Mercy College reports seven positive COVID-19 cases
Mercy College is reporting
several positive COVID-19 cases at its main
campus in Dobbs Ferry.
School officials say they have taken
steps to test all residential students and staff for COVID-19.
With 95% of the test results back, they
have now identified seven positive cases. News 12 has been told those
individuals are currently isolating and will continue to go to class virtually.
According to the college
website, officials took a comprehensive approach to reopening the school by
taking many measures to try and keep everyone safe, including face coverings
and proper distancing throughout the campus.
The administration says part of its plan includes following contact
tracing and quarantine protocols as directed by local and state health
authorities if a Mercy College community member tests positive for coronavirus. They say they are contacting anyone
who could be at risk.
spoke with one former Mercy faculty member who says that while safety protocols
are put in place, in many ways it's still a guessing game. "I think nobody really knows
what to do, obviously this is unprecedented. I think they're doing as good a
job as they can, but it's hard," says Lindsay Astor, a former Mercy College adjunct professor.
A special section called a dashboard has
been created on the Mercy’s On Campus Plus website
to report positive cases on
As of now, Mercy shows no COVID-19 cases at any of the other Mercy
College locations, including the Yorktown Heights campus.