Health & Safety

Students Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

During Health Service Operating Hours:

Students who are feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or a fever equal to or greater than 100.3° F), should contact Health Services to seek care at (845) 575-3270 or, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

During Evenings and Weekends:

Resident students requiring after-hour care or emergencies should notify the RA or RD and contact Marist College Safety & Security: x5555, x2282 or (845) 471-1822.  These resources will help the student determine and access the appropriate level of care for their concern.  Marist partners with Emergency One, an off-campus urgent care center that offers routine care for students' common health concerns evenings and weekends. The facility also offers wound and injury care, including x-ray, that is not available on-campus. In addition, this care is available without the long wait at an ER: students are encouraged to use the on-line scheduling app for Emergency One, found here on their website. Safety and Security can provide transportation to Emergency One between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Emergency One in Hyde Park provides urgent care 8:00am - 4:00pm on weekends. Students will need to bring the following to Emergency One:

  • Marist ID
  • Driver's license or passport
  • Insurance Card
  • Credit card or other form of payment for co-pay as dictated by student's insurance plan

In order 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/emergent care facility).

For emergency level care, students can be seen at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital.  Safety and Security will provide transportation to the Emergency Department at MHRH.  For certain emergencies, ambulance transportation is needed and can be accessed using the 911 EMS system. 

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.

If you are tested through health services, you will be directly contacted by that office about the results.


Current Marist COVID-19 testing policy focuses on the testing of individuals with COVID-19 symptoms.  No surveillance or other asymptomatic testing is being done by the College.

Medically Directed Testing: Marist Health Services utilizes both rapid antigen testing and expedited PCR testing through MidHudson Regional Hospital to diagnose COVID-19 cases among students.  

If you are tested through health services, you will be directly contacted by that office about the results. 


Asymptomatic Testing

Rapid antigen COVID-19 test kits are available for purchase at the Marist Bookstore as well as all local pharmacies, including the Rite-Aid (located at 3350 North Road), across Route 9 from main campus.

Questions? Check out our FAQs page.