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Health and Safety

The offices of Health Services, One Manhattan, and various departments throughout the College are working closely with city and state agencies to safeguard the health and safety of the entire Manhattan community. Specific details are outlined below.

These protocols are subject to change, based on local, state and federal recommendations.

COVID-19 VaccineOn Campus Testing Schedule | symptom tracker & on campus pass | MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING & PPE GUIDELINES | RESIDENCE HALLS

COVID-19 Vaccination

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. New students and employees must become compliant with the vaccine requirement prior to their first day on campus. 

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination requirement please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination page.

NYC Executive Order 225 - Vaccinations required for dining and other indoor locations 

Pursuant to New York City Emergency Executive Order 225, a vaccination for COVID-19 is required for indoor entertainment, recreation, dining and fitness settings. 

For more information on how Manhattan College is complying with this executive order, please visit the New York City Executive Order 225 On Campus page. 


Fully vaccinated community members, if asymptomatic, are not required to participate in surveillance testing during the fall semester but can test on campus if desired. Community members with an approved exemption are required to test every 7 days. Community members who are in between doses or not yet fully vaccinated are required to test every 7 days until two weeks after their final dose.

On Campus Testing Schedule 

Testing is available on campus for both vaccinated and individuals with approved exemptions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. 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 schedule below 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.

Symptom Tracker and On-Campus Pass

All community members (vaccinated and those with approved exceptions) are required to fill out the Daily Symptom Tracker to access campus. 

If any community member, regardless of vaccination status,  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 pass color and date before you can enter certain campus locations.

Compliance Status

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 requirement and 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 based on vaccination status. 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, 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. 

Masks, Social Distancing and PPE Guidelines

Indoors: Everyone is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, except when alone in a private room. For example, individuals must wear masks in:

  • shared office spaces, meeting rooms, conference rooms, breakrooms, and copy rooms
  • classrooms, seminar rooms, and lecture halls
  • other spaces with more than one occupant
  • hallways, restrooms, stairs, and elevators

Outdoors: Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask. Individuals who hold an approved exemption, who are in between doses, or not yet fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask outdoors. 

Other: Individuals may also choose to wear a mask in settings where masks are not required. All community members should carry a mask when coming to campus in case it becomes necessary to wear it. You may remove your mask briefly when eating and drinking. Masks must be worn at all times inside College vehicles.

Exceptions: A limited number of exceptions to the mask requirements may be permitted, including: 

  • Athletes engaging in sports activities (Athletes are required to wear masks in locker rooms, meetings, during team travel, and while on the sidelines of games.)
  • Individuals permitted in the Kelly Commons Fitness Center 
  • Vocal performs in front of a live audience
  • Presenters speaking in front of a live audience
  • Residents on the floor of their residence hall (Residents will be required to wear masks in the lobby, elevator, and stairwells of their residence halls.)

Exceptions do not apply to individuals who hold an approved exemption. 

In general, our community members have been very good about remembering to wear their masks or are quick to comply when reminded. If, however, a student or employee is non-compliant, they can be referred to the Dean of Students via the Student Violation Form or to Human Resources via the Employee Violation Form. 

Residence Halls


All resident students are required to wear a mask when indoors on campus. A resident may remove their mask when inside their residence hall room. Only fully vaccinated residents may remove their mask on the floor of their residence hall. All residents are required to wear masks in the lobby, elevator, and stairwells of their residence halls.


Resident students may 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.


The College continues to follow guidelines from the New York City Department of Health on managing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. If you are placed in temporary quarantine or isolation (TQoI), our faculty and staff are here to help. Visit this page for academic tips while in TQoI.