Health & Safety

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Marist’s Board of Trustees voted to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff who are attending the College in person in academic year 2021-22. Based on guidance from our Medical Advisory Group, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and New York State, Marist is requiring that all members of our campus community obtain a COVID-19 booster by Monday, January 31, 2022. Anyone who is not eligible prior to this deadline must receive their booster 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 the Spring 2022 semester, official documentation must be uploaded to the patient portal no later than December 1, 2021. Medical or religious vaccine exemption documentation must be uploaded between December 1, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Exemptions will not be accepted after December 15, 2021.

  • When you have completed your COVID-19 vaccine series documentation should be uploaded to:
  • If you have already uploaded your information, you can verify its status through the following instructions. Please do not contact Health Services to confirm the status of your upload.
  • The term "fully vaccinated' means that two weeks have passed since the final dose of your COVID-19 vaccination series. Until students, faculty and staff are fully vaccinated, the following protocols must be followed:
    • Mandatory COVID-19 surveillance testing until fully vaccinated. 
    • Wearing an approved face covering at all times inside Marist facilities, practicing social distancing when possible, following mandatory quarantine protocols if exposed to or test positive for COVID-19.
    • You are required to assume responsibility for securing and paying for all quarantine or isolation costs if exposed to or test positive for COVID-19, students engaged in high-risk activities (e.g. athletics, club sports, music, band, etc.) may be required to comply with additional restrictions including but not limited to increased testing, social distancing, etc.

If you need help finding a vaccination site:

  • New York: Visit New York State’s vaccination site: to schedule an appointment.
  • All Locations: Utilize Vaccine Finder, a centralized, searchable database, to track vaccine availability in pharmacies, health care providers, and municipalities across the United States.
  • If you have questions about Marist’s vaccine requirement, please review our extensive FAQ page for more information.

Students who fail to comply with this policy will not be permitted to attend in-person classes at Marist during the Fall semester.

Questions? Check out our FAQs page.