Frequently Asked Questions

The Emmanuel College campus has re-opened for living and learning for the Spring 2021 semester. FAQs will be updated on an on-going basis.

We encourage faculty and staff to also review the FAQs on the Student & Families page to stay up to date with the latest information from the College. We will continue to update FAQS as preparation continues for the spring. In the meantime, any faculty or staff who have questions should contact the Office of Human Resources at 617 735-9991 or   

General Questions for Faculty & Staff

The Office of Human Resources has outlined protocols for the return to campus in its Return to the Workplace Guide.  In addition, employees must complete the following Return to Campus training:  Return to Campus Training.

Face masks or face coverings must be worn by all employees working on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., common work spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, etc.). Appropriate use of face masks or coverings is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. The mask or cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing. 

Emmanuel College provides access to an EAP for all employees. AllOne Health Has a multitude of counseling and referral programs available to employees who are in need of assistance for personal and work-related issues. AllOne Health can be reached 800.451.1834 or on-line at This is a free and confidential service. 

While custodial crews will continue to clean office and work spaces based on CDC guidelines, additional care should be taken to wipe down commonly used surfaces. Before starting work and before you leave any room in which you have been working, you must wipe down all work areas with Oxivir sanitizer, an EPA approved sanitizer that kills COVID-19.

This includes any shared-space location or equipment (e.g. copiers, printers, computers, A/V and other electrical equipment, coffee makers, desks and tables, light switches, door knobs, etc.).

The Office of Human Resources will provide additional training based on guidelines outline in the Return to the Workplace Guide. In addition, employees must complete the following Return to Campus training:  Return to Campus Training.

If a staff or faculty member is concerned that a student is at-risk (i.e. they are facing academic, financial, technical, life, physical, emotional or behavioral issues) that may impact their ability to succeed at Emmanuel, please enter a referral for the student in EC 360 (EC 360 uses your Emmanuel login credentials). 

The referral will be reviewed by Dean of Students Dr. Jenn Forry and assigned to an appropriate staff member who can connect the student to the resources that they need to be successful. However, please remember if you think that someone is going to harm themselves or others, do not complete the referral form and call Campus Safety (617-735-9710) or 911.

All staff members who will be on campus are required to schedule a weekly testing appointment in CoVerified. Test are offered Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with multiple appointments available every 10 minutes.

If you are on campus more than one day a week and frequently interact with others on campus, you are required to test two-times per a week. Please schedule your two tests on non-consecutive days.

When you receive your first test on campus, you do not have to leave campus until you receive your results. Please limit your interactions with others, as outlined in Return to Work guidelines.

If you would prefer to schedule a pre-test before your first day on campus, you are welcome to schedule one during the Testing Center hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Before coming to the Testing Center in Avenue Commons:

    • Blow your nose well within a few minutes of arriving, this will help minimize the chance of receiving an inconclusive test
    • Complete your daily symptom check in CoVerified - you will be asked to show the green “cleared” screen when you arrive
    • Ensure you have your Emmanuel ID card with you as you will need to present this in order to check in.

If you are not planning to be present on campus you will not test at Emmanuel. 

No. If you have symptoms, please contact your PCP and arrange for testing.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you will be removed from the testing program for 90 days from the date of your positive test.

You will receive notification from CoVerified that your test has come back negative. Test results are provided electronically to you individually within the CoVerified app and to Emmanuel within 24 hours of delivery to the lab. 

CoVerified will notify the COVID Center team and you will receive a call from the Office of Human Resources. This call will inform you to stay home and will provide you with your return-to-work date. The Office of Human Resources will also notify your supervisor.

If the duties of your position can be done remotely and you are not sick, you may work remotely upon the approval of your supervisor.

Please contact Erin Farmer Noonan at and you will receive a follow-up call from the Office of Human Resources. This call will inform you to stay home and will provide you with your return-to-work date. The Office of Human Resources will also notify your supervisor and the COVID Center team.

If you have been vaccinated and are coming to campus you still need to get tested.

While it is probable that you will come face-to-face with students and other members of the community from time to time, we ask that all formal meetings be scheduled and conducted through the conferencing tools available through the College.

The Dining Hall will be open and available for grab-and-go options, but we ask that employees do not dine with others during lunch time even when the space allows for social distancing.

It is important to wear a mask, remain six feet apart, and limit the interaction to 15 minutes. Immediately following the interaction, wipe down any surfaces with the cleaner provided and wash hands with sanitizer.

Halo’s Pledge is a community promise that sets forth expectations and responsibilities for promoting a safe and healthy campus for the Spring semester.

No. If a faculty member was granted an accommodation to teach remotely, they are not allowed to teach their class or conduct other business on campus. Faculty who were granted an accommodation have been removed from the satellite testing program and are therefore not able to be cleared for on-campus visits.  

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