Response to Coronavirus

Oct 19, 2020



Apr 29, 2021


As of Monday, October 19th:

Since July, the administration and staff at St. Bernard’s have continued to monitor closely all developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Although our nation is still afflicted by this virus as this Fall semester unfolds, St. Bernard’s continues to use Zoom videoconferencing for instruction and to remain open for in-person attendance where this is possible. Specifically:

  • Since our Rochester campus is used only for instructional purposes, in-class instruction continues to be an option for those who would prefer this instead of Zoom videoconferencing
  • The Albany campus at 40 North Main Avenue is used for purposes other than education. Therefore, we will continue to deliver classes in the Albany Diocese exclusively through Zoom videoconferencing and our Canvas learning management system.

Looking ahead, we will continue to instruct in the Spring 2021 semester as we are presently. Should there occur a substantial change impacting our instruction methods, be assured you will hear from us immediately.

The entirety of our president's letter detailing our plan during this time can be read here.

Further information can also be found at the following links:

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.