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COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Updated: May 24, 2023

The health and safety of the Marist community is our top priority. While COVID-19 is not gone, public health conditions have improved to a point where the virus is effectively being managed similar to other illnesses.

At this time, Marist strongly recommends individuals stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine. This applies to all students, faculty, and staff. While proof of vaccination is not required as a condition of enrollment at Marist, specific programs and experiences, such as Study Abroad, may require the vaccine in order to participate. All students must comply with the vaccination requirements of their study abroad program provider, host institution, host country, and any other countries they visit. 

We believe these are appropriate protocols given sustained, manageable levels of COVID-19 in the community and the federal government having ended the coronavirus public health emergency on May 11, 2023. The College will continue to monitor public health guidelines and may implement additional health measures if conditions change.

Individuals should continue to follow  CDC guidelines for isolation,  exposure precautions and their health care providers’ advice.


Health Services

Students who feel sick or experience COVID-19 symptoms should contact Health Services.

For urgent care needs, Marist partners with Emergency One, an off-campus urgent care center with evening and weekend hours. Safety and Security can provide transportation to Emergency One between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

To facilitate timely communication with Health Services, students are encouraged to notify Emergency One staff that they are Marist students. Additionally, students can select Dr. Claudia Zegans, Director of Health Services, as a provider to receive their health information from Emergency One (or any other local urgent/emergency facility).

For medical emergencies, students can be seen at MidHudson Regional Hospital. Safety and Security will provide transportation to the hospital’s Emergency Department. For an ambulance transportation is needed and can be accessed using the 911 EMS system. 

To help resident students determine and access the appropriate level of care for their concern, please contact:

  • Your Resident Director or Resident Assistant
  • Marist Safety and Security: x5555, x2282 or (845) 471-1822

Please Note: Off-campus health care is subject to the terms of the student's health insurance coverage and students should confirm coverage prior to seeking care in non-emergent situations.