Health and Safety
The office of Health Services and departments throughout the College are working closely with city and state agencies to safeguard the health and safety of the entire Manhattan community during these difficult times. Specific details are outlined below.
We look forward to a return to the robust living and learning community that is the hallmark of the Manhattan College experience. To expedite our return to that experience, Manhattan College requires all new and returning students, faculty, administrators and staff (including employees of vendors) to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of immunization by August 2, 2021.
To submit proof of vaccination, please upload proof of immunization to the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Submission Portal. To comply with the deadline date, exemption applications must be submitted no later than Monday, July 19, with a review process of two weeks. For more information on limited medical or religious exemptions, students can view this page and employees can view this page. For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination page.
Fully vaccinated community members, if asymptomatic, will not be required to participate in surveillance testing during the fall semester. Community members with an approved exemption are required to test weekly.
On-campus testing will be offered twice a week in Smith Auditorium, starting Monday, August 30 and throughout the fall semester. Additional testing days may be added as the year progresses.
For more information regarding on-campus testing partners, testing start and end times, and items to bring with you to the test site, please view the On-Campus Testing Schedule and the notes under each event. If you are receiving a PCR test off campus, please upload your test result to the COVID-19 Test Result Reporting Portal as soon as you receive it.
All community members (fully vaccinated and those with approved exceptions) are required to fill out the Daily Symptom Tracker to access campus. Fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed to complete a shortened version of the Daily Symptom Tracker.
If a community member who is fully vaccinated or has an approved exemption is experiencing symptoms, they must report them on the Daily Symptom Tracker and COVID-19 testing will be required. There will be individuals stationed at various locations checking your symptom tracker before you can enter certain campus spaces.
All students, faculty, administrators and staff can access their vaccination status and view detailed explanations as to what needs to be completed in order to be in compliance by viewing their MyCOVIDStatus page.
Daily On-Campus Pass
Green: After completing the daily symptom tracker, students and employees will receive a green pass to be on campus for the day. A green pass indicates you are permitted on campus, have fulfilled the vaccination requirementand are in compliance with weekly surveillance testing for those with approved exemptions.
Red: Students and employees that receive a red pass, after completing the daily symptom tracker, should not be on campus that day and should return to their residence. Red passes may be generated from a variety of COVID-19 risk circumstances, including specific answers to the daily symptom tracker, close contact with a positive individual, or travel. All red passes will be evaluated by Health Services.
Orange: An orange pass indicates you are not in compliance with weekly surveillance testing for those with approved exemptions) and you will need to correct your status to remain on campus or access campus services. To clear an orange pass from your account, students and employees can submit a test result to the Manhattan College portal. An orange pass may also indicate you are not fully vaccinated and are not permitted on campus.
Face coverings are no longer necessary outdoors for those who have been fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated community members are still required to wear a face covering indoors, and those community members who are unvaccinated, in the progress of vaccination, or have obtained a medical or religious exemption are required to wear a mask on campus when indoors and outdoors.
Guidelines as of August 2, 2021
Beginning August 2, 2021, you have the option to wear a face covering indoors or outdoors, except for persons who have received a vaccine exemption. And a reminder about our mission: no judgments or discrimination will be tolerated regarding those who continue to use a face covering, either because they have a vaccine exemption, or simply because of their personal preference to wear a face covering.
Social distancing will be relaxed on campus,indoors and outdoors. Campus social distance signage will be removed in phases both indoors and outdoors. Desktop, portable plexiglass barriers can be removed, not discarded, and stored by each department. Some affixed plexiglass barriers will remain in place for the fall semester.
PPE (sanitizing wipes and/or hand sanitizer) will remain in high traffic, communal areas and classrooms.
Once fully vaccinated students, faculty, administrators and staff upload their vaccination card, it is approved by Health Services, and they are two weeks after their final dose date, they will receive a green pass to access campus. All individuals must continue to complete the daily symptom tracker each day prior to arriving on campus.
We are excited to welcome students back to the residence halls for the fall semester. The Residence Life website has more information on move-in, which will take place from August 23-28.
Resident students with approved medical or religious exemptions are required to wear a mask when indoors on campus. They may remove their mask when inside their residence.
Resident students are permitted two guests to assist with fall move-in. Anyone may wear a mask on campus; however all unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask on campus while indoors.
Resident students may now have visitors as per housing guidelines; however, they are only permitted to have Manhattan College enrolled students as visitors in the residence halls during the fall semester.