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May 6 – Official Message from the Office of the President

Governor Murphy announced today Executive Order #135 today which extends the State’s public-health emergency for an additional 30 days. In light of this EO and in consideration of State mandates regarding K-12 education, Ramapo College will maintain remote operations minimally through to June 30, 2020.
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May 4 – Coronavirus Campus Communication

This message is in response to recent inquiries which recognized that, while many Ramapo College students vacated their residence halls when the College moved to remote operations due to COVID-19, indeed, some students who were unable to return home for various reasons were permitted to remain on campus.
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April 30 – Coronavirus Campus Communication

While we do miss our #HomeSweetPo, we understand that by staying at home, as much as possible, we can all do our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus. However, there are essential employees at Ramapo College who have a special responsibility to keep the campus operating. Thank you to the team of Ramapo College essential workers who continue to report to campus and keep our critical operations functional.
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April 16 – Official Message from the Office of the President

It has been two and a half months since the College issued its first communication regarding COVID-19. At that time, three cases of the virus were being investigated in New York City and none had yet been confirmed in New York or New Jersey. Recent data suggest that there are now nearly 203,000 confirmed cases in New York and nearly 71,000 confirmed cases in New Jersey.
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April 6 – Official Message from the Office of the President

This is a time like no other, and there are serious ramifications. First, the health and well-being of our students, colleagues and friends is paramount. We have taken swift actions over the past several weeks to ensure the safety of our College and we will continue to do so in alignment with federal, state, and local health guidance. Second, the short and long term financial health of Ramapo is of serious concern and it too will require taking strategic action for several reasons…
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March 31, 2020 – Coronavirus Campus Communication

We wish to appreciate and acknowledge all of you for demonstrating patience, resilience, and adaptability to a new reality in the face of challenging days. We are committed to communicating with you as the Pandemic Assessment Team works to slow the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
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March 27, 2020 – Official Message from the Office of the President

Video Message from President Peter P. Mercer

March 25, 2020 – Coronavirus Campus Communication

We are writing to communicate that the College has been informed of three additional positive cases of COVID-19 involving members of our community.  In total, this brings the number of positive cases, which we are aware of, to five.
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March 22, 2020 – Message from the President

This weekend Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 107  to keep our State safe. Among the pertinent directives therein is a “stay at home” mandate and the closure of all public computer labs and libraries including those on college and university campuses.
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March 20, 2020 – Message from the President

I write unfortunately to share with you that Ramapo College learned this evening that a member of our campus tested positive with COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 at Ramapo College.
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March 19, 2020 – Message from the President

The remote delivery of instruction will extend through to the end of the spring semester or until Governor Murphy lifts Executive Order 104, whichever occurs later. Our Residence Halls remain closed.
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March 16, 2020 – Message from the President

This afternoon Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 104 which, in pertinent part, limits gatherings/events and orders the discontinuation of in-person instruction at all state colleges and universities until further notice.
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March 14, 2020 – Message from the President

The College is closed effective immediately through March 22. The College is scheduled to reopen on March 23, 2020.
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March 13, 2020 – Updates on Level 3 Travel Warning

We write to keep you informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and steps Ramapo College continues to take to keep our community safe in connection to your personal international travel plans. While there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, at this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus.
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March 12, 2020 – Message from the President

All classes scheduled for March 13, 2020 are canceled. The College, however, will remain open. We re-emphasize the message, that has been delivered consistently across various channels, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus. We have made the decision to cancel classes to advance our social distancing efforts in light of the recent announcements from Governor Murphy and New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. The College’s plans to deliver coursework remotely for two weeks from March 23 to April 4, 2020 remain unchanged.
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March 11, 2020 – Additional Details and Information for Students

Remote Instruction: A vast majority of Ramapo classes will be delivered between Monday, March 23 and Saturday, April 4, via remote instruction. Please see FAQs below for more information on what remote instruction may entail. Students should await instructions from their faculty members for each of their classes on specifically which instructional technologies will be used for their classes during this 2-week remote coursework delivery time period.

Student Employment: For those students who work on campus, we encourage you to connect with your direct supervisor about continuing your employment during the two week remote instruction period as some college services may be limited.

Out-Of-State Travel: Ramapo College sponsored or supported student, out-of-state domestic travel will be limited, reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and require approval.
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March 10, 2020 – Adjustments to Ramapo College Schedule

Classes will continue to be held this week as scheduled. From March 23, 2020 to April 4, 2020, Ramapo College will deliver the vast majority of its coursework remotely. Students are strongly encouraged to study from home during this time as our campus will remain open but with limited services. Students who must remain in residence will be accommodated.

As you depart for Spring Break, you are encouraged to bring all that you will need for remote academic instruction from off campus.  We must be able to plan for who has a need to stay on campus. Please e-mail the Office of Residence Life at reslife@ramapo.edu by 4:30pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020 if you need to register for on campus housing. Further instruction will be provided by the Office of Residence Life to those who register.

If you have questions:

  • COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
  • Students: Health related questions should be directed to Health Services, 201-684-7536, general questions to the Dean of Students, 201-684-7457.
  • Students who are studying abroad: Contact the Roukema Center for International Education, 201-684-7533
  • Counseling Services: Mental health related services for students, 201-684-7522
  • Employees: Questions should be directed to Human Resources, 201-684-7498

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March 8, 2020 – International Travel Registry for Ramapo Students and Employees

With Spring Break (March 16-20) almost upon us, Ramapo students and employees are planning their own personal international travel. If you are traveling outside of the United States (to any country), we ask that you please complete the College’s newly established international travel registry questionnaire for any international travel between now and May 12, 2020.
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March 6, 2020 – Pandemic Assessment Team and FAQs

The Pandemic Assessment Team is committed to keeping you informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the College’s coordinated response. Below is a list of frequently asked questions which contains clarification related to the State’s recent notice on travel bans for State employees and clarification on Ramapo College sponsored or supported domestic trips and off campus activities.
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March 5, 2020 – Status of Campus and Local Area Response to Covid-19

The CDC has indicated that the current risk, of contracting COVID-19, to the American public is low – at this time. We have been informed that there are two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Bergen County. The New Jersey Department of Health is waiting on further analysis by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to confirm the positive results. The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priority and will remain at the forefront of our response. We will continue to keep the campus updated as the situation warrants. If you have questions, please contact Health Services at 201-684-7536.
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March 4, 2020 – Travel Cancellation

Cancellation of Ramapo Sponsored or Supported International Travel
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February 3, 2020 – Information About Coronavirus

The staff from the Center for Health & Counseling Services, the Office of Student Affairs, the Roukema Center for International Education and other offices are monitoring this evolving situation. The College has a robust Emergency Preparedness Plan where the Pandemic Assessment Team makes recommendations around assisting in the control of the spread of a pandemic illness on campus, while also planning for business continuity and academic instruction.
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