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For health related questions:
Mercy students, please reach out to the health office on the Dobbs Ferry Campus. Faculty and staff should reach out to their primary care provider. 


Dobbs Ferry Health Office

Main Hall, Rm. 127
(914) 674-7255

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Email HealthAlert@mercy.edu for questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College.

Messages to the Mercy College Community

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March 18, 2020

 

Dear Students and Faculty, 

I hope you are adjusting to the new ways of learning online—and finding time to relax a bit during this unusual spring break under difficult circumstances.

In preparation for the rest of the spring term and continuation of online instruction, I write to provide you with information and resources regarding access to academic resources and textbooks through Mercy College Library and the Mercy College Bookstore.

In light of closure of the College’s campuses, all Mercy College Library and Mercy College Bookstore resources and services have transitioned online.

1. Library Services

The Mercy College Library’s Virtual Library Services guide on the libraries’ website is available to support students and faculty with 24/7 access to ebooks, journal articles, electronic resources at Mercy and beyond, video tutorials, and more.  

Librarians can provide research assistance via chat, text (914-930-5428), or email.  Chat-based reference serviceis available Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 11:00 am-7:00 pm. 

2. Bookstore Services

The College’s bookstore vendor, Follett, has made available an array of services and resources:

  • Free shipping is available on Mercy Bookstore items with no minimum purchase; this includes course materials, supplies, apparel, technology, and more.  The bookstore will fulfill online orders as long as campus stores are accessible by staff. 
  • Students may access ebooks from the Mercy Bookstore (Dobbs Ferry or Bronx campus websites) free of charge with their mercy.edu email address; each student can access up to seven ebooks for the remainder of the semester.
  • The bookstore's partner, Lumen Learning, is offering free access to courseware to help supplement content and to offer additional resources to faculty.
  • To assist with returns by mail, the bookstore is offering free shipping return labels and extending without penalty the non-return period. 

For details on these services and resources, please visit websites for the Dobbs Ferry or Bronx campus bookstores.  If you have questions, please contact the Dobbs Ferry campus store at mercy-dobbs@bkstr.com, and the Bronx campus store at mercy-bronx@bkstr.com.

We recognize that finding and using academic resources and services for classes can be challenging in this new online educational environment—and we are committed to making this path as clear and traversable as possible.  Be sure to let the Librarians and Bookstore staff know how they can best serve you at this time—and be in touch to let our Office know how the College can help you to finish the semester successfully despite difficult challenges we all now face. 

With best wishes for good health and safety, 

José Herrera, PhD 
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

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March 20, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The College continues to stay on top of the public health recommendations concerning the outbreak and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Over recent weeks, this situation has impacted our campuses and locations, and the lives of our employees, and we should be proud of the leadership shown by our teams and the ways in which they have taken great care of our colleagues and students. Below are several updates and reminders you need to be aware of: 

New York State Governor Issues 100% Workforce Reduction Mandate 
Today, New York State Governor Cuomo announced that non-essential businesses must bring their in-person workforce down by 100%, effective the evening of Sunday, March 22, 2020.  Mercy College is evaluating this new order, as it relates specifically to colleges, and will provide an update as soon as possible.

Telecommuting Schedule for Faculty and Staff to Continue Beyond March 29

As was communicated previously, faculty and staff will continue to work remotely past March 29 according to their regular schedule. As we get closer to this end date, a determination will be made as to the continuation of working remotely and will be communicated to all of you in a timely manner.

There are several helpful resources available to you including:

  • Faculty should direct any Blackboard technical or instructional design questions to mercyonline@mercy.edu.
  • Mercy’s IT Helpdesk is available 24/7 at helpdesk@mercy.edu or (914) 674-7526.  
  • The College’s telecommuting guidelines and other HR policies can be found here.

Tips for Telecommuting 
Telecommuting may be new to many employees.  These tips may be helpful as you adjust to this new work environment format: 

  • When working remotely, try to maintain the same schedule each day that you would in the office and allow room for flexibility as you need it.
  • Set expectations upfront with your manager, direct reports and colleagues so that everyone is on the same page with how and when you are completing your work. Establish consistent working hours, how to communicate availability (e.g. status updates when you’re out of the office, on a call, etc.), and how and when to report progress to your manager or team.
  • Try to separate work life from home life by setting up a dedicated space within your home to work so you can distance yourself from any distractions. Turn off your computer when you would typically leave the office. 
  • Build in time for casual engagement virtually with your colleagues. Consider building in a few minutes at the beginning or end of meetings for informal updates or ice breakers.

 

New NYS Sick Leave Benefits 
Effective March 18, 2020, New York State issued a new paid sick leave policy for individuals who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This policy applies to both full-time and part-time employees and does not impact an employee’s accrued sick time.

The policy states: Employees subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to coronavirus (COVID-19) will receive paid sick days for the entirety of the quarantine (up to 14 days), plus full job protection.  All employees subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 are given full job protection during time of absence.  Employees will qualify for paid family leave to care for a minor dependent child who is subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. Such leave shall be provided without loss of employee’s accrued sick leave.

In addition, pursuant to New York State and Westchester County laws, employees who work 80 hours per year or more may take up to 40 hours of sick time if the employee’s place of business, or child’s day care, elementary or secondary school is closed due to a public health emergency, or if a public health authority determines the presence of an employee or family member in the community may jeopardize others’ health because of the individual’s exposure to a communicable disease, whether or not the individual has actually contracted the communicable disease.

Please contact hr@mercy.edu with any questions about this policy.

