With the welfare and safety of the entire Marietta College community as the highest priority, MC’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has developed a set of campus health and safety recommendations and requirements in response to the coronavirus pandemic that students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow.

These recommendations and requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we evaluate data. The College constantly monitors what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are recommending in regard to the virus that causes COVID-19, and based upon that information, the College may increase or decrease health and safety measures at any time and adapt them to our campus environment, which is unique in how we all learn, live and work together. 

Marietta College cannot ensure these safety measures will prevent COVID-19 from occurring on our campus; however, given our current understanding of transmission of the virus, observance of these practices can decrease the likelihood of occurrence and enable us to keep the College open for in-person learning throughout the fall term. 

Questions about the health practice recommendations and requirements contained herein can be directed to the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force at recovery@marietta.edu.


  1. Support the College’s commitment to providing a safe education and work environment keeping issues of equity and inclusion in mind.  
  2. Minimize the transmission of the virus to students, employees, and guests, especially those who are most at-risk. 
  3. Mitigate the potential for a surge of cases.
  4. Provide access to necessary health care and wellness support and resources (physical and mental) for our campus community.
  5. Provide health and safety standards of behavior for students, employees, and guests.
  6. Identify and provide educational information and supplies for students, staff, faculty and visitors. 

HEERF II Disclosure

As a result of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, Marietta College has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds ( HEERF II ) in the amount of $435,742 for the sole purpose of providing student emergency grants. Grants can be used for any component of the published cost of attendance including tuition, fees, room , board, books, transportation, personal miscellaneous items, or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as food, technology, and health care (including mental).

Marietta College will be distributing the funds to all full- time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students who are United States citizens in the amount of $446 per student. In addition, we will be providing grants for part-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking students, who are Pell Grant eligible and demonstrate exceptional need in the amount of $446 per student in this category. A total of 977 students will receive a HEERF II Emergency Student Grant. The disbursement will occur on March 2, 2021. Please note the citizenship requirement was established by interpretation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, which prohibits certain noncitizens from receiving federal benefits, applies to HEERF II funds, making DACA, undocumented, and international students ineligible.