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. If you take a test through another provider, you must contact Health Services to notify them of the positive test.

Testing and Contact Tracing

To ensure the health and safety of all members of the campus community, the College is enacting monitoring and testing measures.   

Symptomatic Testing

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. If you take a test through another provider, you must contact Health Services to notify them of the positive test.


Surveillance Testing

Marist will be conducting mandatory weekly surveillance testing for students and employees who are not fully vaccinated (this includes individuals with approved exemptions and those who are in the process of being vaccinated). 

Surveillance testing will take place on campus at 51 Fulton Street on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Wednesday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Friday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am.

To participate in surveillance testing, students will need the Navica app, and complete the instructions on how to setup your account. Please complete the setup of your account prior to arriving on campus to ensure testing is completed as efficiently as possible. 

Please bring your Marist ID and cell phone to the testing site and follow the instructions of the Marist staff at the testing location. If you have questions regarding surveillance testing, please email


Arrival Testing

Arrival Testing for Students Who Are Not Fully Vaccinated (includes students with approved exemptions and those who are in the process of being vaccinated): As an additional precautionary measure, Marist College instituted an arrival testing requirement for students who are not fully vaccinated during arrival for the Fall semester. This effort will identify and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Marist Community. Arrival testing was conducted the week of August 23-29 on campus at 51 Fulton Street.

Contact Tracing

Marist has a trained internal contact tracing team for COVID-19 that works closely with the Dutchess County Department of Health to allow for the most rapid and comprehensive approach possible to limit outbreaks.

Questions? Check out our FAQs page.