Health Alert | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page contains COVID-19 updates and information.

Fall 2021 COVID Protocols for Students

This document details the COVID policies and procedures in place for the Fall 2021 semester to support the health and safety of our students and campus community.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

In support of Rivier University’s commitment to offer a comprehensive college experience, featuring face-to-face instruction, full residence halls, intercollegiate athletics, and a complement of student events and activities, the University will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of medical or religious exemption, for all students, faculty, and staff who will attend classes, live on campus, work, or access campus during the 2021-22 academic year. Proof of vaccination is due by August 1; request for exemption is required by August 15. If submitting an exemption request, you will be contacted once your file has been reviewed.

Student Instructions

Students will utilize the Medicat health portal to upload proof of vaccination or a Request for Vaccine Exemption form. See Medicat Health Portal instructions for New Students and Returning Students.

Employee Instructions

Rivier employees will use the Vaccination Upload Form for Employees or download an exemption form from the University intranet.

Masks and Face Coverings

All students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces including classrooms. This requirement follows recently released CDC guidance that, in communities with substantial or high COVID transmission, all individuals regardless of vaccination status should wear a mask indoors. The city of Nashua is currently experiencing substantial level community transmission as reported by the CDC and Nashua Public Health.

Masks are not required outdoors or when someone is alone in an office or in their own room in University housing. As we start the fall semester with masking in place, we will continue to closely monitor evolving CDC and public health guidance and will make decisions that support the health and safety of our community.

Helpful Links

  • CARES Act information can be found on this page.
  • Information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
    • What to do if you are sick: If you are sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019, or suspect being infected with it, follow the steps in this fact sheet to help prevent spreading it to people in your home and community.

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