Info for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff at the UR School of Nursing, and all UR employees working in Helen Wood Hall, may reference this page for updated information related to COVID-19 safety procedures, requirements, and resources specific to the School of Nursing.




The University requires all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses, or one-dose Johnson & Johnson) unless an exemption is granted.

Additional information for all University faculty and staff can be found on the University of Rochester Coronavirus Faculty & Staff webpage and the URMC Redesigned COVID-19 online portal. (URMC Network access required).

Working On-Site at Helen Wood Hall

If working on-site, please note the following:

Complete the Dr. Chat Bot symptom survey before entering the building (or any University of Rochester facility), and receive a notification that you are clear to go into work that day.

The front door, west door (SRB loop), and the doors from SRB into HWH will be unlocked from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., the west door locking at 5 p.m. Locked doors with card readers will of course allow entry to those with a current URMC ID. All entrances to HWH will allow swipe access as they did before COVID at any time of day.



Attending Meetings Remotely (Zoom)

Zoom video and web conferencing allows up to 300 participants to simultaneously collaborate over the Internet. You can attend video or audio meetings, share presentations, hold training seminars, and more from any location with a computer and Internet connection.

The School of Nursing offers virtual assistance with Zoom class sessions. Please contact at least one business day prior to your class and someone from our team can join your class session to help facilitate as needed.

For additional resources, see:

Instructional Design and Tech Support

The School of Nursing Instructional Design Team supports faculty in their pursuit of excellence in education to promote the success of all students. Together with IT Services, the team offers support with recording equipment, media assistance, and future course preparation, as well as designing online courses and implementing experiential learning strategies.

To request support, contact:

School of Nursing Instructional Design/IT Command Center

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
(585) 275-7500 (Urgent Issues)

Non-urgent/non-immediate support needs, email: and include and


Resources for Researchers, Research Administrators

For a list of resources related to sponsored programs, pleased reference the Office of Research and Project Administration webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find information about COVID protocols for students?

The School of Nursing has put together information relevant to current students. Please share these pages with your students as appropriate. You may also email with additional questions.

See also: University of Rochester Coronavirus Vaccination FAQ's.