Health & Safety

These steps will help ensure that everyone is doing their part to keep Marist a safe place for living and learning.

To view information about Marist's COVID-19 testing protocols, click here.


Flu VaccinationCOVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Requirement

Marist will continue to require members of the Marist community to obtain the full vaccine series and booster for the 2022-2023 academic year. Additionally, the College will strongly recommend individuals obtain a second booster, once eligible. To comply with this requirement for the 2022-23 academic year: 1) All members of the Marist community will complete a COVID-19 vaccine series and booster(s), and will have provided proof of that vaccination to the College, or 2) will have received a religious or medical exemption approved and granted by the College. All members of the Marist College community must adhere to this policy by uploading their proof of vaccination and booster dose to the Marist Health Services Patient Portal by the deadlines listed below. Anyone who is not eligible for a booster by the stated deadline, must receive their booster within 30 days of becoming eligible, per CDC guidelinesIndividuals who were previously approved for a medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement will need to renew their exemptions for the 2022-23 academic year.

Please Note: Incoming freshmen and transfer students should submit their COVID-19 vaccine documentation with the remainder of the their health forms.



Wear a mask

Masking Requirement Modified, Effective February 18, 2022

Effective, February 18, 2022, Marist modified its masking policy to be mask optional. We encourage a “mask friendly” approach, whereby those who wish to wear a mask respect those who do not, and those who do not wish to wear a mask respect those who do. As a campus community, we ask that everyone demonstrate empathy and understanding toward each other as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together. Those who would like to obtain a supply of either surgical or KN-95 masks may do so by emailing   Masking requirements are subject to change and dependent on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak on campus, and in the surrounding community.


wash your hands

Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing is particularly important after you have been in a public place or if you have been blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face.



Flu VaccinationFlu Shot Strongly Recommended 

Flu shots will be strongly recommended for all students and employees for the 2022-23 academic year. Marist College will offer periodic flu vaccine clinics on campus to make it easier for the community to protect itself against influenza. More details will be provided about flu clinics as they become available. 




Cleaning and disinfectingCleaning and Disinfecting

Students, faculty, and staff must actively assist with cleaning and sanitizing their own living and work spaces. Housekeeping services will utilize hospital-grade EPA approved products for disinfecting high-touch surfaces, such as public restrooms, handrails, tables, faucets, and doorknobs, among others. 



Cough and sneezeCoughing/Sneezing Hygiene

If you are in a private setting and do not have on a face mask or cloth covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Stay homeStay Home

Anyone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms such as a cough, shortness of breath, or a fever equal to or greater than 100.3° F should stay home or isolate in campus housing to limit physical contact with others.



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