To ensure the safest experience for all on campus, the University 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 University expects students, faculty, and staff to receive their COVID vaccination booster 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 University’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.
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.
Masks are now optional throughout the Dominican University campus, including classrooms.
The decision to remove the masking requirement comes after the CDC changed its guidance to no longer recommend masks in areas with low and medium levels of COVID-19. In addition, New York Governor Hochul has lifted the mask mandate for students in K-12 schools.
People have different comfort levels when it comes to removing their masks, and everyone is encouraged to respect others’ decisions regarding mask wearing.
Masks will continue to be required in the Dominican University Health Center. Rockland County Health Department guidelines also require people who test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 to wear masks as outlined below under FAQ’s Health Questions.
Dominican University 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.