Info for Faculty and Staff

Info for faculty and staff on COVID-19 safety procedures, requirements, and resources specific to the School of Nursing.


Vaccination Requirements

The University requires all matriculated students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses, or one-dose Johnson & Johnson). Medical exemptions may be considered under certain, rare circumstances. There are no religious exemptions. This policy pertains to matriculated, with the exception of those in the RN to BS program. All students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to get their COVID booster upon becoming eligible.

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).

How to Report Symptoms or a COVID Exposure

Find out what to do if you have COVID symptoms, you test positive for COVID, or you have been exposed to COVID-19 by visiting the University of Rochester COVID-19 Resource Center.

Working On-Site at Helen Wood Hall

If working on-site, please note the following:

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.

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:


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.