On this page, we hope to answer all your questions, but if you find we’ve missed something, reach out to us at COVID19-info@cbu.edu and we will provide you with additional information.

Do we still have an attendance policy?
CBU’s attendance policies remain in effect. However, faculty are expected to exercise lenience for students whose attendance or class participation is disrupted due to COVID-19 related exigencies including but not limited to illness, exposure, or technological disruptions due to quarantine displacement. Moreover, diversity of online and hybrid course designs may complicate normal attendance-taking methods. In those courses, especially, faculty should lay out clear expectations for class participation and must document student absenteeism or failure to participate in milestone events in the course. Faculty are strongly encouraged to maintain good attendance records in Bannerweb, and to use Starfish for the Academic Alert process for absenteeism and for students who exhibit a pattern of failing to respond to course prompts.

Will faculty hold office hours?
For the 2021-22 academic year, full-time faculty may continue to schedule virtual office hours for up to half of their required ten (10) hours per week. 

What is CBU doing to ensure that classrooms are safe?
CBU has taken multiple measures to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and faculty. Masks are required inside all campus facilities. Classrooms have been supplied with hand sanitizer and cleaning products for anyone who would like to use them. If supplies need to be restocked, faculty or students should contact the Dean’s office in each school or email covid19-info@cbu.edu with the classroom information.

Are masks required in classrooms?
Effective as of March 7, Christian Brothers University is a “mask friendly campus.” This means that face masks are longer required in indoor public spaces or residence halls. Masks are required in classrooms and offices, but faculty and staff members have the option to opt out at their discretion, meaning masks are not required in their individual designated spaces.
 
Masks may still be required at certain events, based on the density of the event. They may also be required at events and meetings if requested by the department or person holding the event/meeting. Faculty and staff members may also request persons visiting their office or workspace to wear a mask. Anyone who is asked to wear a mask in these circumstances should graciously comply with the request.
 
Although mask-wearing in many places and circumstances will no longer be required, everyone on the CBU campus is welcome to stay masked if they wish. As a Lasallian community that practices “respect for all persons,” all of us will certainly respect their decision.

Is CBU offering COVID-19 testing to faculty and staff?
Employees must stay home if they are sick or have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. All employees should consult with their healthcare provider to determine if they should obtain a COVID-19 test at a local testing facility. They should also contact their supervisor and Human Resources who will advise them on any quarantine requirements or if a negative COVID-19 test result will be required before returning to campus.

Can I reserve a room for an event?
If you would like you discuss your space needs, please contact the Office of Events Management at events@cbu.edu.

Questions?