Coronavirus
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Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Villa Maria’s Fall 2020 semester began on Monday, August 31, 2020. Most classes are being offered in a hybrid format, meaning both in-person and online. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is the College’s paramount concern. New safety measures and cleaning standards have been put in place to help keep everyone as safe as possible. The College will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and will continue to take any action necessary to help keep the College community healthy.

Latest Campus Updates

Update as of October 19, 2020

  • All buildings on campus are open, with safety measures in place.
  • To report out of town travel, click here.
  • Athletic Center policies for the Fall 2020 semester can be read here.
  • The Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry is now open; Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 AM-3 PM.
  • Coronavirus Travel Advisory Policy: read here.
  • Villa Maria lists Coronavirus Policies and Procedures: read them here.
  • The College announces its plan for a phased reopening of campus: read more here.
  • The Admissions Office is open for in-person visits, with safety measures in place.
  • The Financial Aid Office is open for in-person visits, with safety measures in place..
  • All Student Services offices are open for in-person visits, with safety measures in place.
  • Tutoring and student support is available through the Student Success Center and the Achieve Center for Students with Learning Differences; schedule a time using WC Online or email..
  • To submit a helpdesk ticket for IT assistance visit: https://helpdesk.villa.edu

Villa Maria College COVID-19 Dashboard

Reporting from August 1, 2020-October 19, 2020

Confirmed
COVID-19 Cases

  • Zero

Individuals asked to Quarantine since 8/1/20

  • 16

Individuals
in Isolation

  • Zero
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Prevent the Spread of Disease

The CDC continues to encourage common-sense strategies for preventing the spread of communicable diseases. We ask for your assistance to reinforce health prevention measures at home in the following ways:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu vaccine. 

A message from Dr. Matthew Giordano, President

Health Concerns

If the college becomes aware that a student or employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, we will work with local health officials to determine our next steps. If you believe that you have symptoms of the coronavirus, students should contact [email protected] immediately, while staff should contact their supervisor and Dr. Carrie Florea, Director of Human Resources at [email protected] or 716.961.2864.

Contact information
For student concerns please contact DJ Schier, Director of Student Affairs at [email protected] or 716.961.1878.

For employee concerns please contact Dr. Carrie Florea, Director of Human Resources at [email protected] or 716.961.2864.

For press and media concerns please contact Brian Emerson, VP for Enrollment and Operations at [email protected] or 716.961.1838 office, 716.472.7817 mobile.

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