Health & Safety

These six 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

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are required for all on-campus students, faculty, and staff for the academic year. To comply with this requirement for the Spring 2022 semester: 1) All members of the Marist community will complete a COVID-19 vaccine series and booster, 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 College by January 31, 2022, or immediately after receiving the booster dose within 30 days of becoming eligible. Individuals who were previously approved for a medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement will retain their exemptions for boosters.


Wear a mask

Mandatory and Enhanced Masking Requirements 

Mask wearing continues to be one of the most effective ways to reduce transmission of COVID-19. For this reason, and pursuant to NYS rules and regulations, all members of the Marist community are required to wear masks at all times while indoors. Where possible, individuals are encouraged to double-mask (we recommend a surgical mask covered with a cloth mask), wear a KN-95 mask, or if appropriate, an N95 respirator. Single-layer cloth masks are not as effective at preventing transmission and should be avoided. 

Marist College has purchased additional supplies of all masks, and they are available upon request through the Office of Safety and Security. Face coverings can be requested by emailing:  

  • Masks may only be removed in the following circumstances: 
  • Within individual residence hall rooms 
  • Working alone in single occupancy spaces with the door closed 

While eating and drinking, and seated. If eating with others, put your mask back on immediately when done eating, and maintain physical distance while socializing at the table, if possible. 



wash your handsWash 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.


Image of thermometer iconMandatory Employee Health Screening

All employees must complete a mandatory daily health screening in MyMarist, prior to arrival on campus each day, effective September 16, 2021. Employees who reside on Marist campus should complete this survey prior to beginning their work day. If an employee is ill or fails the health attestation they must stay home, contact their healthcare provider, and notify their supervisor. 



Image of training instruction iconCOVID-19 Training Module

Marist has updated its COVID-19 training module to apply to the HERO Act and further educate employees on its safety plan. Employees are encouraged to view this training beginning on Friday, September 17 in MyMarist.






Flu VaccinationFlu Shot Requirement

Flu shots are mandatory for all students and must be uploaded to Student Health Services no later than January 14, 2022, unless they have a religious or medical exemption. Marist will be providing flu vaccinations every Wednesday, September 8 - November 17, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, outside Marian Hall. The rain location is on the 3rd floor of the Murray Student Center. To schedule an appointment for a flu shot, visit An appointment is not required to receive your flu shot, but it will reduce the amount of time spent waiting in line. Students who attend an on-campus flu vaccination clinic do not have to upload their proof; Health Services will complete this step.


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 your 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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