Health and Safety
The offices of Health Services, One Manhattan, and various departments throughout the College continue to work closely with city and state agencies to safeguard the health and safety of the entire Manhattan community. Specific details are outlined below.
Spring 2023 updates are outlined below. These protocols are subject to change, based on local, state and federal recommendations.
Vaccine Requirement for 2022-23 Academic Year
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. 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.
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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.
All community members are required to complete the Symptom Tracker survey once prior to accessing campus for the Spring semester to obtain a green pass. This green pass system will allow for access to campus and events for the remainder of the semester.
Community members who test positive for COVID-19 are required to notify the office of Health Services about their illness by email or phone call. You will be required to upload documentation of your positive test to the Submit Test Portal.
Campus Pass for Spring 2023
The office of Health Services will continue to provide guidance about isolation to students and employees with COVID-19 illness. Please note the pass colors available to communicate an approved off campus isolation for Spring 2023.
Green: A green pass indicates you are permitted on campus.
Green M (mask): Any student or employee who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 5 days. After completing isolation the the Green M pass is issued by Health Services on day 6 to indicate that you can return to campus with a well fitting mask. The Green M pass will offer "Grab and go" food options. The pass will not allow access to the fitness center and gym, and extracurricular activities and events.
Red: The Red pass is a signal of COVID illness and approved isolation. Students and employees that receive a red pass should not be on campus that day and should return to their residence.
Masks are strongly recommended on campus, and may be required when requested in classes or offices. However, individuals who prefer to wear a mask are encouraged to continue to do so. Faculty may require students to wear masks in their classrooms by communicating via email, their syllabus, or on their Moodle page. Supervisors may also require visitors to wear a mask in their office. It is expected that everyone will abide by those requests.
Masks will continue to be required in Health Services. Masks are also required for the Green M period of 5 days when returning to campus after testing positive and for the full 10 days after an exposure to a person with COVID.
In other indoor areas, including recreational facilities, meeting rooms and other common areas, masks will not be required, but are strongly recommended. Masks are not required outdoors.
All resident students are encouraged to wear masks while inside at all times, including in their residence halls. Students should have masks available with them when leaving their residence hall rooms.
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 semester.
According to guidance from the CDC, New York State and New York City, any student or employee who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate off campus for five (5) days, followed by a modified return to campus for an additional 5 days. The Green M Pass will allow campus access with a well fitting mask.
According to direction from New York State DOH and CDC, any student or employee who has close contact with a person with COVID-19 will not be required to quarantine. All members of the College community exposed to a person with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a well fitting mask for 10 days indoors and test on or after day 5 or sooner if developing symptoms.
The College will have limited space for resident students that require isolation for Spring 2023. Any student that is required to complete a isolation, our faculty and staff are here to help. Visit this page for academic tips while in isolation.
Visit this page for current isolation guidelines: