COVID-19 Campus Contingency Response Procedures
Centenary College is monitoring COVID-19 related information on a daily basis. This information includes:
- Local, state, or national advisories or restrictions
- Campus individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or contact with a COVID-19 positive individual
- Quarantine capacity for the campus
- Contact tracing results
The College continues to respond to recommendations and needs related to COVID-19. The College Cabinet and Fall Planning Group meet weekly to review emerging information, campus data, and community questions. Centenary’s COVID-19 response and guidelines are updated regularly on our website. In addition, the College sends updates and information to students, families, faculty, and staff via email. If a change to instructional delivery or campus residency is required, all campus individuals will be notified as soon as possible.
Shelter in Place on Campus
If a “shelter in place” order is issued, Centenary College is ready to transition to remote only instruction. During a shelter in place order, the College may opt to allow students to remain in their residence rooms and participate in remote instruction and activities. In this case, on-campus dining and other services will be altered as needed to meet the shelter in place requirements. To make such a transition, the College may temporarily pause classes for 1-3 days to allow students, personnel, and services to transition effectively.
If colleges and universities are directed to close campuses or if Centenary determines that campus closure is necessary, the College will temporarily pause classes for 3-5 days to allow on-campus students to move out of residence halls and travel home. The College will resume classes via remote instruction as soon as possible. If needed, the College will modify the academic calendar, specifically extending Fall Term classes into the December Term to ensure adequate instructional time.