COVID-19 & The CARES Act


***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.

As of today, November 22, 2021, the current 7-day average for positive cases in Monroe County is 7.9%. Our Fall 2021 reintegration plan states that, “In the event Monroe County reaches a 7-day average 5% positivity rate, we will revert to complete remote operations.” Therefore, we must take the necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our community members by resuming 100% remote operations for staff, faculty, and students. 

Therefore, the following steps are being taken:

  1. Beginning Monday, November 29, we will revert to 100% remote operations. Employees will be allowed until Thursday, December 2 to collect all necessary resources from campus to support working primarily from home. 
  2. Anyone who visits campus must still comply with current protocols such as signing in, checking temperature, wearing a mask, etc. 
  3. Visits to campus should be brief and not include any in-person meetings.
  4. All hy-flex classes will revert to full remote learning for the remainder of the semester. 
  5. Access to the library will be by appointment only – more details are forthcoming. 

We will continue remote operations at least through Friday, January 7, 2022. At that time, we will assess the current data and share necessary updates with the community. 



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)