Confirmed Cases and Exposure 
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in our Mercy community are posted on a dedicated 
webpage and updated as necessary. If you are identified as someone who has been in direct contact with a known individual in the Mercy community who has tested positive, you will be notified by Mercy College. Please respect the privacy of anyone who tests positive to allow them to focus on their health.

Information on the Flexible Spending Account

Dependent Care
If your qualified dependent care facility or provider is currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this is considered a qualifying event and you are able to adjust or cancel your current dependent care elections within 30 days of the date the facility or provider closed. When the facility or provider resumes care for your dependent, this is also a qualifying event and you have 30 days to adjust or restart your contributions.

Transit and Parking 
If you have been contributing to the Transit and Parking Flexible Spending Account, and you are no longer commuting or have had a decrease in your commute, you are allowed to adjust or cancel your current contributions.

Changes to the Flexible Spending Account can be completed online through the Mercy Connect Benefits Portal found here.

Available Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees and provides numerous resources, including no-cost counseling service to help address stress and other personal issues you and your family may face. The EAP can be reached 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at 800-327-1850 orhttps://www.guidanceresources.com.

These are, of course, unusual and troubling times, in which things can change quickly from one day to the next. We will continue to review and update college-wide policies as things progress. Please continue to check www.mercy.edu/coronavirus regularly. 

As President Hall stated, “Our Mercy community is strong,” and I believe our community will remain strong as we take special care of our colleagues, our communities, and our family and friends.” If you have any specific concerns, please let your supervisor know, or contact me directly at apiecora@mercy.edu or at hr@mercy.edu.
 

Thank you for all that you do each day for the College, and the students we serve. 

Annette Piecora 
Director, Human Resources 

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March 19, 2020

Dear Study Abroad Students,

Your safety is our highest priority, and you need to know that today the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, US citizens should arrange for immediate return to the United States. Click Here to read the full alert.

We strongly recommend that all students studying abroad able to return home to do so immediately or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Bogdana Vladescu, Sr. Director of International Student Services by email (bvladescu@mercy.edu) and WHATSAPP (914-839-0082).
  • Raj Kumar, Executive Director of Student Success by email (rkumar@mercy.edu) and WHATSAPP (914-400-3827).

Mercy College will continue to monitor the situation in all countries where students are studying abroad. We encourage you to be vigilant and to stay informed of the latest developments. The following websites may be resources for you:

Sincerely,

Kevin Joyce

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Vice President of Student Affairs

President Tim Hall

 

March 18, 2020

 

Dear Mercy College Community, 

I’m old enough to remember where I was when President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were each assassinated (in the second and sixth grades).  I was teaching a constitutional law class at the University of Mississippi Law School on 9/11.  Already, I suspect we’ll always remember what was going on in our lives when the COVID-19 turned into a pandemic in the spring of 2020.  Whether we are students or staff or faculty at Mercy College, our lives have been altered in hundreds of ways because of the coronavirus.  

After briefly closing our campuses last week, Mercy’s classes have resumed mostly online, like the classes at most colleges and universities in New York.  I’m hearing generally good reports from faculty and students about this experience.  A large majority of the College’s staff are telecommuting at present, as we try to respect medical advice about creating more “social distance.”  Certain essential personnel continue to come to our campuses, but we encourage everyone to maintain some distance from other members of our community.  People who come to my office to talk sit across the room.  It feels strange, but it’s necessary.

It’s been astonishing to me how rapidly developments have occurred.  Last Tuesday (March 10), we decided to move classes online beginning this week.  We followed the lead of many of our peers who, at the time, planned to re-evaluate that decision at the end of March.  Over the past several days, however, institutions joining us online are more regularly indicating that this arrangement will continue through the end of the semester.  Between last week and this week it is increasingly clear that COVID-19 will not be going away over the next few weeks.  Accordingly, we too are now announcing that the move to online courses will continue at least until the end of the spring terms. 

The College is having to make dozens of new decisions virtually every day.  As we do so, we pay close attention to what we are hearing from local, state, and federal health authorities and to what most of our higher education peers are doing.  We are having regular conversations with the Westchester Department of Health and with other private colleges in the state.  As new members of the community test positive for COVID-19, we continue to follow the advice of local health authorities about whom we should be notifying.  This advice focuses attention on the people in direct contact with those who tested positive for the virus. Please join me in wishing these members of our community well on their way to recovery. 

What I can’t tell you right now is how long COVID-19 will continue to disrupt our normal practices at Mercy College.  We’re making plans for the summer and fall semesters already, preparing to continue online if necessary or return to face-to-face classes if possible.  The College is laboring to make sure our students’ educational journeys are not delayed any more than absolutely necessary. 

What I can tell you is that the Mercy community is resilient and strong.  Though the coming weeks may bring hardship and loss, I’m confident that the UNSTOPPABLE Mercy family will rally together to support one another, to care for each other, and to work together to support the enduring and life-changing work of learning. 

Sincerely, 

Tim Hall
President

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March 18, 2020

Dear Mercy College Community,

I continue to be impressed by the strong community of students, faculty and staff at Mercy College who have pulled together during this time of uncertainty.

When we first announced that academic instruction would move online, we said we would evaluate at the end of the month how long to continue in this format. The situation has evolved quickly since then.  Based on recent recommendations from local government and public health officials, the College has made the following decisions to both ensure the safety of our community and to provide academic continuity: 

Academic Instruction to Continue Online Through End of the Spring 2020 Terms
Due to the recent escalation of the local response to coronavirus, a decision has been made to continue online academic instruction through the end of the spring 2020 terms. This online format may be an adjustment for many students and faculty. PACT mentors, faculty and staff are available for any questions or concerns and will continue to provide academic support for Blackboard and online tutoring. A limited number of specialized courses have been preapproved to continue on-campus. 

