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  • COVID-19 Protocols for Commencement; Updated Community Health Data | May 5, 2022

    To the Manhattan College community,

    You may have seen that New York City has entered into a higher risk level as COVID-19 cases have increased. Cases have also increased on our campus over the past two weeks. Fortunately, hospitalizations have been stable in the city during the last month (Source). 

    Please continue to take precautions when you can. Get tested if you are experiencing symptoms and please make sure to note them on the daily symptom tracker each day you are on campus.

    We wish you the best as we conclude classes this week for the spring 2022 semester. This will be our last regular update of the academic year.

    2022 Commencement COVID-19 Protocols

    To attend Commencement, Baccalaureate Mass, or Spring Honors Convocation, all graduating students, regardless of vaccination status, must complete all of the following steps:

    1. Complete their customized graduation clearance checklist in Self-Service. Graduating students should have done this already.

    2. Obtain a COVID-19 test on campus or from a medical facility (preferably on campus – see on campus testing schedule) from Monday, May 9 to Thursday, May 12. At-home rapid tests will not be accepted. If you have tested positive in the last 90 days, you do not need to test again, but you must have submitted your positive test here with Health Services. You may also check your MyCovidStatus for more details.

    3. On the day of Commencement, show your green pass prior to entry. If you do not obtain the required COVID-19 test, you will be assigned an orange pass on Friday, May 13. 

    For a complete testing schedule on campus, please visit the One Manhattan Health and Safety website. If you test off campus, please submit your result here.

    Upon arrival at all Commencement events – Baccalaureate Mass, Spring Honors Convocation and Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement – family and friends of graduates must either show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result taken from a medical facility within the previous 72 hours. At-home rapid tests will not be accepted.

    On-Campus Testing

    Every day next week, testing will be provided on campus at the following dates and times:

    • Monday, May 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Smith Auditorium
    • Tuesday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Smith Auditorium
    • Wednesday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Smith Auditorium
    • Thursday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Kelly Commons parking lot
    • Friday, May 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Kelly Commons parking lot
    • Sunday, May 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – outside Smith Auditorium

    For a complete testing schedule on campus, please visit the One Manhattan Health and Safety website.

    Future On-Campus Testing

    Beginning on Tuesday, May 24, testing will take place on campus once a week, on Tuesdays in Smith Auditorium. Testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays during the summer.

    Vaccine Requirement for 2022-23 Academic Year

    Please remember that Manhattan College will require all on-campus students, faculty, administrators and staff to be fully up-to-date on vaccinations for the 2022-23 academic year. This means that each individual has received a full series of COVID-19 vaccines, and a booster shot, when eligible.


    Unless you have an approved exemption, students enrolled in on-campus classes in the summer 2022 semester, and those students residing in the residence halls or participating in College activities over the summer must receive a booster vaccine by June 15. Current employees must also receive a booster vaccine by June 15. 

    Here is information about exemptions for students and employees

    Students who are enrolled in on-campus classes in the fall 2022 semester must receive a booster vaccine by August 1. 

    When you have received your booster vaccine, please submit it here.

    Updated Community Health Data

    We currently have 54 active cases of COVID-19 among our community. 

    Here is updated information on COVID-19 in New York City, New York State and the United States.

    Have a good rest of the week.

    Sincerely,

    The One Manhattan Co-Chairs

    Esmilda Abreu-Hornbostel, Interim Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
    Tamara Britt, Vice President for Legal and External Affairs/Chief of Staff
    Steven Schreiner, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs