COVID-19: INFORMATION FOR THE MANHATTANVILLE COMMUNITY
We are looking forward to welcoming students back for the spring semester. Safety policies and protocols can be found here and our dashboard can be viewed here. Email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
COVID-19: Health Services / Reporting an Illness
Current Lab-Confirmed Positive Cases
This reflects the number of community members with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 who were on campus while infectious. This number is updated as new information is acquired and represents student, faculty and staff data as reported to Student Health and Counseling and Human Resources. As community members with confirmed positive cases receive clearance from the Westchester County Department of Health, their data is removed from this dashboard.
For more information on the total number of tests administered on campus and the resulting positive cases to date, visit the New York State COVID-19 website School Report Card section.
Students can virtually access health and counseling services by emailing SHAC@mville.edu or calling 914-323-5155 for an appointment.
This is a challenging time. Uncertainties about exposure and risk can add to the concerns and fears you may be feeling. This page offers information about the processes at Manhattanville College to respond to reported cases of COVID-19 within our community, how we can all support prevention efforts and the resources available to community members who are experiencing anxiety.
In the event of a confirmed case, the College follows all protocols and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH).
What to do if you have tested positive:
If you have been on the Manhattanville campus or if you have been in physical contact with other Manhattanville community members in the past 14 days and you test positive for COVID-19, below are guidelines for notification:
· For students – contact SHAC at 914-323-5245 for assistance and guidance.
· For staff – contact your supervisor.
· For faculty – contact your Dean or the Provost.
That will start the process of notification, possible quarantining, and cleaning.
We realize that the College cannot require any member of our community to disclose medical information. The College is committed to providing the community with information as we receive it in a way that safeguards the community and safeguards the privacy of community members.
Community notification process for a confirmed COVID-19 case at Manhattanville (if the person has been on campus or in physical contact with community members):
· A member of the Emergency Management Team will be notified to ensure that any identified community members who had direct contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 are notified. This will be done in a way that best protects the identity of the community member.
· There will not be a community-wide notification every time someone tests positive.
Cleaning process after a confirmed COVID-19 case at Manhattanville:
· Public or common spaces where the person has been on campus will be cleaned and disinfected.
· Cleaning products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, will be used.
These uncertain times can cause anxiety. There are resources available for students, faculty and staff who are in need of counseling services.
For Students: Students can seek counseling remotely through Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) by calling at 914-323-5155. Information is available here.
For Faculty and Staff from benefits Manager Stephanie Carcano:
· Employee Assistance Program (EAP): If you would like to connect with a counselor at the EAP, call 1-800-252-4555. The service is confidential.
· Cigna: For those who participate in medical benefits through the College, our medical insurance provider, Cigna, has also set up a helpline for those dealing with stress, loss or another COVID-19 issue. If you need to reach their hotline – please call 1-866-912-1687. In addition, they have set up a dedicated website with resources here.
Employees who are working from home who feel they cannot conduct their work due to illness should contact their supervisor and consult with HR about appropriate leave options. Students who are ill who feel they cannot continue with their studies should contact their professors and the Center for Student Accommodations for assistance.