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Update: Mercy's COVID-19 Policies

For the latest information about Mercy’s COVID-19 policies click here.  STUDENTS: To upload your vaccination documentation, click here.  

What to expect
Fall 2021 Return to Campus

Mercy College is eagerly preparing for in-person learning and on-campus activities for the fall term and we need your participation to ensure this transition is a success.   

Vaccination Policy

All  students who will be on campus or engage in any level of in-person instruction or activity for the fall 2021 term will be required to submit records of their COVID-19 vaccination through the College's health records management system.


  1. Go to the College's health records management system to upload your vaccination status 

  1. Find the COVID-19 Vaccine Intake Questionnaire 

  1. Submit your records (name of vaccine and date of doses) 

Vaccine Record Submission Deadlines

Residential Students and Student Athletes 

Must submit proof of vaccination, or request an exemption by August 1, 2021.    

Commuter Students (not living on-campus):

Must submit proof of vaccination, or request an exemption by August 15, 2021.   

Diverse students walking to campus together.

Exemptions, Accommodations & Waivers

Students may seek a medical or religious exemption, and reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance with College Policy. 

Fully online students taking 100% of their courses online and who do not plan to come to campus or participate in any on or off-campus College sponsored event for any purpose may be eligible for a waiver. 

Please contact the Office of ACCESSibility ( / (914) 674-7764) to lean more regarding applying for an exemption, accommodation or waiver.

Summer/Fall 2021 Mask Policy

The College will continue to evaluate and adjust these guidelines as necessary based on the evolving guidance being issued by the CDC and New York State. 


Outdoors Masks are not required when outdoors
Indoor Common Spaces Masks are required indoors when in common spaces such as hallways, bathrooms, elevators, cafeteria lines, bookstores, and libraries, as well as in the fitness center, health office or counseling office. 
Classrooms & Labs Masks are required by faculty and students in all classrooms and labs, regardless of vaccination status
Visitors to Offices or Cubicles Masks are required when you visit someone’s office or cubicle.  Masks can only be removed if both individuals are vaccinated and give consent to not wearing a mask.  While you can ask someone whether they are vaccinated, it is against the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ask an individual why they are not vaccinated; if uncertain of vaccination status, continue to wear your mask.  
Meeting Rooms Masks are required during group meetings, regardless of vaccination status. 

Let's End This Pandemic Together!

All New Yorkers age 12 and older are eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine anywhere in New York!