Health & Safety

The College quarantine and isolation policy requires that students and employees safely return home or to other off-campus locations for the time duration required. Marist is only providing general isolation or quarantine facilities on a very limited basis.  Marist College will adopt CDC, state, and local guidelines for isolation and quarantine of the general population following COVID-19 infection or exposure.  These guidelines are outlined below:

  • Confirmed COVID-19 infection: Individuals with COVID-19 must complete an isolation period and meet the following criteria before release from isolation: 
    • Isolate for a minimum of 5 full days, followed by strict mask wearing for 5 additional days (day 0 is the day of symptom onset, or day of the positive test if asymptomatic). Those unable to wear a well-fitting mask at all times must isolate for a full 10 days.
    • If symptoms are present, they must be improving or resolved 
    • Complete a clearance assessment with Marist Health Services, who will make the final determination on when the student will be released from isolation. Determination will include factors such as living arrangement and ability to mask 24/7, among others.

All students will be required to adhere to a strict mask-wearing protocol after release from isolation until 10 days have passed since the date of COVID diagnosis.  

Requirements After Close-Contact Exposure to COVID-19: 

  • For unvaccinated individuals and those not fully vaccinated (less than 14 days after the final vaccine dose in the series):
    • Quarantine for 5 days after exposure
    • Strict mask-wearing after release from quarantine through 10 days after exposure
    • Obtain a viral test (rapid antigen or PCR) on day 5 after exposure (recommended, not required) 
    • Complete a clearance assessment with Health Services, who will make the final determination on when the student will be released from isolation
    • Self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after exposure
  • For all others (fully vaccinated, whether with the booster or not):
    • Strict mask-wearing for 10 days following exposure (includes masking in outdoor spaces when around others).
    • Obtain a viral test (rapid antigen or PCR) on day 5 after exposure (recommended not required).  
    • Self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after exposure. 
  •  For all exposed individuals: If any symptoms of COVID-19 develop during the 14 days after exposure, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms the symptoms are not due to COVID-19.

 Students who must isolate or quarantine should contact their faculty to develop a plan to stay current on coursework. Faculty and the Center for Advising and Academic Services Office will assist, as needed.

Questions? Check out our FAQs page.