General

  • All faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • No student, faculty or staff member should be treated differently based on their COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • Students should not be asked about their vaccine status and segregated in a classroom or from other instructor-student interactions (e.g., office hours, group work, field trips, labs, etc.) based on their vaccination status.
  • Vaccination status can be used to determine whether or not a person should quarantine after a close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Masks/face coverings are not required on campus. Two exceptions may apply on campuses – health center/medical facility and public transit. Un-vaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask or face covering.
  • Institutions will return to campus in the fall with no social distancing measures. Un-vaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue social distancing whenever possible.

Students in Experiential/Clinical Placements

Students may be required by off-campus partnering organizations to wear masks and/or be vaccinated as a condition of participation in experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad programs, externships and delivery of medical services.

Health Centers/Medical Personnel

Medical providers may use a patient’s COVID-19 vaccination status as they would normally under the typical standard of care. Consistent with the normal standard of care, medical providers may ask for proof of COVID-19 vaccination in treating patients.

Contact Tracing/Contact Notification

In the context of contact notification/contact tracing, personnel conducting the notification may ask a person’s vaccination status and may ask for proof of vaccination; however, proof is not required.

Accommodations

Approval of all COVID-19 related accommodations and flexible work arrangements (including telework) expired June 30, 2021. Requests for ADA accommodations or flexible work arrangements will be reviewed in accordance with the pre-pandemic ADA accommodations or Telework/Flextime policies. Students who need accommodations for their classes should contact their Disability Resource/Services Center.

Cleaning and Disinfecting After a Positive Case

Please see the most recent guidance related to cleaning and disinfecting facilities/areas after a person tests positive for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html#anchor_1617551661760