Residential Housing to Close March 29 Through End of the Spring 2020 Terms

Today, another important decision was made to close the residence halls as of Sunday, March 29 through the end of the spring terms.

  • Essential services for residential life students will remain available through March 29.
  • Students currently living in residential housing are encouraged to begin the process of moving out immediately. Residential Life staff is available to help with this process. 
  • Residential students who have already left campus and still have personal items in their rooms will need to pick up their belongings by Sunday, March 29.
    • The Office of Residential Life will contact students to set up an appointment to pick up their belongings and will work with students on a case-by-case basis who are unable to return to campus by Sunday, March 29.  
  • Students with exceptional circumstances that prevent them from returning home and seek to remain on campus should contact the Residential Life staff as soon as possible.
  • Applicable room and meal charges will be pro-rated as of March 29 for the remainder of the term for students leaving campus. Additional information will be forthcoming.
  • If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Office of Residential Life: (914) 674-7277 or residentiallife@mercy.edu.

Libraries and On-Site Resources to Close Until Further Notice

Libraries and on-site resources will close as of tomorrow, March 19 until further notice. The College will continue to evaluate the situation and will reopen when possible. The IT helpdesk, helpdesk@mercy.edu, is available for remote support. 

Events and Activities Cancelled 
All events and activities, including the Annual Trustees’ Dinner and Mercy-sponsored travel, are cancelled until further notice.

Telecommuting Schedule for Faculty and Staff to Continue Beyond March 29

Telecommuting schedules for faculty and staff will continue past March 29 and a return date will be determined based on guidance from local authorities and our peer institutions. We will work to provide as much notice as possible.  Faculty and staff will continue to work remotely according to their regular schedule, however, staff designated by their supervisors to support on-campus operations are asked to report to campus as needed.

The Mav Market Food Pantry Remains Available Online
Individuals in need of assistance may use the Emergency Food Request Form to place an order to be picked up at the Bronx, Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan, or New Rochelle Campuses. If you would like to make a food or monetary donation to The Mav Market, please email mavmarket@mercy.edu or visit our online wish list on Amazon to make a donation.

You are encouraged to keep informed and stay abreast of the latest developments. Mercy’s webpage about the coronavirus, https://www.mercy.edu/coronavirus, is updated regularly with all previous communications, frequently asked questions and additional resources. For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email healthalert@mercy.edu.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  

Sincerely,
José Herrera

Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

 

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March 18, 2020

Dear Students,

Below, please find important information as you continue your academic programs online. IT Services is available 24X7 to assist you @ HelpDesk@mercy.edu or via phone at (914)674-7526 Visit our website @https://www.mercy.edu/it

 

Microsoft Office & OneDrive

 

Get a free copy of Microsoft Office: https://www.mercy.edu/microsoft

Store your files and documents on Microsoft OneDrive with 1 TB of free storage.  OneDrive can be accessed after you login to your College email account @ https://email.mercy.edu.  Once you login, click on the “App launcher” on the top left and click “OneDrive.”

Adobe Software

·         Adobe announces free temporary licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud for students to work at home on their own PC or Mac. Link here - temporary licenses are currently set to expire May 31st.

Wi-Fi & Internet Services

·         Altice USA & Optimum are offering free Wi-Fi for students (*conditions apply). To enroll in Optimum's free service, call 866-200-9522, or go to https://www.alticeusa.com/news/articles/feature/corporate/altice-usa-brings-free-broadband-k-12-and-college-students-during-coronavirus-pandemic

·         Charter and Comcast announced Friday that they would offer 60 days of complimentary broadband to homes with K-12 or college students. To enroll for Charter's service, call 844-488-8395; for Comcast's, 855-846-8376 for English speakers or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers, or go to https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

·         Comcast will be offering free service at its Xfinity hotspots for 60 days @ https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

·         Spectrum to offer students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395, or go to https://mobile.spectrum.com/support/article/360040980371/coronavirus-covid19-update

·         Verizon announced it would not charge late fees or disconnect accounts for an indefinite amount of time.

 

Technology Discounts

Mercy students are eligible for discounts on technology products from Verizon, Dell, Apple, and other vendors. Visithttps://www.mercy.edu/services/mercy-technology-discounts

Cyber Security Tips

IT Services has seen an increase in phishing and social engineering scams due to the coronavirus situation. IT services advises the College community to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Please exercise caution in handling any email with a coronavirus or COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to coronavirus or COVID-19.

IT Services encourages the following precautions:

 

·         Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments. See Using Caution with Email Attachmentsand Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Scams for more information.

·         Use trusted sources — such as legitimate, government websites — for up-to-date, fact-based information about coronavirus. See www.mercy.edu/coronavirus for a list of trusted sites.

·         Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.

·         Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations. Review the Federal Trade Commission’s page on Charity Scamsfor more information.

 

 

External Email Alerts

 

All incoming emails to Mercy College email accounts from external parties will have a pre-fix in the subject of the message and a disclaimer in the body of the message. This text will only appear if the email is coming from an external email system.  

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you see this disclaimer text in the subject and body of an email you receive, please exercise caution when clicking on any links or opening attachments. You should never provide sensitive or confidential information such as usernames and password when responding to such emails. 

 

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If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at 914-674-7526.

Mercy College Alumni Relations

March 16, 2020

Dear Mercy College Alumni,

As we are all adjusting to this rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we wanted to reach out to you, our alumni, to let you know what Mercy College is doing for the health and safety of our community. As always, Mercy is committed to ensuring that students have a clear road ahead to finish their semester with as much support as possible.

