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Paramus Campus to Close for Cleaning Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, 2020

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December 15, 2020

Dear Berkeley College Community,

The Berkeley College Paramus campus will temporarily close on Wednesday, December 16, through Friday, December 18, 2020. During this time, the building will undergo a deep cleaning and will be open only for essential personnel. The Paramus campus will re-open on Monday, December 21, 2020.

This is a precautionary measure being taken in response to an increase in reported positive COVID-19 cases at the campus.

Student services will be offered remotely, including the Library, Center for Academic Success and Academic Advisement, until the close of the fall semester on Saturday, December 19. Students may utilize services at other campuses and should reach out to the department they plan to visit to make an appointment prior to visiting the campus.

Winter Semester

The winter semester begins on Monday, January 4, 2021. Students have the flexibility to take a combination of online and on-site courses. Services are available remotely or at any open campus, which includes campuses in Newark, Woodland Park, Woodbridge, and New York City.

Paramus and White Plains campuses: All classes will be remote the entire Winter 2021 semester (January 4, 2021 – April 17, 2021).

Newark, Woodland Park, Woodbridge, and New York City campuses: All classes will be remote from January 4, 2021 – January 31, 2021. Hybrid classes are scheduled to resume February 1, 2021.

To register for classes, or if you have any questions about registration for next semester, please contact your Academic Advisor.

We encourage you to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) for personal hygiene and cleanliness that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19

- Practice social distancing (at least 6 feet apart).

- Wear a mask or cloth face covering in public places.

- Self-monitor for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19

- Do not travel if you are sick.

- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.

- Practice good habits for cleanliness such as disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and avoid touching your face.

Please check for updates and continue to follow all safety procedures as delineated in our reopening plans, which can be found at www.BerkeleyCollege.edu/coronavirus.

Contact your healthcare provider if you are experiencing symptoms or for more information about COVID-19. Below are additional resources:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New Jersey Department of Health: https://covid19.nj.gov/

New York Department of Health: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

With the holidays upon us, be sure to adhere to safety protocols for private and public gatherings.

Sincerely,
 
Robert Maguire
Assistant Vice President
Public Safety and Emergency Management
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