Seton Hall University

Health Statistics Continue Dramatic Improvements; Gov. Murphy Announces End to Mask Mandate in Schools  

The State's public health statistics continue to improve with cases, hospitalizations and the transmission rate (.51) continuing their declines.

Citing the rapid improvement in public health statistics, Governor Murphy Announced That Universal School Mask Mandate Will Be Lifted Effective March 7. Several other states followed suit, announcing the end of their (K-12) school mask mandates. The CDC continues to advise mask wearing in areas of high transmission, although it noted it is reviewing its advice.

We are highly encouraged by the continued, significant improvements in the state’s health statistics and the low case levels across the University. For now, the University's indoor mask mandate remains in place. The HICT continues to meet weekly, analyzing local, state, and federal government guidance along with public and campus health statistics to inform any adjustments to the University's health and safety protocols. Any change will be thoroughly considered and communicated

You can read more at:

Indoor Mask Requirement

All individuals (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are required to wear a mask at all indoor, nonresidential, on-campus University settings, except when alone or dining.

We continue to provide free upgraded (surgical) masks at various locations: Walsh Library (circulation desk- 2nd floor); Schwartz Hall (2nd floor – student welcome desk); Bethany Hall (1st floor- student welcome desk); Mooney Hall (Center for Academic Success- student desk); the security desk at the Law School entrance; the IHS campus security desk; and at the Student Services IHS campus desk (1st Floor, Room 1517).

Testing Resources

Booster Shots Are Available. Get One.

Vaccines are widely available. See where at covid19.nj.gov/finder.

The CDC provides this helpful vaccine finder. A nationwide site is at  Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You

We are resuming SHUFLY service to Livingston Mall and its testing and vaccination site. Learn more at https://www.essexcovid.org/ and remember to bring your Seton Hall ID.

We are providing a second vaccination clinic on the South Orange campus on Tuesday, March 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Bethany A. Register at https://setonhall.formstack.com/forms/setonhall_covid19vaccineregistration

CDC Provides Helpful Information

University Update

  • There were 5 new cases since February 7.
  • As of February 9, the five-day moving average of positive cases is at 2.8.
  • 3 on campus quarantine and isolation beds are occupied.

Please note that we regularly rotate information and reminders to keep this newsletter as concise and helpful to you as possible. Although the specific information may vary with each issue, any significant change in University health and safety protocols or resources will be clearly communicated.

Your health and safety remain paramount in Seton Hall’s planning and actions. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact the HICT here.

Sincerely,

Matthew Borowick
Vice President of University Relations
Co-chair, Health Intervention and Communication Team

Monica N. Burnette, Ph.D.
Vice President, Division of Student Services
Co-chair, Health Intervention and Communication Team

Categories: Campus Life , Health and Medicine

For more information, please contact:

  • Health Intervention and Communication Team
  • (973) 761-9000
RELATED NEWS
NEWS CATEGORIES