As you may be aware, the College has had confirmed cases on both the Dobbs Ferry and Bronx Campuses. We are following the direction of the Westchester County Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health who are leading the effort in this ongoing situation. To ensure we are providing the most up-to-date information to our community, we created a dedicated webpage https://www.mercy.edu/coronavirus that provides safety recommendations, preventative measures on staying healthy and answers to frequently asked questions, including how Mercy is responding to this situation. 

We know how important college-wide resources are to the success of our students, and therefore are offering limited campus schedules to ensure access to computers, libraries and the internet. Library hours can be found here. The College is also continuing to offer resources including IT support, online learning support, online tutoring, and health and counseling services. With limited staff in place, Mercy has closed the Hudson Hall Fitness Center and suspended on-site career service support at this time.

The College has also initiated many measures that provide for the well-being of the Mercy community, including moving academic instruction online, cancelling events and activities, and continuing a thorough cleaning and enhanced disinfection protocol across all campuses and locations. We have also implemented the College’s telecommuting policy for faculty and staff through Sunday, March 29. In addition, the East Coast Conference has announced the cancellation of the spring 2020 sports season. Questions about this schedule change can be directed to athletics@mercy.edu.

As President Hall previously communicated to students, faculty and staff, “Our Mercy community is strong.  We will continue to look out for one another and help each other as we navigate this situation.”  We thank you for your unwavering support and will continue to share updates as necessary.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your additional questions at alumni@mercy.edu.

Sincerely,
Alexis Rothenberg, M.B.A. ’17
Director, Alumni Relations and Special Events

President Tim Hall

March 15, 2020

 

Dear Mercy College Community,

I am writing to let you know that Mercy College was notified late yesterday of a second individual in the Mercy community, a student, who has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The student, whom we have been in touch with and is receiving appropriate care, last attended class on the Bronx Campus on Monday, March 9. Please join me in wishing this member of our community well.

Mercy College has contacted all students, faculty or staff thought to have been in contact with this most recent confirmed case, and is also working with the New York City Department of Health to advise of next steps. 

In the future, confirmed cases of coronavirus in our Mercy community will be posted on a dedicated webpage.  We will update the list as we receive information about new known, confirmed Mercy cases. If you are identified as someone who has been in contact with an individual who has tested positive, you will be notified. Please respect the privacy of anyone who tests positive to allow them to focus on their health.

The College has implemented many measures which are detailed on our webpage, that provide for the well-being of our community including moving academic instruction online, cancelling events and activities, and continuing a thorough cleaning and enhanced disinfection protocol across all campuses and locations. We also implemented the telecommuting policy for faculty and staff, however, staff designated by their supervisors to support on-campus operations are asked to report to campus as directed.

Available Resources

College-wide resources are available to students, faculty and staff as detailed in our March 13 communication that can be found hereThese include IT support, online learning support, online tutoring, and health and counseling services. College leaders have been diligently working to ensure that when students have questions, their PACT counselors are there to help, and that supervisors are ready to assist faculty and staff with any questions or concerns. Because this is an evolving situation, schedules may be adjusted, and we appreciate your flexibility.

Mercy’s website, www.mercy.edu/coronavirus, has up-to-date information, FAQs and others resources. For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email healthalert@mercy.edu.

The health and safety of our community is our utmost concern.  We encourage you to practice recommended guidelines to help slow the spread of the coronavirus including social distancing, staying home when sick and proper hand washing techniques. Our Mercy community is strong.  We will continue to look out for one another and help each other as we navigate through this situation. We will provide you with additional updates as necessary. 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  

 

Sincerely,

Tim Hall

President 

President Tim Hall

March 13, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff,  

In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, our highest priorities are the health and safety of our community and ensuring that our students have a clear road ahead to finish their semester with as much support as possible.

Everyone across the College directly impacts our students’ success, and I appreciate the way our faculty and staff have adapted so quickly to this changing environment. Based on the most recent events, the College has decided to deliver essential services on a limited basis on campus and to extend telecommuting for other functions through March 29.

Because this is a rapidly changing situation, these plans may be adjusted, and we appreciate your flexibility as we navigate through this.

Extended Telecommuting Schedule

Effective Monday, March 16, faculty and staff will continue to work remotely according to their regular schedule through Sunday, March 29, however, staff designated by their supervisors to support on-campus operations are asked to report to campus as directed. Staff in need of a health-related accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources. If you have questions about working remotely, please speak with your supervisor. Mercy’s telecommuting guidelines and other HR policies can be found here.  Mercy’s IT Helpdesk is available 24/7 at helpdesk@mercy.edu or (914) 674-7526.  If your supervisor has designated you to receive a Mercy-issued laptop, contact the Help Desk to make arrangements.

Events and Activities
All events and activities, including athletic events, taking place on or off campus, are cancelled through Sunday, March 29. All Mercy sponsored travel, including attendance at conferences and seminars, is cancelled. The East Coast Conference (ECC) announced today cancellation of the spring 2020 sports season, which takes effect March 13, 2020. Questions about this schedule change can be directed to athletics@mercy.edu.

At this time, plans for Mercy’s Commencement ceremonies are unchanged.  This is subject to change based on the guidance of health officials. We will keep the community informed as decisions are made.

Academic Instruction
To maintain academic continuity for students, instruction will move online beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22. There are no classes during spring recess, which is Monday, March 23 through Sunday, March 29. During this period, we will assess whether to continue online instruction further. More information for students can be found on our website here. More information for faculty can be found on our website here.

