COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Effective: August 18, 2023
Each year, the medical community learns more about COVID-19 and the presence of the virus in our nation and communities. In the last academic year, the University removed requirements for being fully vaccinated and for wearing masks in classrooms and group gatherings.
For the 2023-24 academic year, the following measures will be in effect:
- All visitors to University Health Services (UHS) who display COVID or flu symptoms must wear a mask, according to stated policies.
- Faculty may choose to require masks be worn in their classes, laboratories, studios, or offices.
- Staff members may require masks to be worn in their personal workspace.
Since August 2020, the University has successfully remained open for an active, on-campus learning experience for our students. An important part of managing the continuing presence of the COVID-19 virus is for as many people as possible who are eligible to be up to date with their vaccinations, which currently entails one updated dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The University anticipates that this virus will continue to circulate in some form for the foreseeable future, and the CDC may recommend additional vaccinations, booster shots, or other measures depending on the future evolution of COVID-19. If so, potential adjustments to our current COVID-related policies and approach will be evaluated in light of any new information.
Our community’s collective perseverance over the last three years has been remarkably successful. Your diligence and personal commitment to helping keep one another as safe as possible as the COVID-19 virus has evolved is greatly appreciated.