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Report to Karla Vitte, Covid-19 Student Health Nurse, by COVID Student Health Reporting Form or contacting her at karla.vitte@mercycollege.edu prior to coming to the College.

All students who travel outside of the state in which they reside (Students living within a 50-mile radius of the campus (Toledo and Youngstown) will be considered “in-State”) must report to Karla Vitte, Covid-19 Student Health Nurse, by COVID Student Health Reporting Form or contacting her at karla.vitte@mercycollege.edu, prior to coming to the College.

Depending on geographic areas visited, students may be required to self-isolate for 7 days after returning from travel, even if they are currently asymptomatic. This would exclude them from participating in clinicals or on-campus activities.

Travel within the continental U.S., including Hawaii, may not require quarantine, but should still be reported as the need for self-monitoring for symptoms is important.

International travel guidelines may require quarantine depending on current travel advisories and guidelines.

Yes.

If any of the following risk factors apply within the past 14 days, students must follow the protocol listed below:

  • Students are required to self-report to Karla Vitte immediately for any of the following:
    • Close contact with a person under investigation for COVID-19 while that person was ill.
    • Caring for a person under investigation for COVID-19 without proper use of all required PPE.
    • Close contact with an ill, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient in the context of living with, being an intimate partner of, or caring for the person outside a health care facility.

*Students will be guided on the best way to safely proceed based on the circumstance and vaccination status, if they choose to disclose this information.

The current plan for the fall semester is to resume face-to-face classes for all courses that typically are delivered in person. Science, program skills/simulation labs will be carefully scheduled on campus, and clinical experiences will take place at each health facility as currently scheduled. Social distancing when possible and other safety measures will be in place. Please check your email frequently for updates.

Prior to attending clinical/precepted experiences students will be required to complete the Castlebranch clinical requirements. Clinical sites may require additional forms, health information, temperature checks, masking protocols and other guidelines. Students should contact the program administrator with questions about their specific clinical requirements.

Yes, the College is part of Mercy Health, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and environmental services is aware that cleaning at this time is critical to stop/slow down the spread of all flu and cold-like illnesses.

All faculty, staff and students are asked to clean their respective work area before and after use of a space. Cleaning wipes are available in all areas where students, faculty and staff are engaging in hands-on activities. Please follow guidelines limiting the number of people elevators, restrooms, stairwells and the rules for food and beverages.

The College will send emails/update its website/RAVE alert if necessary. There is a special area on the website where the latest information is posted about COVID-19. Also, the Mercy Health System is sending out updates. Please pay careful attention to these updates as well.

To help ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, the Mercy College Business Office on the Toledo Campus is using a hybrid schedule. We will have our office open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with limited staff. We will do our best to continue to serve our students quickly and accurately.

Although we will be accepting payments in person in the Business Office, we strongly encourage you to use our online payment portal. You may mail in a check or pay online on your Empower account using a debit card, credit card or an electronic check. We are temporarily waiving the 2.25% convenience fee for debit or credit card payments.

Please contact the Business Office if you have any questions or need any further information and we will be happy to assist you. You can reach us at bursar@mercycollege.edu.

Please contact the Bursar’s office at bursar@mercycollege.edu

Technology fees cover more than using computers in the computer labs, printing and/or copying. The technology fee is used to maintain and upgrade technological resources, including but not limited to Canvas, which serves as the Learning Management System for Mercy College, skills labs, science labs, and simulation equipment, software programs, software licenses, computers, printers, student IT support, lab, simulation manikins and their software programming, etc. Computers and printers are currently available for use on Jefferson 6th floor.

Please email Admissions@mercycollege.edu and an admissions officer will contact you.

Yes, masks will be required for all vaccinated and unvaccinated faculty, staff and students while in the indoor space at the College.

The safety measures in place will be the following: mask wearing, sanitizing the building between semesters, UV lights used in high traffic lab areas to sanitize spaces after hours, hand sanitizing stations and wipes placed throughout the campus, limits on elevators and in restrooms. This is all in addition to the regular cleaning that takes place on a daily basis.

Updated November 22, 2021

Mercy College’s parent organization, Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) has notified the College that it is NOW REQUIRING THE COVID VACCINATION. View this site for additional information.

It may, we will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any changes that will take place. Please read the weekly newsletters that come out on Monday, as well as checking your email frequently.