Campus and Location Schedules
College-wide resources will be available to students, faculty and staff on a limited schedule as follows:    

Building, Library and Dining Services Hours
From March 16 – March 22, the Harlem, Brooklyn and Yorktown Campuses are closed.

Manhattan and Bronx Campuses
Building Hours: Mon – Thur: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri and Sat: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Sun: Closed

Bronx Campus available on Sunday for Physician Assistant Program as scheduled

Manhattan and Bronx Library
Mon – Thur:  9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Manhattan and Bronx Dining Services
Closed

Dobbs Ferry and New Rochelle Campuses
Building Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 days a week

Dobbs Ferry and New Rochelle Library
Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Dobbs Ferry Dining Services
Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat and Sun: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If needed, resident students will be provided a catered evening meal on Saturday and Sunday.

New Rochelle Dining Services
Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
           
Sat – Sun: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
If needed, residential students will be provided a catered evening meal.

Hours may be adjusted based on activity during spring recess.

Student Health Office

The Student Health Office in Main Hall Room 127 at the Dobbs Ferry Campus is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only. Please call (914) 674-7255 prior to arriving to schedule an appointment. The Student Health Office at the Bronx Campus is temporarily closed. Please contact the Dobbs Ferry Campus Office. Tele-med services will also be available.

Student Counseling Center
To schedule an appointment or for general inquiries, please call (914) 888-5150 or email counselingcenter@mercy.edu. Tele-med services will also be available. Please contact the general Counseling Center phone or email to schedule. Counselors will be available on campus on the following schedule:


Dobbs Ferry
Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bronx
Mon – Tue: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thur – Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Manhattan
Mon – Wed: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New Rochelle
Wed: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Mav Market
The Mav Market Food Pantry has closed its physical pantry spaces through March 29.  As an alternative, food and supplies may be ordered online and are available for pickup starting Monday, March 16. Individuals in need of assistance may use the Emergency Food Request Form to place an order to be picked up at the Bronx, Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan, or New Rochelle Campuses. 

Residential Life

Mercy College residence halls remain open and the Office of Residential Life is working with residential students to assess their needs and provide assistance during this time. Essential services including food, security, facilities and maintenance will remain in place for residential students.

Online Tutoring
The Tutoring Center will offer online tutoring services on an revised schedule. Please visit their website here for more information.  

Mail Room
The Mail Room at the Tarrytown Offices and New Rochelle Location will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We encourage you to keep yourself informed and stay abreast of the latest developments. Mercy’s webpage about the coronavirus, https://www.mercy.edu/coronavirus, is updated regularly. For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email healthalert@mercy.edu.

We will continue to provide you with additional updates as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  

 

Sincerely,


Tim Hall
President

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March 13, 2020

Dear Students,  

In response to the developments around the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Mercy College has taken additional steps to ensure the health and safety of our community while also ensuring that you have a clear road ahead to finish your semester with as much support as possible.

Based on the most recent events, the College wants to assure you we are delivering essential services on a limited basis on campus while also extending telecommuting for other functions through March 29. While all staff and faculty may not be physically in their offices, they are available and we are committed to responding to you in a timely manner. Because this is a rapidly changing situation, these plans may be adjusted, and we appreciate your flexibility as we navigate through this.

Events and Activities
All events and activities, including athletic events, taking place on or off campus, are cancelled through Sunday, March 29. All Mercy sponsored travel, including attendance at conferences and seminars, is cancelled. The East Coast Conference (ECC) announced today cancellation of the spring 2020 sports season, which takes effect March 13, 2020. Questions about this schedule change can be directed to athletics@mercy.edu.

At this time, plans for Mercy’s Commencement ceremonies are unchanged.  This is subject to change based on the guidance of health officials. We will keep the community informed as decisions are made.

Academic Instruction
To maintain academic continuity for students, instruction will move online beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22. There are no classes during spring recess, which is Monday, March 23 through Sunday, March 29. During this period, we will assess whether to continue online instruction further. More information for students can be found on our website here. More information for faculty can be found on our website here.

IT Support

Mercy’s IT Helpdesk is available 24/7 at helpdesk@mercy.edu or (914) 674-7526. 

Campus and Location Schedules
College-wide resources will be available to students, faculty and staff on a limited schedule as follows:    

Building, Library and Dining Services Hours
From March 16 – March 22, the Harlem, Brooklyn and Yorktown Campuses are closed.

Manhattan and Bronx Campuses
Building Hours: Mon – Thur: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri and Sat: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Sun: Closed

Bronx Campus available on Sunday for Physician Assistant Program as scheduled

Manhattan and Bronx Library
Mon – Thur:  9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Manhattan and Bronx Dining Services
 Closed

Dobbs Ferry and New Rochelle Campuses
Building Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 days a week

Dobbs Ferry and New Rochelle Library
Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Dobbs Ferry Dining Services
Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat and Sun: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If needed, resident students will be provided a catered evening meal on Saturday and Sunday.

New Rochelle Dining Services
Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sat – Sun: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
If needed, residential students will be provided a catered evening meal.

Hours may be adjusted based on activity during spring recess.

Student Health Office

The Student Health Office in Main Hall Room 127 at the Dobbs Ferry Campus is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only. Please call (914) 674-7255 prior to arriving to schedule an appointment. The Student Health Office at the Bronx Campus is temporarily closed. Please contact the Dobbs Ferry Campus Office. Tele-med services will also be available.

