterial hand wipes in each classroom for students to wipe down their own chairs before and after class.
o When done with hand wipes, gloves, mask, napkins, tissues, etc. Please dispose of them away in the proper waste receptacle.
o All administrative office visits must be done at the door way of the office, do not enter into the offices.
o MT & GSOM Clinics will provide their additional guidelines
o If you are not feeling well please let the administration know or email email@example.com(Updated 8/20/20)
Please note that all information can be found on https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html as it pertains to COVID-19.
Due to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order that was released on May 1, 2020, all classes will be taught online using Google Meet and Google Classroom for the summer trimester. The Executive Order required all K-12 schools and colleges to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, which lasts until June 30, 2020. The clinics will remain closed until at least June 30th.
All administrative offices are working remotely at this time, and will continue to do so until the restrictions in place through New York Pause are lifted.
ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA SCHOOL EMAIL IMMEDIATELY SHOULD THERE BE ANY FURTHER UPDATES TO IN-PERSON CLASS & CLINIC SUSPENSIONS.
New York College of Health Professions is committed to the safety of all students, faculty, and staff. With courses for the summer trimester being held remotely, the College does have a plan to resume in person instruction when cleared to do so by the New York State Health Department .
When the college reopens for in person operations, specific guidelines and practices must be adhered to. The information provided below outlines the strategic plan to resume in person classes and clinics.
Before New York College of Health Professions can resume in person activities, there are specific guidelines and practices that need to be put in place. The information provided below outlines the strategic plan to resume in person classes and clinics.
It is recommended that each person monitors their own health. If you are sick, stay home. When the College is ready to re-open, the college will be closely monitoring all faculty, students, and staff to ensure their safety.