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. 


If a student has tested positive for COVID: 

Student is required to isolate for 5 full days from date of positive test, no exceptions. 

SHAC will raise a retention alert and notify professors only if these criteria are met: 

  • If student provides documentation to SHAC from their medical provider (i.e. lab result) OR 
  • If student uploads a picture of a positive Covid test with name and date visible in the picture OR 
  • Student is evaluated by the Health Services staff 

Isolation Protocol

If residing on campus, the student will be expected to isolate in their room for the entire duration. 

  • The student may only leave isolation for medical appointments and to PICK UP food to bring back to room-at which time they must wear a high quality, well fitted mask.   

Professors are expected to provide leniency with regard to missed assignments/quizzes/tests/etc.  

Upon the completion of the 5-day isolation period, the student is expected to mask for an additional 5 days. 

Exposure Protocol

  • If an individual was within 6ft of an individual who tested positive for COVID for a period of at least 15 minutes over the course of a 24 hour period (does not need to be consecutive minutes), they are considered to have been exposed to COVID. 
  • Student is required to wear a well-fitted, high quality mask for a full 10 days after the identified exposure.  
  • Student should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID and get tested right away if symptoms develop 
  • Even if the student does not develop symptoms, they should test themselves at least 5 full days after last exposure. 

Post-Exposure Testing at SHAC 

  • If a student has had a known COVID exposure, that student should follow the exposure protocol above and test themselves or receive testing at SHAC or an outside provider at least 5 full days after the COVID exposure. 
  • If a student develops symptoms prior to 5 days post-exposure, the student should obtain testing at SHAC/home test/community provider right away. 
  • In order to be tested at SHAC, the student must make an appointment and provide details regarding their exposure.  
  • To make an appointment: 

Call (914)323-5245 


Make an online appointment through the Student Health Portal 

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. 
  • Any Manhattanville students/employees identified as having been in close 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 Universitye, 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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