Student Counseling Center
To schedule an appointment or for general inquiries, please call (914) 888-5150 or email counselingcenter@mercy.edu. Tele-med services will also be available. Please contact the general Counseling Center phone or email to schedule. Counselors will be available on campus on the following schedule:


Dobbs Ferry
Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bronx
Mon – Tue: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thur – Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Manhattan
Mon – Wed: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New Rochelle
Wed: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Mav Market
The Mav Market Food Pantry has closed its physical pantry spaces through March 29.  As an alternative, food and supplies may be ordered online and are available for pickup starting Monday, March 16. Individuals in need of assistance may use the Emergency Food Request Form to place an order to be picked up at the Bronx, Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan, or New Rochelle Campuses. 

Residential Life

Mercy College residence halls remain open and the Office of Residential Life is working with residential students to assess their needs and provide assistance during this time. Essential services including food, security, facilities and maintenance will remain in place for residential students.

Online Tutoring
The Tutoring Center will offer online tutoring services on an revised schedule. Please visit their website here for more information. 

Mail Room
The Mail Room at the Tarrytown Offices and New Rochelle Location will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We encourage you to keep yourself informed and stay abreast of the latest developments. Mercy’s webpage about the coronavirus, https://www.mercy.edu/coronavirus, is updated regularly. For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email healthalert@mercy.edu.

We will continue to provide you with additional updates as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  

 

Sincerely,


Kevin Joyce
Vice President of Student Affairs

President Tim Hall

 

March 12, 2020

Dear Mercy College Community,

I want to provide you with further details on the announcement I sent yesterday on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation at Mercy College.  I know you are concerned and have many questions. 

As it relates to the case that I told you about yesterday, we are following direction from the Westchester County Department of Health (DOH).  In their role as public health authorities, the DOH is leading this effort and is communicating with all the individuals known to have been in direct contact with the adjunct professor who tested positive. Mercy College has already communicated with these individuals. While we understand you want as much information as possible, we know that the adjunct professor was last on campus March 6 in Victory Hall and did not visit any other buildings.

In this rapidly changing situation, the College has implemented measures recommended by the CDC to limit large gatherings, referred to as “social distancing,” including moving academic instruction online and canceling events. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides helpful information on facts and guidance about exposure: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts.html.

Please continue to take care and utilize the resources available to you on our webpage www.mercy.edu/coronavirusFor questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email healthalert@mercy.edu.

We will provide you with additional updates as necessary.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  

Sincerely,

Tim Hall
President 

President Tim Hall

March 11, 2020 

Dear Mercy College Community,

I am writing to let you know that Mercy College has just been notified by the Westchester County Department of Health that an adjunct faculty member has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The faculty member was last on the Dobbs Ferry Campus on Friday, March 6 and was asymptomatic. We have been in touch with the faculty member who is receiving appropriate care.

Students who may have been present in the classroom with the faculty member will be contacted by Mercy College and the Westchester County Department of Health and will be advised of next steps. 

Before this was known, in response to the developing coronavirus situation, the College took a proactive step to cancel classes and events through Sunday, March 15, and will move to online instruction beginning Monday, March 16. During this period, we will assess whether to continue online instruction further. More information about this will follow. This was communicated to the College community on March 10.

The College is implementing the following steps for all campuses and locations to ensure academic and operational continuity:

Residential Students
The residence halls remain open and the Office of Residential Life is working with residential students to assess their needs and provide assistance during this time. Essential services to include food, security, facilities maintenance, and transportation as needed will remain in place for residential students.

Faculty and Staff

For the remainder of today, March 11 and through Sunday, March 15, faculty and staff not deemed essential personnel are expected to work remotely according to their regular schedule. If you have questions about working remotely, please speak with your supervisor. 

Cleaning & Disinfecting Campuses
Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, our Facilities team will continue a thorough cleaning and enhanced disinfection protocol across all campuses and locations.

Academic Instruction
Faculty are ready to move courses online via Blackboard and students have received instructions. More information for students can be found on our website here. More information for faculty can be found on our website here.

These resources may be helpful to you:

We know this can be a stressful time, which can create fear and anxiety. Please take care and utilize the resources available to you on our webpage www.mercy.edu/coronavirus. For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email healthalert@mercy.edu.

We will provide you with additional updates as necessary.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  

Sincerely,

Tim Hall

President 

 

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March 10, 2020

 

MERCY ALERT: Class Cancellation Announcement

 

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In response to the developing situation related to coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, all classes are cancelled Wednesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 15.

Staff will report to work on a regular schedule.

All events and activities, including faculty seminar day and athletic events, scheduled to take place at any Mercy College campus or location are cancelled through Sunday, March 15.

To ensure limited academic interruption for students, we are planning to move academic instruction online beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22. Classes are suspended for spring recess Monday, March 23 through Sunday, March 29. During this period, we will assess whether to continue online instruction further. More information about this will follow. 

For residential students, if you choose to study from home, we will work with you on that transition during this period. 

We will continue our ongoing contact with state and local health authorities.

Please continue to check your email for further updates.

 

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March 9, 2020

Dear Mercy College Students, 

As the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, I want to provide you with an update on additional steps the College is taking to provide for the well-being of our students, faculty and staff. The College is keeping abreast of the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State and local health agencies as it relates to our College community, both here and abroad. 

