A presumed case of COVID-19 is defined as an individual who is experiencing any COVID symptoms and has possible contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive or has a presumed COVID-19 diagnosis.
The most effective tool to fight the spread of COVID-19 is vaccination. Decisions regarding campus status, masks, and quarantine will be based, in part, on our community vaccination rate.
Students are required to report their vaccination status in SONIS. Failure to report vaccination status by noon Tuesday, August 10 may result in an Honor Code violation or exclusion from school.
If you have technical problems with the form or the upload, contact Chip Loser @ chip.loser@NSL.law
If you have questions about the status of your reporting, contact Beth.McDonald@nsl.law
If your vaccination status changes from ‘No’ to ‘Yes,’ you should fill out the form again with your updated status.
The School strongly encourages everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated for their health and the health of our community.
Campus and library are currently open regular hours for students and the public.
The bookstore is open Monday and Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Students are required to report their vaccination status to the School via SONIS.
While remote learning may be employed in the future, there are no plans to offer online learning at this time.
Masks must be worn on campus at all times when in the presence of others, regardless of vaccination status.
Faculty have the option to remove masks for lectures, provided there is ample space between faculty and students for the duration of the class and the faculty member is fully vaccinated.
Staff are not required to wear masks when in their office alone.
NSL is not conducting any health screening on campus, but requires that all visitors are generally healthy, with no fever or COVID-19 symptoms.
All attendance will be recorded in person using the class rolls.
Classes are being held in person only.
No remote learning options are available at this time.
Students are not permitted to use Facetime or other video interface in class.
Do not come to NSL if you are not feeling well, have a fever, or if you know you have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Do not come to the School if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 until you have spoken to a School official. The School also asks that any person who has been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or has a current positive test to alert the School to enable us to work with local health officials on a plan to move forward.
Everyone has a choice regarding trips to stores and similar outings – which ones, at what times, in what area, etc. Those same options do not exist for school. Because students are required to attend classes and may not have a choice, the School is acting in the best interest of all students, including those that may have greater health risks or concerns.
Facetime is not permitted in the classroom while class is in session.
Meals may be enjoyed outside in the courtyard or other spaces outside the building. At this time the School is not permitting students to consume food inside the building.
Yes. Masks must be worn at all times, with some minor exceptions for faculty and staff under certain circumstances. The CDC recommends cloth masks that fit snuggly against the face. Face shields are not recommended, but will be permitted with proper medical documentation.
Wearing a mask is for the protection of your fellow students and others around you. Wearing a mask helps protect others from the spread of the virus. Each person is acting in a sign of respect for others by wearing a mask.
It is School policy that everyone wear a mask for the safety of everyone in the building. The School has made the decision based on the vaccination rate, the rate of spread of the virus, number of students, the amount of time students are together, and the confines of the building. Students must supply their own masks.
If you have any health concerns about wearing a mask, please consult with a member of the administration prior to your attendance at the School to discuss options.
You will be asked to leave the building. If you are attending class, you will not be counted as present for attendance purposes. Not wearing a mask may constitute an Honor Code violation.
Professors have been informed that everyone in their classroom must wear a mask. Professors have the option to take their mask off while lecturing, provided there is ample space between them and students and the faculty member is fully vaccinated. Before and after lecturing, they are required to wear masks.
Anytime you are in a space in the presence of other people. Wearing a mask helps protect others from the spread of the virus. Each person is acting in a sign of respect for others by wearing a mask.
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