As of Tuesday, March 1st:
Since our last update in December, the administration and staff at St. Bernard’s have continued to closely monitor all developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
New York State Governor, Kathy Hochul, has decided to lift the mask requirement for all schools in New York State (with the exception of New York City) tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. Consequently, beginning Wednesday, March 2nd, all faculty, staff, and students who enter our campus buildings will not be required to wear a mask while indoors.
As recommended by our Governor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we will continue to be vigilant concerning best practices to prevent the possibility of infection. We will also continue to offer the possibility of attending our courses either via Zoom or in-person. Again, for those who attend classes and/or exams in-person at our campuses in New York State (in Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany), we no longer require the wearing of masks.
Once again, we will continue to monitor the situation, and if there are any substantial changes, be assured that you will hear from us immediately. The entirety of our president's letter outlining this update can be read here.
For current students who have been affected financially because of COVID-19 and would like to learn more about available financial grants, you can learn more here. Our Declaration of Cares Act Expenditures can be viewed here.
May we take this time to pray to the Lord, our harbor and our true hope, and may we remember all those who are most vulnerable: those with preexisting conditions, the elderly, the poor, and those who have no one to care for them. Be assured of our prayers for you and yours during this time and please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.