COVID-19 Information for Students and Families


GMercyU is mask-optional. 

Vaccine Requirement for Fall 2023 (Resident Students Only)

Students who plan to live on campus in our residence halls for the 2023-2024 academic year are required to complete GMercyU's COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Form OR Request for Vaccination Exemption Form by August 11, 2023. See instructions here for logging into the Student Wellness Portal to complete one. Based on current CDC guidance, you are considered “fully vaccinated” if you've had one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccines (regardless of when you've had them). The University is NOT requiring community members to receive a booster vaccine at this time. 

It’s important to remember that students who are required to participate in clinicals, student teaching, or other field experiences in order to graduate may be required to show proof of vaccination in order to report to their site locations in the fall. Students who choose not to be vaccinated may not be able to complete these degree program requirements, which could delay your time to graduation. 

Resident Students FAQs for Fall 2023

The Health and Wellness Center has compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19. Please reach out to our office if you have any other questions. Email:

Stay in your room and contact the Health and Wellness Center immediately at Have no contact with any members of the GMercyU community unless they are living in the same room or suite. Do not invite others into your room.

You can go home, just please make sure you contact the Health and Wellness Center to let them know you are leaving and wear a mask when leaving the halls.

You can go to the food venues with a mask on to pick up your meals to take back to your room. Go directly back to your room. Wash your hands before you leave your room and again when you return. Limit your exposure to others.

You may go to the laundry room wearing a mask and limiting your time around others.

If you are asymptomatic, you may continue to attend class wearing a mask, and monitor yourself for symptoms for 10 days. If symptoms develop, please contact the Health and Wellness Center immediately.

Clean surfaces frequently with sanitizing wipes. Wash your hands frequently.

You can go home, but you will not be excused from class. You should attend class wearing a mask for 10 days while monitoring yourself for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, please contact the Health and Wellness Center immediately.