Health Alert | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page contains COVID-19 updates and information to support the health and safety of our students and campus community.

Masks Required Indoors

Based on the recent increase of the COVID-19 community level for Hillsborough County from “medium” to “high,” the University will require masking in all indoor spaces effective Monday, May 23. We will continue to monitor the community level for our county and will adjust this policy accordingly. The CDC continues to recommend the use of well-fitting masks (such as KN95) indoors in areas experiencing a “high” community level.

COVID-19 Vaccination not required for Fall 2022 semester

The University will not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty, or staff for the Fall 2022 semester. Everyone is asked to continue providing updates on vaccine or boosters. This will allow the Student Health Center and Human Resources to continue to serve the needs of the Rivier community should individuals become symptomatic.

  • Students are asked to upload vaccination or booster updates to the Medicat portal.
  • Employees are asked to upload vaccination or booster updates using Paycor.

Rivier will continue to monitor COVID-19 local, state, and federal guidelines and best practices. As always, following recommended public health guidance remains the best defense against spread of the COVID-19 virus:

  • Stay home and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Wear a mask if instructed to do so or as appropriate following exposure or illness
  • Limit your contact with others if exposed
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often
  • Remain up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations

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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