To the Manhattan College community,
Happy New Year and we hope you had a safe and wonderful Christmas holiday.
Vaccination is the most effective strategy for preventing severe disease and hospitalization from both COVID-19 and influenza. We strongly encourage everyone to be fully up-to-date on all vaccinations for the health and safety of the community. Thank you to those who have already taken this step.
COVID-19 Testing- Before returning to campus
We ask that you complete a COVID-19 home test prior to returning to campus. The NYC Department of Health is reporting several viral illnesses circulating at this time. Testing for COVID-19 for anyone experiencing symptoms continues to be part of the prevention strategy for the spread of this more serious illness for some individuals.
The College’s current mask policy is unchanged. Masks are not required indoors or outdoors except in classes by faculty request, in administrative offices by request, and in Health Services, though they are highly recommended for high risk individuals and required for those who have been exposed to COVID-19 or who have recently tested positive.
COVID-19 Illness-Positive Tests and Isolation
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are required to report their illness to Health Services and upload documentation of their positive test to the test portal. A 5 day period of off campus isolation for COVID-positive individuals continues to be required by CDC and NYS guidelines. Guidance for those students and employees who test positive for COVID is provided by Health Services. NYC DOH continues to track cases and requires the College to report cases in the community.
Visitors to campus will no longer be required to complete the symptom tracker before arriving on-campus.
Here is updated information on COVID-19 in New York City, New York State and the United States. Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our community safe.