COVID-19 & The CARES Act

COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE UPDATE 

***IMPORTANT*** All individuals who visit campus 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.

Update:  February 7,  2022

Effective August 16, 2021, CRCDS began requiring all individuals to submit proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result prior to visiting campus. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not updated its definition of “fully vaccinated” to reflect the inclusion of a booster shot, they have, however, expressed that in order to be considered both “up to date” with COVID-19 vaccinations and “optimally protected” against the COVID-19 virus, that individuals should receive a booster shot as soon as they are eligible to do so. 

Due to this recommendation from the CDC, which also has strong support from local health officials, we are requiring that all individuals who visit campus beginning Monday, February 21 must have previously submitted proof of their booster dose or a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within three days prior to 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. 

For more information about booster shot eligibility, options, scheduling, appointments, and data supporting the need for the booster shot, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots webpage. 

CARES ACT EMERGENCY FUNDING

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)