COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

General Vaccination FAQs

As of April 19, 2021, all individuals over the age of 16 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

No. Only if you have gotten two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago are you considered fully vaccinated.

The College is requiring that all employees, as well as all undergraduate enrolled in on-campus classes whether they live on campus or off, be fully vaccinated (two weeks post their last dose) against COVID-19. Students should plan on completing vaccination requirements and submitting their documentation by August 15th.

The COVID-19 vaccine is FREE! The COVID-19 vaccine is provided by the federal government. A vaccination site may ask you for health insurance information but should never ask you for a form of payment.

Fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 symptoms
Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become infected with COVID-19 is low, any fully vaccinated person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and tested for SARS-CoV-2 if indicated. The symptomatic fully vaccinated person should inform their healthcare provider of their vaccination status at the time of presentation to care.

Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. They should isolate if they test positive. Fully vaccinated people who live in a household with someone who is immunosuppressed, at increased risk of severe disease, or unvaccinated (including children <12 years of age) could also consider masking at home for 14 days following a known exposure or until they receive a negative test result. Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow the testing and masking recommendation above.

Fully vaccinated people should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure.

Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19-like symptoms and no known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
It is recommended that fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19-like symptoms and no known exposure should be exempted from routine screening testing programs, if feasible.

Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it is important that everyone continues to use all of the available tools to help stop this pandemic.

Student Vaccination FAQs

Yes. The College is requiring that all employees, as well as all undergraduate enrolled in on-campus classes whether they live on campus or off, be fully vaccinated (two weeks post their last dose) against COVID-19. Students should plan on completing vaccination requirements and submitting their documentation by August 15th.

Students should share a copy of their vaccine cards with the Office of Registration as soon as possible. Please call 508-992-4025 or email by clicking HERE to learn more about the best way to share your vaccine card.

If you have any questions about the vaccine, please call the Registration Office at 508-992-4025 or email by clicking HERE.

Employee Vaccination FAQs

Yes. The College is requiring that all employees, as well as all undergraduate enrolled in on-campus classes whether they live on campus or off, be fully vaccinated (two weeks post their last dose) against COVID-19. Students should plan on completing vaccination requirements and submitting their documentation by August 15th.

Employees should share a copy of their vaccine cards with the Office of Registration as soon as possible. Please call 508-992-4025 or email by clicking HERE to learn more about the best way to share your vaccine card.

If you have any questions about the vaccine, please call the Registration Office at 508-992-4025 or email by clicking HERE.

Guiding Principles for Fully Vaccinated People

  • Outdoor activities pose minimal risk to fully vaccinated people.
  • Most indoor activities pose low risk to fully vaccinated people, especially in areas with low or moderate transmission.
  • Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant.
  • Fully vaccinated people who become infected with the Delta variant can transmit it to others.

To reduce their risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to others, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people:

  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
    • Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated.
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Get tested 3-5 days after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until they receive a negative test result.
  • Continue to follow any applicable federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.