As of Monday, August 16th:
Since our latest update, the administration and staff at St. Bernard’s have continued to closely monitor all developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Given the fact that we are a non-residential school and that our campuses are able to conform to the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for educational institutions, we will continue to offer the possibility of attending our courses either via Zoom or in-person. The in-person option will remain available at the Rochester, Albany, and Buffalo campuses for the Fall 2021 semester. For those who are able to attend classes in-person, all students and visitors will be required to wear masks while in all public spaces on all campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Those who wish may remove their masks once seated in the classrooms. We will continue to follow local and federal guidance in order to maintain a healthy environment; physical distancing and classroom cleaning protocols will remain in place. Students who would like to opt-in to in-person attendance for their course(s) will be contacted by the Registrar to do so.
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.
Thank you for your continued patience during these trying times. General guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been distributed through the various dioceses we serve and are helpfully articulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.