Coronavirus FAQs

FDU Policies & Procedures 

How is FDU developing policies to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic? 

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, FDU has planned in conjunction with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of State and the State of New Jersey Department of Health, as well as Canadian federal and British Columbia health authorities. For an update in particular on the current governmental guidelines in New Jersey, please visit the official site of the State of New Jersey

Does FDU have a COVID-19 vaccination policy?  

FDU requires all students, faculty and staff on the Metropolitan and Florham campuses to be immunized against COVID-19. This includes all students who are on campus to live, attend classes, or engage in any in-person activities. For more information and to see frequently asked questions and answers about FDU’s vaccine policy, go to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy web page. For more information about the vaccines, see “Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.”

Does FDU require students to get booster shots?

At this time FDU does not require booster shots, but the University strongly encourages all eligible community members to keep their vaccinations up-to-date with a booster shot. When you have received your booster shot, please upload your documentation to Medicat.  

What are the current guidelines for face coverings? 

The use of face coverings throughout the New Jersey campuses — in classrooms and elsewhere — is no longer required except in health-care settings and any other settings mandated by law. While the face covering requirement is no longer in effect, as case numbers continue to rise with the spread of more transmissible variants, we encourage the use of face coverings in indoor public spaces and promote a mask-friendly environment where anyone who wishes to wear a mask can and should do so.

Do students need to undergo entry testing or surveillance testing?  

There will be no entry testing or surveillance testing, however, Student Health Services will continue to provide testing for symptomatic students. 

Will students have remote options for courses? 

The majority of classes and academic activities are in person and only limited courses are being offered remotely (with the exception of our normal online programs). Students should consult Self-Service for specific course modalities.   

Student, Faculty and Staff Health 

What health and safety policies has the University put into place? 

FDU developed various health and safety policies to help safeguard our community members. These include a vaccine requirement for students, faculty and staff, as well as various protocols for the care of individuals who test positive for COVID-19. For the latest updates on the current policies and protocols in place, see our health and safety requirements

What do faculty and staff need to know about health and safety on campus and COVID-19 protocols? 

The Office of Human Resources has compiled a comprehensive set of protocols concerning COVID-19 for faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources. 

What should students do if they feel sick? 

If you are a resident student who has possibly come in contact with an infected individual and/or you exhibit a fever, shortness of breath or a cough, please contact the appropriate health service as listed below. All other students should seek medical assistance through their primary care physician and notify campus health services of any positive COVID-19 diagnosis. If you test positive you must immediately notify the appropriate health service.

  • Metropolitan Campus Department of Student Health Services – 201-692-2437. After hours, call Metropolitan Campus Public Safety – 201-692-2222. 
  • Florham Campus Department of Student Health Services – 973-443-8535. After hours, call Florham Public Safety – 973-443-8888. 
  • Vancouver Campus: Call your health-care provider or the provincial health line 8-1-1 to discuss any need for testing and follow up. FDU Vancouver student services can be reached at 604-648-8112. 
  • Wroxton College: The Wroxton College Reception Office, which is staffed 24/7, will coordinate with local medical services and can be reached at 011-44-1295-730551. 

See additional information for students at Coronavirus Information from HR. 

When should faculty and staff members isolate and contact the Office of Human Resources?

Employees should not come to work, should self-isolate off campus, and must contact Human Resources if they test positive for COVID-19 or have any symptoms of the virus. 

For more information, see the COVID-19 protocols for faculty and staff or contact Vice President for Human Resources Rose D’Ambrosio at 201-692-7026 or dambrosi@fdu.edu

 

Other Resources 

Where can I get more information on coronavirus?  

For up-to-date information, please check the following websites: 

United States 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

U.S. Department of State    

State of New Jersey Department of Health   

Canada 

Canada Public Health 

BC Centre For Disease Control   

Health Canada 

Vancouver Coastal Health 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England   

United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office