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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.  

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, please email: healthalert@mercy.edu

Mercy College COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated as of September 23, 2021

Mercy College remains committed to communicating transparently with all community members about the health and safety of the College community, while at the same time protecting the privacy of affected individuals.

As outlined in the College’s Reopening Plan, Mercy has undertaken a comprehensive approach to reopening guided by the most up-to-date science. Despite many precautions, we anticipate that there may be cases of COVID-19 in our community during the fall term. We will regularly update this dashboard as we learn of any positive, laboratory-verified test results from faculty, staff, students, visitors, or vendors reported to the College’s Director of Health and Wellness. The dashboard includes only those who have been on a Mercy campus recently. It does not include any cases among individuals studying or working entirely remotely or those who have not been on campus for weeks.

ACADEMIC YEAR 21-22 DATA

ACTIVE CASES

  Active Cases Recovered Cases
Bronx Campus 4 2
Dobbs Ferry Campus 4 4
Manhattan Campus 2 1
Tarrytown Offices 0 0

COVID-19 TESTS ADMINISTERED

On-Campus Tests Administered 9/3 - 9/22: 1,686
On-Campus Positives: 6
On-Campus Test Positivity Rate: 0.36%

Note: COVID-19 positive test results obtained by individuals at off-campus testing sites may be noted as active cases but not included in the on-campus test positivity rate. 

VACCINATION PERCENTAGES

  Percentage Fully Vaccinated
On-Campus Students 81%
Staff 89%
Full-Time Faculty 95%
Part-Time Faculty on Campus 90%

ARCHIVED DATA FROM 20-21 ACADEMIC YEAR

ACTIVE CASES

  Active Cases Recovered Cases
Bronx Campus 0 20
Dobbs Ferry Campus 0 135
Manhattan Campus 0 6
Tarrytown/Yorktown 0 7

COVID-19 TESTS ADMINISTERED

On-Campus Tests Administered: 5,578
On-Campus Positives: 65
On-Campus Test Positivity Rate: 1.16%

 

Other Metrics

Mercy’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor a variety of metrics including Mavericks Safe app self-screening responses, the number of community members in required quarantine or isolation, and the number of contacts being monitored by Mercy’s contact tracers. The EMT is also monitoring key inputs about the surrounding communities using dashboards updated daily by New York State with rates of new infections, hospital capacity, and other important indicators.

Process for Scaling Back On Campus Operations

Mercy has developed a process to guide timely decision-making in the event that community health conditions require scaling back on-campus operations. The below factors will be considered in order to determine whether actions are necessary.

Factors that would cause action

  • Order from state or local health department
  • Significant number of cases with no known source identified via contact tracing
  • Significant increase in number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among people who have been on campus recently
  • Significant increase in positive test rate in larger community
  • Significant increase in Community Members in Quarantine/Isolation

Actions to scale back on-campus operations

  • Requiring additional COVID-19 testing for groups of students or employees
  • Stricter enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine requirement among community members
  • Shifting more classes to a fully remote modality
  • Activity and event cancellations
  • Restricting access to dining facilities
  • Reducing room occupancy limits
  • Reducing the number of employees working on campus
  • Short- or long-term closure of communal spaces, buildings, or residence halls