COVID-19 Update and Virtual Town Hall

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August 19, 2021

Dear Berkeley College Community,

We hope you are enjoying your summer. All of us at Berkeley College are looking forward to beginning the fall semester in a few weeks and welcoming more students, faculty, and staff to our campuses.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Berkeley College strongly encourages all students to get vaccinated as soon as possible, however, vaccination is currently not required to be on campus. Please review the Vaccination Policy for Students . COVID-19 vaccines are the most effective tool available to end the pandemic and have proven to significantly reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 12 and older get a COVID-19 vaccination. Learn the facts about COVID-19 vaccines on the CDC website.

Fall 2021 Operations Plan

In July, the CDC released new guidance as a result of increasing COVID-19 infection rates mainly due to the highly transmissible Delta variant. Taking this guidance into account, Berkeley’s COVID-19 Task Force has issued a Fall 2021 Operations Plan for all campuses. The plan maintains many of the same protocols from the past year, including the requirement that all individuals properly wear a face mask/covering while inside any Berkeley building, regardless of vaccination status. The COVID-19 Heath Questionnaire must also continue to be completed on each day you are at a Berkeley campus, regardless of vaccination status. You should also continue to socially distance on campus. Distancing in classrooms will be at least three feet. All students and faculty members are required to wear a face mask/covering while in a classroom, regardless of vaccination status.

COVID-19 Town Hall for Students: August 24, 2021, at 6:00 pm

A COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall for Students will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Panelists will address Berkeley’s COVID-19 protocols for the fall semester and answer your questions.

If you would like to submit a question in advance, please email A recording of the session will be available following the event.

You may access the webinar on Tuesday using the following Zoom information:

When: Aug 24, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Fall 2021 Virtual Town Hall for Students (6-7 pm)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 352835
Or One tap mobile:
    US: +13126266799,,93284571527#  or +19292056099,,93284571527#
Or Telephone:
    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 932 8457 1527
    International numbers available:

The COVID-19 Task Force takes seriously its responsibility to prioritize your health, safety, and well-being above all other considerations. We will continue to monitor conditions at each of our campuses and adjust our planning accordingly.
Thank you for your patience. Be sure to regularly check the Berkeley College COVID-19 webpage, where updates and resources are posted.

Stay safe.


COVID-19 Task Force

Quick Links
NJ Vaccine Finder
NY Vaccine Finder
CDC Vaccine Finder or text your zip code to 438829

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