Vaccination Update

Due to City of Philadelphia mandates, all students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated. To register for in-person or hybrid classes, students need to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. Students who are not vaccinated or do not have an approved exemption are able to register for fully online courses. Please see our College COVID-19 Updates for more information and visit our Virtual Student Resource Center for support.

COVID-19 Reporting Guide for Faculty and Staff for Students with COVID-19

Once someone is identified as having tested positive for COVID-19, they will be required to follow the College’s COVID-19 Isolation, Quarantine & Testing Protocol.

If an instructor or staff member receives information of a possible COVID positive incident in yourclass or in any areas on campus follow these steps to help facilitate an effective response.

Reporting a COVID-19+ Student

  1. Faculty or staff who receive a report of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19+ student should notify the College’s COVID Response Team via email at, and the Dean of Students Office at, and copy their Academic Dean/AVP.
  2. The COVID Response Team will reach out to the student to determine appropriate next steps in accordance with the College’s COVID-19 Isolation, Quarantine & Testing Protocol.  No further action will be required by the faculty or staff member unless directed by the COVID Response Team.

Student Exposure

Students who are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 should contact the COVID Response Team at or call (215)751-8035 (press “Option 1” for COVID inquiries, then press “Option 2” for students) and follow the College’s COVID-19 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Protocol.   

Each academic area will need to determine how best to address how they will accommodate a student who has contracted COVID-19 with regard to due dates for assignments/tests. Some students have managed with minor issues due to COVID and others have become very ill at home, with a few needing to be hospitalized for a short period.  This must be taken into consideration.

How to Proceed with the Course After a COVID-19 Incident

In most cases, there will be no need to suspend class or move to a virtual format due to a COVID-19 incident, unless otherwise required by the health and safety standards of the academic program. The COVID Response Team will advise the Academic Dean/AVP if there is evidence indicating a class should switch to a virtual format.  If there are any questions regarding whether class should go forward, the Academic Dean/AVP should coordinate with the COVID Response Team to determine next steps.

Faculty or Staff Exposure

Faculty or staff who are confirmed or suspected to have contracted COVID-19 should notify their Department Head/supervisor and the COVID Response Team at or call (215)751-8035 (press “Option 1” for COVID inquiries, then press “Option 1” for employees) and follow the applicable protocol in the College’s COVID-19 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Protocol. The COVID Response Team will respond in accordance with the protocol. 

College Coronavirus Webpage

Further information regarding the College’s COVID-19 response and procedures are available on the College’s COVID-19 webpage, which can be found here: The webpage also contains the College’s Campus COVID-19 Safety Expectations for Students. The College asks that faculty teaching in-person courses distribute and discuss these expectations with their students.