The health and safety of the RIT community is a priority. All measures put into place are designed to protect our students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.
All students, faculty, and staff on the Henrietta campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Spring Semester.
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for all fans (12 years of age and older) attending RIT men’s and women’s hockey games at the Gene Polisseni Center.
There are additional vaccination requirements for large-scale indoor public events.
Event Safety Guidelines
To better protect the RIT community, large-scale indoor public events will have additional safety requirements. These guidelines will be revisited periodically and revised, depending on public health concerns and warnings.
Members of the RIT community who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear face masks while indoors. Those members of the RIT community who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face masks (minimum of two-ply cloth) while indoors in the presence of others, indoors moving through space occupied by others, or outdoors in crowded outdoor settings.
Face masks and physical distancing are still required, regardless of vaccination status, in the Student Health Center and the NTID Audiology Clinic. In addition, face masks are required while on public transportation.
Wearing a mask is a great way to protect yourself and others from the spread of disease. Be respectful of other people’s choice to wear a mask – they may be trying to protect themselves or you.
Until further notice, face masks will be required indoors for everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status. The indoor mask requirement applies at all times, except when alone, in a private office with the door closed, your living space, or while eating. In addition, members of the RIT community who are not fully vaccinated are also required to wear face masks outdoors in crowded settings when distancing cannot be observed.
Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Use hand sanitizer when you cannot use soap and water
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Stay Home if Sick
Stay home if you are sick, and do not come to campus. An online form to assist with symptom monitoring is available. COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
In addition, RIT community members shall not be on campus if they have been:
- Diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last ten (10) days, or
- Advised to stay home by a medical professional due to COVID-19 concerns pursuant to CDC or local health department COVID guidance, or
- Unvaccinated and learned that they were a close contact of a confirmed case in the 10 days.
A positive test for COVID-19 will trigger contact tracing, which is coordinated through the Monroe County Department of Public Health. All members of the RIT community are expected to comply with contact tracing efforts.
Report a COVID-19 Violation
Your concern for the health and safety of the RIT community is appreciated. If you encounter an unmasked individual on campus who is not in a private office, living space, or eating, use these tips to help you respond: directly ask the individual to put their mask on; communicate a general reminder about the mask requirement with everyone in the space; or connect with a responsible party, such as a supervisor or lab manager for assistance.
If you observe ongoing violations related to COVID-19 protocols and/or refusal to wear a mask even when requested, please complete a COVID-19 report.