COVID-19 Information

HFU recommends that all community members receive the COVID vaccination and appropriate booster shots, but we do not mandate it.  We foster a safe and healthy educational environment for all learners.  We support the wearing of masks based on individual preference. We encourage you to contact your local health officials and primary doctor for personal guidance.    

Students are no longer required to provide verification of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical or religious exemptions are no longer required for unvaccinated persons. 

All students, faculty, and staff are required to notify the University if they have tested positive for COVID-19, a COVID-19 variant, or are self-isolating or self-quarantining.

Let Health Services Help You

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, contact a member of our Health Services team for support and guidance. Please email healthservices@holyfamily.edu or call 267-341-3262 for available support team members.

All students, faculty, and staff are required to notify the University if they have tested positive for COVID-19, a COVID-19 variant, or are self-isolating or self-quarantining.

Masking Policy

Indoor masking is optional for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The University asks that all individuals continue to have a mask with them at all times, should the need arise, and we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated or who have certain medical conditions to continue to wear a mask. It is important to remember that some people may feel uncomfortable being around unmasked individuals. Additionally, many vaccinated individuals may choose to wear a mask for their own safety or for the safety of their loved ones.

Please be respectful of everyone’s choices.

Masking is not required, except in the following cases:

  • In health care clinical settings, and in the counseling center and health services clinic (wearing a mask is required);
  • When you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19;
  • When you are instructed to wear a mask by a healthcare provider; administrator or professor
  • If you feel ill with upper respiratory symptoms or you are COVID-positive, and isolate.
     

In instances such as one-on-one meetings, either party may request that a mask be worn. If that is not acceptable to either person, an alternative arrangement should be scheduled..