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Announcement for Students Returning from Spring Break

-March 16, 2020-

Effective immediately students will access courses, resources and support services online. The physical campus is closed UNLESS your faculty notify you to come to campus for a scheduled learning activity. The Harbor View Fitness Center is also not available for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

If you have personal items on campus which you need to retrieve please email Kathy Zuluaga at kzuluaga@mghihp.edu and she will coordinate a time for you to come to campus.

SELF HEALTH SCREENING: As members of the healthcare community, it is incumbent upon all of us to do our part to aid in "flattening the curve." All members of the Institute community should practice a heightened level of self-awareness, asking yourself the below questions and reporting to the appropriate person when you can answer "yes" to any of them.

  • Have you returned from a trip to any of the countries/locations currently identified by the CDC as having widespread local transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus) within the past 14 days?
    • If "yes": You should "self-quarantine" and monitor for symptoms. Please contact your academic program as soon as possible if this will adversely impact your ability to participate in a portion of your curriculum.
  • Are you currently experiencing a fever OR a respiratory illness (new cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath)?
    • If "yes": You should "self-quarantine” and contact a member of your healthcare team to determine the appropriate next steps. If you need to be seen in person, please call ahead to let your providers know and to receive instructions on how to be evaluated safely. Please contact your academic program as soon as possible if this will adversely impact your ability to participate in a portion of your curriculum.
  • Have you been in close proximity to someone who is sick with or currently under quarantine for COVID-19 (coronavirus)?
    • If "yes": You should "self-quarantine” and contact a member of your healthcare team to determine the appropriate next steps. If you need to be seen in person, please call ahead to let your providers know and to receive instructions on how to be evaluated safely. Please contact your academic program as soon as possible if this will adversely impact your ability to participate in a portion of your curriculum.

 

For those of you who are impacted by COVID-19, please communicate your status with your academic programs. 

LEARNING ONLINE You will continue to have virtual access to all campus services and resources such as your faculty, advisors, academic counselor, financial aid, accessibility services, IT Help Desk and OSAS. The Institute Directory provides you telephone numbers and email addresses for faculty and staff.

Contact the IT Help Desk for assistance and support.

OSAS remains available for all new or ongoing requests. While working remotely on most days, OSAS staff can support students by telephone, email, or videoconference (Zoom). Students are encouraged to contact OSAS staff members directly.

  • General OSAS inquiries: (resources, housing, commuting, MBTA passes) Ronan Campbell or 617-724-6125
  • Dean of Student & Alumni Services/Title IX Coordinator: Jack Gormley or 617-726-3177 
  • Accessibility Resources/Disability Services: Luella Benn or 617-643-9346
  • International Student/Study Travel Advising: Jessica Upton or 617-643-2745
  • Career Development: Russ Abbatiello or 617-726-1318
  • Writing/Editing SupportNada Jovanovic
  • Student Leadership Development/Organizations & Clubs: Kerry Kearns or 617-724-3595
  • Student Assistance Program: (Partners EAP/counseling) is also operating remotely; contact a counselor via http://eap.partners.org or call 866-724-4EAP.

The Institute's faculty and staff are ready to assist students throughout this time of uncertainty. All of the Institute's support services are still available and students should feel empowered to leverage all of them.