Special Thank You
Because this section includes details on cleaning, dining, and other essential services, we want to express our particular gratitude for the difficult work that our food service, groundskeeping, maintenance, and housekeeping staff perform and will continue to perform during this challenging time. We have been in regular communication with our service providers to ensure that each team has access to PPE where appropriate, and will continue to ensure that our colleagues receive the health and safety support they need.
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You can now order food directly from your phone with the Boost mobile ordering app so it’s ready upon your arrival.
To accommodate new social distancing protocols, Tap & Go terminals are available at all dining registers. At Montgoris, a new self check-in station is setup at the entrance so you can bypass interactions with a cashier.
In order to enhance the safety of our dining services, we have reconfigured queueing areas to maintain six feet of social distance, added Plexiglas partitions at cashier stations, and implemented mobile and cashless ordering systems in some locations to reduce lines. We have also eliminated self-service food options and shifted to single-serving condiments (e.g., dressings, ketchup, and mustard). Our food service colleagues will wear appropriate PPE and participate in a daily wellness screening that includes temperature checks. Until indoor dining is allowed in NYC all food outlets will operate as take out only. Outdoor seating areas will be set up strategically around campus. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reopen the Faculty Club or the Red Storm Diner. For more information, please visit the Dining Services website.
The Queens Campus Bookstore will be open, but operating with modified hours and certain restrictions in place. In addition, as with all on-campus spaces, a face covering will be required to enter and social distancing rules will apply.
In accordance with CDC and DOH guidelines, the University has implemented increased cleaning and disinfection protocols. We have provided cleaning staff with PPE and upgraded cleaning supplies that will allow them to clean and disinfect all buildings prior to the start of each day. In addition, throughout the day, a separate Disinfection Team will tour buildings and disinfect high-volume touch points such as doorknobs, levers, handrails, railings, restrooms, and elevator buttons. We will all have access to hand sanitizer, with multiple stations throughout each campus, and sanitizing wipes will be available for individual use in each classroom, in large shared spaces (such as cafeterias), and in departments and offices. We have posted signs across campus to remind everyone of the importance of proper hand washing and sanitizing, the use of PPE, and social distancing.
All events and gatherings—including conferences and other meetings that involve outside groups—should be held virtually this semester. Rare sessions that may require in-person attendance must be approved by your area’s most senior leader (e.g., the Provost, the EVP for Mission). As a first step, please bring requests to your supervisor/dean/student organization advisor, who will then review it and advance it to senior leadership as appropriate.
For any technical assistance or IT questions, please contact us through any of the options outlined below:
Please note the following adjustments and updates to the Libraries schedule and services.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit the St. John's University Libraries website.
For information on all gender and ADA restrooms throughout campus, please visit the All Gender and ADA Restroom Map. Note that you can find specific information on each restroom’s location by clicking on the map’s person icons.
Please note that it is a work in progress. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jackie Lochrie at [email protected] or Matthew Pucciarelli at [email protected], Spectrum’s Advisors.
We will limit gatherings in smaller places to one person at a time unless all individuals wear acceptable face coverings and can maintain social distance. Even with face coverings in use, we will limit occupancy to 50 percent of the maximum capacity of a given location, with signs posted to reflect these changes. Services that require one-to-one interaction in small spaces may be provided remotely or by appointment only; however, all services will continue to be available.
Several measures have been taken to reduce the spread of the virus through heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. HVAC systems have gone through a complete maintenance cycle to ensure they run optimally, and all filters have been upgraded to a denser material to remove more particulates from the air, including viral particulates. In addition, more fresh air will be brought into buildings as outside temperatures allow.