COVID-19 & The CARES Act


***IMPORTANT*** All individuals who visit campus beginning Monday, August 16, must have previously submitted proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within the past seven days before accessing campus. Vaccination records and COVID-19 test results can be submitted securely by completing the CRCDS COVID-19 Vaccination and Test Result Records form. Access to CRCDS is still restricted to the public until further notice.

Campus Safety:

The entire CRCDS community is expected to play an active role in ensuring that our community is safe for all. 

  1. Sanitation Stations: Throughout campus you will find “sanitation stations” (cleaning caddies) that are provided so that community members can assist with keeping high traffic, shared spaces clean in between our professional cleaning services. Each sanitation station will include a bottle of disinfectant spray or wipes, paper towels, and gloves. Everyone is asked to share the responsibility for cleaning once they have finished using a shared space.
  2. Professional Cleaning: In addition to nightly professional cleanings, there will also be midday cleanings Monday through Thursday and a deep clean/sanitization over the weekend. The midday cleanings will focus on high-traffic areas, high-touch surfaces, including all restrooms. 
  3. One-Way Traffic & Maximum Capacities: There will be spaces in the building that will enforce one-way traffic and maximum capacities. Please adhere to all signage. 
  4. Face Mask Mandate: Be reminded that all occupants will be required to wear face masks while on campus unless eating/drinking or alone in a room or office behind a closed door. 



Student Funding

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education acknowledging that we will use 50% of the funds received from the CARES Act to award as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. We received a total of $13,094 and we are using 50%, or $6,547, in cash grants directly to students.

At the time of reporting on June 2, 2020  we have not distributed any funds to students as we work through the latest guidance from the federal government as to which students are eligible to receive grants through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and how much each eligible student should receive.
As of July 28, 2020, all checks were issued to 16 eligible students.  These students were determined eligible based on the Department of Education requirements using the following criteria:

  • Were enrolled in a degree-seeking program on March 13, 2020
  • Had eligible 2019-2020 FAFSA on file
  • Were not enrolled in a fully online program
  • Each student received a cash grant of $410

For those students who were not issued a CARES Act grant, CRCDS has created an alternative avenue for meeting emergency needs and has contacted students through email to do so.

September 30, 2020 no change. All Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed as of July 28, 2020. Quarter reporting period final.

Public Reporting on CRRSAA HEERF II

Public Reporting on ARP-HEERF III

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under the CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004 (a)(2), and 18004(a)(3)