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Fall 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and FAQs

In light of improving public health conditions and the lifting of restrictions, Marist plans to be fully operational this coming fall. We’re excited for the return of everything that makes Marist a unique and vibrant place to live, learn, and work. From in-person dining to classroom instruction, to Division I athletics, club sports and intramurals, to student activities and events, we need your help to bring the Marist community back stronger than ever. All students, faculty, and staff must complete an acceptable vaccine series (e.g. a single shot of Johnson & Johnson or second shot of Moderna or Pfizer, or other vaccines on the World Health Organization- Emergency Use List) and upload your official documentation no later than August 1, 2021. Please use this website, including the two buttons below, to follow along as we keep the Marist community informed of our continued progress and policy updates. The information provided on this page is relevant to the Spring 2021 semester, and the details will be updated as the Fall 2021 semester approaches.

 

 

Summer 2021 Guidance

During the period of June 23 through August 15, 2021, the following will NOT be required:

  • Masks/face coverings for vaccinated individuals. Following New York State guidelines, “unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks,” in accordance with federal CDC guidance.  Masks/face coverings are thus still required for unvaccinated individuals when indoors in any College public space. 
  • Social distancing. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to maintain six feet of distance while indoors.
  • Daily health attestations.  Individuals who experience any COVID-19 symptoms should contact a health care provider prior to coming to campus.  The COVIDClear requirement on MyMarist will be suspended during this Summer period.
  • De-densified offices and campus spaces. Each operational area should be in the process of transitioning remote employees back to on-campus work during the months of June and July. Accommodations currently in place will not be automatically extended. Individuals in need of an ADA-related accommodation in the Fall must contact the Office of Human Resources and submit a new request.  All requests will be reviewed and approved in accordance with College policy and federal and state laws. 
  • Visitor Screening is not required.

Marist welcomed students back to campus during the Spring 2021 semester for both an academic and residential experience. Since our transition to online learning and remote work in March 2020, College leadership worked diligently with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to develop comprehensive plans which not only prioritized the safety of our community members but also preserved key elements of what makes the Marist experience special.

Our reopening plan was informed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State (NYS) and local governments, as well as advice from the College’s own medical and health experts.

The following principles guided our efforts:

  • We will fulfill our mission and meet the Marist College standard of excellence.
  • The health and safety of the Marist College community is paramount.
  • We will respond with innovation and flexibility in the face of complexity.

In accordance with New York State’s New York Forward strategy, Marist submitted its Phase 2 (office) and Phase 4 (higher education), Phase 4 (gym) and Higher Education Athletics Operations for Basketball safety plans to New York State and/or Dutchess County.

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Marist welcomed students back to campus during the Spring 2021 semester for both an academic and residential experience. Since our transition to online learning and remote work in March 2020, College leadership worked diligently with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to develop comprehensive plans which not only prioritized the safety of our community members but also preserved key elements of what makes the Marist experience special.

Our reopening plan was informed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State (NYS) and local governments, as well as advice from the College’s own medical and health experts.

The following principles guided our efforts:

  • We will fulfill our mission and meet the Marist College standard of excellence.
  • The health and safety of the Marist College community is paramount.
  • We will respond with innovation and flexibility in the face of complexity.

In accordance with New York State’s New York Forward strategy, Marist submitted its Phase 2 (office) and Phase 4 (higher education), Phase 4 (gym) and Higher Education Athletics Operations for Basketball safety plans to New York State and/or Dutchess County.

Spring 2021 Resources

Six steps for keeping our community a safe place to live and learn.

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Contact Us

Can't find the information you're looking for? Call our Reopening Hotline at (845) 575-4100, email us at Reopening@Marist.edu, or contact the appropriate office.

Reporting COVID-19 Code of Conduct Violations

We want to remind all members of the campus community that the College has a zero-tolerance policy for those who do not comply with our guidelines. If you see any Marist community member violating our COVID-19-related Code of Conduct, please call (845) 575-MASK.