Coronavirus Information

Stockton COVID-19 Updates

Updated Aug. 14, 2020 
  • The library will re-open on Monday, Aug. 17. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Sept. 7. Occupancy is limited to 141 people and all patrons must wear a mask. Curbside service will also begin on Monday.  Faculty members with questions about any library service should contact the subject specialist for their program.

  • In response to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 175, Stockton has modified its Return to Campus plan. The revisions will allow for limited in-person dining, use of the library and computer labs, among other provisions. President Kesselman outlined the updated plans in a message to the community

  • Stockton has updated its procedures regarding work modifications and leave options that will be in place for the fall semester beginning Sept. 1. Details were emailed to staff today and are also in the Faculty and Staff section of the Coronovirus website FAQ.

  • Employees traveling out of state should check the New Jersey travel advisory list to see if you are visiting a state that requires a 14 day self-quarantine upon returning to New Jersey.  Dependent on operational need and the nature of your work responsibilities (as determined by the Office of Human Resources and your Divisional Executive) you may be required to utilize Families First Coronavirus Response Act leave and/or accrued leave.

  • The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) agreed unanimously that NJAC basketball games scheduled for the fall semester will not be played. The indoor track & field meets scheduled prior to Jan. 1 also will be cancelled. The resumption of competition in both sports after the New Year is likely and will be resolved as soon as possible. As with the fall sports, Stockton intends to provide meaningful opportunities for the winter sports student-athletes to engage with their coaches and teammates. 

  • The Stockton Performing Arts Center has cancelled its fall season. In accordance with N.J. State Guidelines and university protocols the theater will remain dark until at least the New Year. 

  • If you are having any visitors to campus, please direct them to complete health pledge at stockton.edu in advance of their arrival or before leaving the parking lot to enter the building (the form is mobile friendly). This is required of all visitors to campus and will serve as their parking permit as well. At this time, please limit visitors to essential visitors only.

  • Updated information and a FAQ for fall 2020 can be found on the Return to Campus webpage. The results of the student, faculty and staff surveys are also posted on that site.

Stockton Actions

As we prepare for the fall 2020 semester, we are implementing multiple measures to provide a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff. Visit the Return to Campus site to learn more about plans for the fall semester

If you have been tested for COVID-19 in any jurisdiction, please contact Stockton at publicsafety@stockton.edu as soon as possible. You do not need to wait for results. This will greatly assist our efforts in tracking the people in our community who have been impacted.

Current Stockton Students: If you are sick and would like to be seen by Stockton’s health professionals please contact Student Health Services in advance of visiting the office: (609) 652-4701(Galloway); (609) 345-6000 (Atlantic City) or wellctr@stockton.edu. Hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coronavirus Hotline & Testing Information

Learn what precautions you can take about the Coronavirus.

  • Call the NJ Coronavirus & Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line.
  • Have general questions about COVID-19? Call: 2-1-1

Trained health care professionals are taking callsl 24/7 OR visit nj.gov/health

Testing Information

COVID-19 Town Hall
Q & A with AtlantiCare

FAQ

Campus Access and Operations

Stockton is open, however, in-person staffing is limited as faculty and staff begin returning to campus in early August. Please contact Stockton employees via email. Students, employees and the community are strongly encouraged to stay home as the University supports social distancing.

Kramer Hall in Hammonton, Stockton in Manahawkin, The Azeez Museum in Woodbine are closed until further notice. The Noyes Arts Garage reopens Aug. 5.

CARES is emergency funding to  provide direct cash assistance to students who were impacted by the reduced on-campus services resulting from the COVID-19 health emergency.

The deadline for the second application cycle closes Aug. 3. Apply at stockton.edu/CARES

Chartwells summer dining schedule begins Saturday, May 16. Only Dunkin’ and Student Choice/Create will be open. All meals are offered for take-out only.

Hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are a current student and would like to be seen by Stockton’s health professionals, please contact Student Health Services in advance of visiting the office: (609) 652-4701(Galloway); (609) 345-6000 (Atlantic City) or wellctr@stockton.edu.

Stockton's Richard E. Bjork Library is availble remotely only. Digital databases, electronic journal subscriptions, and video-streaming services will run as normal. Librarians are available for virtual course support.

The Bjork library offers online live help via the "Ask Us! Chat" service Mondays -Thursdays from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. during the summer. No live help is available weekends or holidays.

The due date for all borrowed books and materials for the spring has been extended until Aug. 30. Questions may be emailed to the library. 

In compliance with Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order, all computer labs are closed. Remote technology assistance is available at (609) 652-4309 or by email at helpdesk@stockton.edu.

The Follett Bookstore is closed. However, Follett is offering free shipping on all online orders. Follett is offering free FedEx return labels for rented textbooks. Students can obtain the label by logging into their Follett account on the bookstore website.

The deadline remains Sept. 15, 2020, for new students enrolling for the first time in the fall 2020 semester. To complete a FAFSA, click here. To complete a New Jersey Alternative Application for NJ Dreamers, click here.

Course Instruction - Resources for Students and Faculty

The Tutoring Center is open for limited online Zoom tutoring during the summer.

The Instructional Continuity website offers a page designed to host your ideas.

The Center for Learning Design has scheduled a series of Zoom webinars to assist faculty in moving coursework online. Dates and times are on the website.

To reduce the chance of the disruption of meetings and classes on Zoom, IT has published a guide to prevent and report "Zoombombing."

Stockton has set up a temporary lending program only for students who do not otherwise have access to a computer off campus. Please direct students to the IT Help Desk for more information (609-652-4309).

IT recommends that students use the following website to locate free high-speed internet resources:  https://stockton.edu/information-technology/network-connection.html

The University has access to additional remote desktops available for students to use through Amazon's App Stream services. This will provide students access to specialized University computer lab resources while working remotely. With App stream students will be able to access applications that are unavailable from home, like IBM’s SPSS, Mathworks MATLAB, ESRI’s ArcGIS, and many more. App stream remote desktops can be accessed and fully utilized using a through any modern browser on any device. To get started, visit Stockton.edu/VDI for more information and troubleshooting assistance.

Campus Events

In-person meetings and events may resume after Aug. 3, 2020. Considerations include but are not limited to:

  1. Compliance with current public health regulations as stated by Stockton University, the State of New Jersey, CDC and/or governmental authorities
  2. Access to and availability of facilities, labor, and resources
  3. Face coverings are required

Some events and meetings have converted to online/virtual and are listed in the Campus Calendar. Contact the Office of Event Services and Campus Center Operations at event.services@stockton.edu with questions. 

The Performing Arts Center has cancelled all events at this time.

We recognize this is a milestone for each student, their family and friends. Consequently, the University is planning a two-phase celebration for the Class of 2020 (graduate and undergraduate students). The first component was a virtual presentation to celebrate your success on May 15, 2020. A more traditional ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 23, at the Galloway Campusd. The Class of 2020 includes all students who graduated in the summer/fall 2019 and those who are scheduled to graduate this spring.

Information for Faculty and Staff

About Coronavirus

COVID-2019 is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose from the area of Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on characteristics of the virus, including how well it spreads between people, the severity of resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, vaccine or treatment medications).

For additional information about COVID-19, including how it spreads, symptoms, prevention, treatment and preparedness, please visit the CDC coronavirus website or the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) website.

Prevention

To protect yourself from the spread of viruses, including flu, practice these everyday habits:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Cover your coughs or sneezes with a tissue, not your hands, then throw it way, or use your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

For questions about Stockton's response measures, contact Campus Public Safety, at 609-652-4762 or publicsafety@stockton.edu.