Health & Safety
Required Public Health Measures
These six steps will help ensure that everyone is doing their part to keep Marist a safe place for living and learning.
Daily Health Screening
Students, faculty, and staff will be required to participate in a robust, regular health screening program. For staff, this will be in the form of a daily check-in online. Students are encouraged to self-monitor and take their temperatures daily.
Students, faculty, and staff are required to comply with social distancing guidelines and maintain a 6 foot distance from others. To comply with this, all shared common spaces on campus will have reduced density. Gatherings in lounges and other informal spaces will also be limited. All campus locations, including classrooms, residences, and dining halls, have been modified to reduce density in accordance with NYS requirements. All are encouraged to use WebEx or other online platforms to facilitate group interactions. Learn more about what Marist is doing to encourage social distancing.
Wear a Mask
New York State requires that all people wear masks in public when unable to remain 6 feet away from other individuals. In addition, all students, faculty, and staff are required to wear face coverings/masks at all times in academic buildings (including classrooms), common areas, and public spaces. Face coverings/masks must cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Masks are not required when an individual is alone in a private room (office, assigned residence hall room) or in a private vehicle. The College recommends that everyone wash/sanitize their hands prior to handling their mask and to wash cloth mask after each daily use. Learn more about Personal Protective Equipment.
Wash 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.
Cleaning 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.
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.
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.
Flu Vaccine Requirement
Flu vaccines will be required for all members of the Marist community. Exceptions will be made based on medical conditions and religious beliefs in compliance with legal requirements and standards of medical care. Students are required to be vaccinated by January 15, 2021. The vaccine is not a requirement to begin the fall semester because flu season typically peaks from late December through March. For student convenience, the College will offer flu clinics on campus during the fall semester.