What You Need to Know: Preparedness 

  • In accordance with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mercy College Facilities and Operations Team has implemented the following cleaning and disinfection protocols. 
    • Hiring of additional personnel to provide increased frequency of cleaning on high contact surfaces including but not limited to doorknobs, light switches, countertops, elevator buttons, computer and podium keyboards, and vending machines with an enhanced viral disinfectant.
    • Installation of 80 additional hand sanitizer dispensers across all campuses and locations, and ensuring that adequate supplies of sanitizer are available.
  • Additionally, signage has been posted across all campuses with safety recommendations about washing hands, preventing the spread of germs and knowing the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).  We all have a responsibility to be vigilant about protecting ourselves and others, including staying home when sick, as well as washing hands with soap and water, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • We know this can be a stressful time, which can create fear and anxiety, leading to social stigma toward people and places. Mercy College does not tolerate discrimination in any form and assures all students, faculty and staff that the College will not tolerate discrimination associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19).  If you have experienced discrimination related to the coronavirus outbreak, you are encouraged to contact Tom McDonald, Title IX Coordinator/Equity Compliance Specialist, at (914) 674-7679 or tmcdonald7@mercy.edu
  • If there is a future need to close any Mercy campus, the College plans to move campus courses to online courses using Blackboard. As an institution, we are obliged to continue teaching students regardless of the circumstances.  School deans communicated with faculty and students regarding online training and moving courses online via Blackboard. More information can be found at www.mercy.edu/coronavirus.
  • The College has created a dedicated coronavirus webpage www.mercy.edu/coronavirus that includes up-to-date information and instructions for the College community including the attached fact sheet.

What You Need To Do 

  • If you have not recently updated your profile in Mercy Alert, please go to https://mercy.regroup.com to register or make changes to your profile.
  • To avoid coronavirus (COVID-19) related phishing attempts, please exercise caution in handling any email with a coronavirus or COVID-19 related subject line, attachment or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls from unknown outside sources.  
  • If you have a compromised immune system and believe you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility at accessability@mercy.edu or 914-674-7764.
  • Please take the time to recognize the signs of stress associated with infectious disease outbreaks.  The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides this helpful resource: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf.
  • For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email HealthAlert@mercy.edu.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Sincerely,

Kevin Joyce

Kevin Joyce

Vice President of Student Affairs

Human Resources

 

March 9, 2020

 

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, I want to provide you with an update on steps the College is taking to provide for the well-being of our students, faculty and staff. The College is keeping abreast of the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State and local health agencies as it relates to our College community, both here and abroad. 

What You Need to Know: Preparedness 

  • In accordance with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mercy College Facilities and Operations Team has implemented the following cleaning and disinfection protocols.
    • Hiring of additional personnel to provide increased frequency of cleaning on high contact surfaces including but not limited to doorknobs, light switches, countertops, elevator buttons, computer and podium keyboards, and vending machines with an enhanced viral disinfectant.
    • Installation of 80 additional hand sanitizer dispensers across all campuses and locations, and ensuring that adequate supplies of sanitizer are available.
  • Additionally, signage has been posted across all campuses with safety recommendations about washing hands, preventing the spread of germs and knowing the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).  We all have a responsibility to be vigilant about protecting ourselves and others, including staying home when sick, as well as washing hands with soap and water, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • We know this can be a stressful time, which can create fear and anxiety, leading to social stigma toward people and places. Mercy College does not tolerate discrimination in any form and assures all students, faculty and staff that the College will not tolerate discrimination associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have experienced discrimination related to the coronavirus outbreak, you are encouraged to contact Tom McDonald, Title IX Coordinator/Equity Compliance Specialist, at (914) 674-7679 or tmcdonald7@mercy.edu
  • If there is a future need to close any Mercy campus, the College plans to move campus courses to online courses using Blackboard. As an institution, we are obliged to continue teaching students regardless of the circumstances.  School deans communicated with faculty and students regarding online training and moving courses online via Blackboard.
  • For all administrative and technical employees, should there be a future need, your appropriate administrator will have the authority to implement a telecommuting work arrangement.  Specific guidelines about telecommuting will be provided, when and if, we need to move to this type of arrangement.  For now, it is recommended that employees with assigned lap-top computers take their computers home with them at the end of each day, in case the College should move overnight to a telecommuting arrangement.  
  • The College is in the process of identifying and notifying both Mercy College employees and private-contracted employees, who are considered essential personnel, as to their expected operational roles and responsibilities should the College close its campuses. 
  • Thoughtful consideration should be given to essential travel only.  Please be advised, that at this time, Mercy College has suspended any new Mercy College-related travel to countries designated by the U.S. Department of State as a Level 3 and Level 4. Please visit the State Department website for more information.https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
  • The College has created a dedicated coronavirus webpage www.mercy.edu/coronavirus that provide updates and instructions for the College community. 

What You Need To Do 

  • If you have not recently updated your personal contact information with the Human Resources Office, we ask that you take a moment to do so through the Mercy Connect self-service portal, particularly as it relates to your personal phone number. Additionally, please ensure your profile is updated in Mercy Alert https://mercy.regroup.com.
  • To avoid coronavirus (COVID-19) related phishing attempts, please exercise caution in handling any email with a coronavirus or COVID-19 related subject line, attachment or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls from unknown outside sources.  
  • If you have a compromised immune system and believe you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Human Resources to discuss possible arrangements.
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a resource available to all employees, providing no-cost counseling service to help address stress and other personal issues you and your family may face. The EAP can be reached 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at 800-327-1850 or www.Guidanceresource.com.
  • For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email HealthAlert@mercy.edu.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.  

Annette Piecora
Director of Human Resources

President Tim Hall

 

March 6, 2020

Dear Mercy College Community,

I understand that you may have concerns and questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. With current news of the confirmed cases in New York State, and locally in New York City and Westchester County, I want to assure you that the health and safety of the Mercy College community is our highest priority.

As has been communicated, the College is staying abreast of guidelines and protocol from the New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, we are communicating with our peer colleges and universities, as well as the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in Albany, and the Westchester County Executive’s Office, to ensure we are all working together and sharing the latest information.

