Coming back

Labouré is welcoming employees, students, visitors, and prospective students back to campus. We are a mask-friendly campus. 

Returning to campus safely

Fall 2022

The college welcomes back faculty, staff, students, and visitors to campus in a coordinated process that includes appropriate health and safety measures. 

During the Fall 2022 semester, students, faculty and staff in campus-based and hybrid programs will continue to participate in on-campus activities. 

The Fall semester runs from September 7 - December 16. 

COVID-19 Information 

The chart below will show the number of positive tests biweekly along with a running semester tally over Fall 2022.

Masks are currently required on campus at all times. 

Information for Current Students can be found here. 

Information for Prospective Students and Visitors can be found here. 

Positive Tests Reported November 17 - November 30
Number of Positive Tests
Total Positive Tests Reported during Fall 2022
Number of Positive Tests

Monkeypox Information 

According to the WHO, the monkeypox virus is transmitted through close contact with another infected person, contaminated materials, or an infected animal. With respect to person-to-person spread, the virus can spread face-to-face, skin-to-skin, mouth-to-mouth, or mouth-to-skin, though possible transmission through the air is not yet well understood. 

Monkeypox Symptoms

Symptoms of monkeypox infection include some or all of the following: 

  • A rash that can look like pimples or blisters
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion

The incubation period (which is the interval from infection to onset of symptoms) for monkeypox can last up to 21 days. If a person tests positive for monkeypox, the illness can generally last between two and four weeks. 

Monkeypox Exposure and Diagnosis

1. If a faculty, staff, or student has Monkeypox, they should not come to campus and should isolate at home until their symptoms have dissipated. 

2. If a faculty, staff, or student has had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Monkeypox or exposed to an environment contaminated with the virus, they should monitor themselves closely for monkeypox symptoms for the 21-day incubation period. 

About COVID-19 testing at Labouré:

Labouré College of Healthcare is a commuter campus with no residence halls. The need for testing is assessed daily through a symptom check for those who plan to come to campus. All persons coming to campus must receive clearance to enter campus via the daily symptom check.

This symptom check is completed by all persons each day before coming to campus. If symptoms are reported, the person does not receive clearance to come to campus, and is required to get tested for COVID-19. If the test is positive, the person is denied access to campus until appropriate quarantine/isolation time has elapsed.

Labouré College of Healthcare has an agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, an FDA CLIA-certified laboratory, to test symptomatic individuals.