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CHC Partners with Giant Pharmacy for On-Campus Vaccine/Booster Clinic on February 17th (January 19, 2022)

In order to support our community in securing vaccination, we have partnered with Giant Pharmacy to host a vaccine/booster clinic on campus from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on February 17th.  The Moderna vaccine will be offered.  Anyone eligible for their first dose, second dose, or booster can sign up for an appointment and get vaccinated right on campus.  Please note that the Moderna booster can be given to anyone having previously received the Pfizer or Moderna two dose series or the one dose J&J vaccine.  To sign up for an appointment please click this link: https://giantsched.rxtouch.com/rbssched/program/tgc9968/Patient/Advisory.  Please enter the College’s zip code (19118) on the landing page; you will then need to scroll from January to February on the calendar to select a time on February 17th.

 

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Letter to the CHC Community Regarding Full Return to In-Person Operations Beginning January 24th (January 14, 2022)

Dear Members of the College Community, 

Informed by the work of the COVID-19 Task Force and based on current information and trends, the College has made the decision to resume on-campus operations effective January 24, 2022. This will include in-person instruction for all three Schools.   

In an effort to provide the best possible academic and student experience in the safest possible environment, we will continue to require masking of all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors on campus. We encourage all members of the community to wear a well fitted N95 or KN95 mask. As an alternative, people may consider double masking with a surgical mask and a cloth mask. Masks must cover both the nose and the mouth and fit tightly to the face with no gaps. 

Last week, we shared the revised COVID Vaccine Policy, requiring all members of the community to get a booster shot, with the exception of those who have an approved exemption. The full policy, including timeline associated with booster eligibility, is available online: https://www.chc.edu/vaccination-policy.  

As always, all members of the community are expected to conduct a daily self-health assessment. If you are feeling ill or awaiting results from a COVID test, please do not come to campus. Symptoms vary from person to person, but include fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough, and nausea. 

Additional information for students, faculty, and staff will be forthcoming from the Offices of Academic Affairs and Student Life. The latest information and most recent announcements will continue to be available on our website at: https://www.chc.edu/chestnut-hill-college-covid-19-announcements-and-cares-information.  

Blessings,  

Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D.
President 

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Letter to the CHC Community Regarding Remote Delivery of Course Instruction Through January 22nd (January 5, 2022)

Greetings CHC Students, Faculty, and Staff, In conjunction with the College’s decision to extend remote/low-density operations for all offices through January 21, 2022 (message included below), all classes will be moved to remote/online delivery from January 10, 2022 through January 22, 2022

Because School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) courses begin on January 24, 2022, this decision still affects only those courses in 1) the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and 2) the Accelerated Adult Degree Program (AADP) offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). SGS and AADP/SCPS students enrolled in in-person classes should consult their faculty members, Dean’s offices, or program offices for more information regarding arrangements for class sessions originally scheduled to meet in-person between January 10th and January 22nd. Faculty should contact their Dean’s offices for further information regarding support available for online/remote instruction. Remote service also continues to be available through Logue Library. We continue to monitor information in conjunction with the COVID-19 Task Force with regard to campus operations and instruction beyond the revised January 22nd date. Academic Affairs Office

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Letter to the CHC Community Regarding Virtual Work and Office Hours Through January 21st (January 5, 2022)

Dear Members of the College Community, We continue to monitor the rise in COVID cases and, upon the recommendation of the Task Force, Cabinet made the decision to extend the time for staff to work remotely through Friday, January 21st.

We have also updated our COVID Vaccine Policy and will now require all members of the community to get a booster shot, with the exception of those who have an approved exemption. Detailed information about the Vaccine Policy will be forthcoming. Supervisors will continue to be in contact with you to make arrangements for limited in-person coverage of offices that provide direct service to our students or that are required in other capacities. Numbers of staff working in offices will be limited and rotated over these next two-and-one-half weeks in order to take the precautionary measures we believe necessary at this point in the pandemic. Prior to coming to campus, all members of the community are expected to conduct a daily self-health assessment. If you are feeling ill or awaiting results from a COVID test, please DO NOT COME to campus under any circumstances. Symptoms vary from person to person, but include fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough, and nausea. Remember to mask while indoors on campus. We encourage all members of the community to wear a well fitted N95 or KN95 mask. As an alternative, people may consider double masking with a surgical mask and a cloth mask. Masks must cover both the nose and the mouth and fit tightly to the face with no gaps. Additional information for faculty and students will be forthcoming from the Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Deans as well as from the Co-Chairs of the COVID Task Force. We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions about remote work and virtual course delivery as may be necessary. Wishing you peace, blessings, and good health, Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. President

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