All classes will meet remotely during the first week of the spring semester, in order to protect the College community with the rise in COVID cases due to the omicron variant.
- All day/evening classes will meet remotely during the first week of the semester, Wednesday, January 19 through Tuesday, January 25.
- Faculty will send students information regarding how to log into class sessions, which may be conducted through Zoom, MS teams, Blackboard, video or phone conferencing, or email, as per Department of Education guidelines.
- All students should regularly check their DC email account and Blackboard course pages for communications from their professor.
- While courses will be taught online during the first week of the semester, the College will remain open so that students will be able to access the Sullivan Library, the Academic Success Center, the Information Technology office, and the Cooke Hall offices for assistance.
- Students with experiential course requirements (internships, clinicals, field and student teaching placements, etc.), should check with faculty and advisors since some will continue as scheduled.
- Students in the College’s graduate and nontraditional undergraduate programs will receive communications from their program coordinators/directors regarding any adjustments to their meeting schedules and/or formats.
- In-person classes will begin on Wednesday, January 26.
To ensure the safest experience for all on campus, the College is requiring all new and returning students, faculty, administrators, and staff to complete their primary COVID-19 vaccination series of the Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J vaccine. In addition, Dominican College expects students, faculty, and staff to receive their COVID vaccination booster by February 1, 2022, or within two weeks of eligibility (5 months after completing the primary series of Moderna or Pfizer or 2 months after the J&J vaccine.)
** According to updated CDC and Rockland County COVID guidelines, you must quarantine for 5 days if you are exposed to someone with COVID if you are eligible for and have not received a booster. This is a significant change in the quarantining guidelines.
- Click here to find vaccine locations in New York State including Pfizer clinics at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY
- Click here to find vaccine locations in New York City
- Click here for Moderna booster clinics at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY
Verifying Your Status
To verify your status, proof of primary vaccinations and boosters should be submitted via Dominican College’s Medicat Portal at https://dc.medicatconnect.com
Here is how to do this after logging in to the Medicat Portal using the same user name and password you use to access my.dc.edu.
STEP 1: Click on the Immunizations tab and select Enter Dates from the drop-down menu. Click on the date box for the specific vaccine you received and enter the date of the vaccines you received.
STEP 2: Click on the Upload tab. From the Document drop-down menu select “Proof of COVID Vaccine” for students or “Proof of COVID Vaccine for employees.” Select and upload the documentation file.
If you are unable to upload your proof of vaccination, contact the Health Center for assistance.
Free COVID testing is available at the state-run testing site at the Patriot Hills Golf Course in Stony Point, NY. Click here to make an appointment.
Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY, is a SUNY COVID-19 Testing Site. For more information, and to make an appointment, click here.
For testing sites in Westchester County, NY, click here.
Testing is also available at many walk-in clinics and pharmacies throughout Rockland County.
All members of the Dominican College Community, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask in public indoor spaces – including but not limited to classrooms, hallways, restrooms, other shared spaces. The masks should fully cover both the mouth and nose and N95, KN95, or surgical masks are recommended rather than cloth masks. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable masks. Masks are not required when outdoors, in private offices, or while eating or drinking in the Granito Center.
Dominican College has received funds through the CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Read important disclosure information about the CARES act here.
Below are links to the quarterly reports.