At this time, the College is conducting normal processes and practices. We have teams in place working on contingency plans to maintain continuity of classes and operations should any disruption occur. We are regularly reevaluating the situation.

I encourage you to be vigilant and to stay informed of the latest developments. Additionally, we encourage you to visit www.mercy.edu/coronavirus on the Mercy website for safety recommendations and preventative measures on staying healthy, and Frequently Asked Questions including how Mercy is responding to this situation.

For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College please email HealthAlert@mercy.edu

Thank you for your cooperation.    

Sincerely,
Tim Hall
President

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Dear Study Abroad Students,

The College has been notified of new guidelines from the New York State Department of Health regarding updated protocol for travelers returning from high impacted areas identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan).  

Guidelines for High Impacted Areas (China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan):

  • If you are returning from a currently impacted country or region of an impacted country, you will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to the United States. Visit this webpage for more information on impacted countries. 
  • Quarantine should be at home if that is an option.  
  • If an at-home quarantine is not an option, Mercy College will work with you to make proper arrangements.

Guidelines for All Countries:

  • If you are returning home from a country that is not on the highly impacted list, Mercy will work to assist you in your transition home.

Please be reminded that the following Mercy staff are available 24-hours a day to assist you with the process of returning home and to address your questions and concerns:

 

Sincerely,

Kevin Joyce

Kevin Joyce

Vice President of Student Affairs

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March 2, 2020 

 

Dear Mercy College Community,

In light of the report of the first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State, we want to let you know the College is taking the concerns related to the situation seriously. We are keeping abreast of the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State and local health agencies as it relates to our community, both here and abroad.

The health and safety of our community are our top priorities. We encourage you to be vigilant and to stay informed of the latest developments. The following websites may be resources for you:

Additionally, we encourage you to visit www.mercy.edu/coronavirus on the Mercy website for safety recommendations and preventative measures on staying healthy, and Frequently Asked Questions including how Mercy is responding to this situation.

College leaders are working together on a contingency plan to maintain continuity of classes and operations should any disruption occur. At this time, students, faculty and staff are advised to conduct normal college processes and practices. 

Thank you for your cooperation and we will provide more information when necessary. 

Sincerely,

Kevin Joyce

Kevin Joyce

Vice President of Student Affairs

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Dear Study Abroad Students,

Please be advised that the U.S. Department of State travel advisory for ITALY has been elevated to a Level 3 – Reconsider travel to Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19 . . . [Read More], and to a Level 4 – Do Not Travel to Lombardy and Veneto due to the level of community transmission of the virus and imposition of local quarantine procedures . . . [Read More].

Additionally, the advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Italy includes the below information:

  • Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Community Transmission
  • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. There is limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas . . . [Read More]

The U.S. Department of State advisory for SOUTH KOREA remains at a Level 3 - Reconsider travel to South Korea due to an outbreak of COVID-19 . . . [Read More]

The CDC advisory includes the following information:

  • Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Community Transmission
  • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea. There is limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas . . . [Read More]

For students studying in Italy and South Korea, Mercy College continues to strongly encourage your return home, and we remain committed to finding a pathway for you to take courses during Mercy’s Spring Term C (beginning March 18) or Summer term. 

Please be reminded that the following Mercy staff are available 24-hours a day to assist you with the process of returning home and to address your questions and concerns:

 

Sincerely,

Kevin Joyce

Kevin Joyce

Vice President of Student Affairs

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February 28, 2020

 

Dear Mercy College Community,

Mercy College is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and our staff is working closely with health authorities to stay abreast of ongoing changes.  Our goal is to keep an open dialogue with everyone potentially impacted. We are in regular contact with our students who are studying abroad to assist them in every way possible.

The health and safety of our community are our top priorities. We encourage you to be vigilant and to stay informed of the latest developments. The following websites may be resources for you:

 

In addition, here is a link on the Mercy website with additional information.

Sincerely,

Kevin Joyce

Kevin Joyce

Vice President of Student Affairs

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Dear Study Abroad Students,

I want to provide you with an update on the coronavirus and how it may impact your study abroad situation. Your safety is our highest priority. We have been monitoring the situation on an hour-by-hour basis and are now making the following recommendations:

For Students in South Korea and Italy

We strongly recommend that students studying in South Korea and Italy return home. The following Mercy staff are available 24-hours a day to assist you with the process of returning home and to address your questions and concerns:

For All Other Students Studying Abroad

We recommend that all other students studying abroad continue to monitor the situation. If you are studying abroad and want to return home or have any questions, please contact: 

Mercy College will continue to monitor the situation in all countries where students are studying abroad. We encourage you to be vigilant and to stay informed of the latest developments. The following websites may be resources for you:

Sincerely,

Kevin Joyce

Kevin Joyce

Vice President of Student Affairs

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Dear Study Abroad Students,

Mercy College is following advisories published by the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Our goal is to keep an open dialogue with everyone potentially impacted, and our staff is working closely with regional health authorities to stay abreast of ongoing changes. The health and safety of our community are our top priorities and we encourage our students studying or traveling abroad to be vigilant and to stay informed of the latest developments.

We will try to keep you up to date on information as it becomes available. Below if information as of today:

South Korea:

Italy:

Other Countries:

We understand that other countries could be impacted moving forward and we encourage all study abroad students planning to travel internationally to visit the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites for updates.

If you have questions or concerns Bogdana Vladescu, Sr. Director of International Student Services, is available to answer questions and explore options. She can be reached at bvladescu@mercy.edu, or (914) 674-7697. 

Sincerely,

Kevin Joyce

Kevin Joyce

Vice President of Student Affairs