COVID-19: Information for the Manhattanville Community

Your safety is our first priority! 

In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our campus community, Manhattanville has been following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as from the State of New York and the Westchester County Department of Health with regard to managing COVID-19 on campus. The safety protocols below are in line with their guidance and allow us to gather together on campus for in-person learning, events and activities. 



Manhattanville mandated the full COVID-19 vaccination series plus COVID-19 booster in order for any students and employees to be on campus effective  Spring 2022 .  If you are not eligible (not five months past your second dose of Moderna or Pfizer, or two months past J&J), you will have two weeks past your date of eligibility to upload proof that you have received the required booster dose.  Failure to comply with vaccine requirements is a violation of the student/employee code of conduct and will result in disciplinary action. 

Students can upload immunization documents to the Student Health Portal and employees should contact Human Resources ( regarding submission of vaccination documentation.  


The College currently has a supply of KN95 and surgical masks available at Campus Safety in Spellman Hall for those who wish to wear them for added protection for themselves. Information published by the CDC shows that wearing a surgical or KN95 mask significantly reduces personal risk of contracting COVID-19. More information on mask efficacy can be found here. 

Communication of Positive Cases 

Individuals who meet criteria for being a “close contact” of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be notified by phone and/or Manhattanville email  This is subject to change based on guidance received from the Westchester County Department of Health, as well as the CDC and NYS Department of Health


Positive Covid-19 cases will need to isolate for 5 FULL days (day of positive test is day 0 unless symptoms are documented at an earlier date by an off-campus healthcare provider, SHAC provider, or Manhattanville sports medicine). After 5 full days of isolation, students may return to class and activities if they have not had a fever for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medicines and symptoms have greatly improvedStudents released from isolation after day 5 must mask with a well-fitted mask on days 6-10If symptoms do not improve,or a student has fever on day 5, then up to a 10-day isolation period will  be recommended/required. 


Students exposed to someone with Covid-19 are not required to quarantine.  They are required to mask for a full 10 days after the identified exposure and will need to monitor themselves for symptoms of Covid and get tested if symptoms develop. Any student experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should schedule an appointment with SHAC or an outside provider to be tested. Positive results must be reported to SHAC at (914) 323-5245 or, or uploaded to the Student Health Portal right away so contact tracing,  and isolation efforts can begin.  

Frequently Asked Questions

If the person who tested positive was a student, SHAC should be notified; if the person who tested positive was an employee, Human Resources should be contacted. Students exposed to someone with Covid-19 will not be required to quarantineThey will need to mask for a full 10 days after the exposure, monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, and get tested if symptoms develop.
  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend classes, participate in activities, or report for work. Students should call or email SHAC to schedule an appointment at (914) 323-5245 or Employees should contact Human Resources for reporting and guidance. 
  2. If you are a commuter student, we recommend that you to go to your nearest urgent care or to your primary care physician. You can also schedule an appointment at SHAC if needed. 
  3. If you are an employee, graduate student or a part-time student, please go to your nearest urgent care or to your primary care physician. 
  4. If you are having trouble breathing call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room. 
  5. If you are a resident and having trouble breathing, contact Campus Safety at 914-323-7233. 
SHAC will not share students’ vaccination status, except for situations permitted under FERPA when certain staff have a need to know. Students may choose whether to disclose this information to their peers, faculty, staff and coaches. 
  • If you test positive for COVID--19, vaccinated or not, you must isolate for a minimum of 5 full days. . 
  • Students must contact SHAC and SHAC staff will guide them through the process. 
  • If you are a residential student and were informed that you need to isolate, depending on availability, you will be asked if you’d like to isolate on or off campus. 
  • You will be asked to participate in contact tracing. 
  • Any Manhattanville students/employees identified as having been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be notified. 
  •  Close contacts  will not have to quarantine, however, they will need to mask for 10 days, monitor themselves for symptoms, and get tested right away if symptoms develop.  

Students who are informed that they must  isolate must follow the guidance of SHAC/their healthcare provider. SHAC will inform a student’s professors that the student must isolate. When a student is mandated to isolate, they cannot be penalized for missing class. However, the student is responsible for working with their professors to make up any missed coursework/assignments. 

This pandemic has caused significant disruption and subsequent emotional distress is common. SHAC has licensed mental health providers who are able to provide you with emotional support should you need it. If you are unsure, and you’d like to talk to someone more about our counseling services, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. 

Students can schedule an appointment with counseling by calling 914-323-5155 or emailing 

Employees can connect with a counselor at the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – please call 1-800-252-4555.  

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. 

For information on the initial CARES Act funding distribution to students, click here.

To view the 45 day report on the CARES Act funds distribution, click here. T

he information for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 can be found in the quarterly report here 

For the fourth quarter of 2020 here (and revised fourth quarter report here).

Information for the first quarter of 2021 can be found here and the revised reports for Q1 2021 here and here. View the report for the second quarter of 2021 here. View the Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF dated January 10, 2022 here and the Report for American Rescue Plan Emergency Grants to Students October 1 – December 31, 2021 here. For the 2022 Q1 report, click here.

Please see the third quarter (Q3) report of the HEERF II institutional grants and the Q3 HEERF II student emergency grants report.

View the 2022 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for all HEERF I, II, and III grant funds for Q2 here. View the 2022 Q3 report here and the Q4 report here.

More information:

The CRRSAA initial report.


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