01/07/2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

Purpose

As we continue to respond to the presence of COVID-19, we realize that it will remain a reality, requiring us to continue our health and safety measures. We are confident that Beloit’s spirit of “self-care is community care” will allow us to succeed in keeping our community safe, in-person, and as close to “normal” as possible.

The newest CDC guidelines make it crystal clear that the way we continue to have a more normal on-campus experience is to require all Beloit College students, faculty, and staff to receive vaccinations and boosters. Our goal is for a vaccinated and boosted community to allow us to resume the activities we did prior to the pandemic.

Policy
  • Students: Proof of full vaccination and booster, including maker and dates is required by Jan. 28, 2022, and should be sent to healthcenter@beloit.edu.
  • Faculty and Staff: Proof of full vaccination and booster, including the maker of the vaccine and dates, must be sent to dahlt@beloit.edu by Jan. 28.

This requirement applies equally to those who have already had COVID-19 or have the presence of antibodies. Any vaccine authorized for use is acceptable, including vaccines obtained outside the United States.

If fully vaccinated (vaccines + booster) by Jan. 28, students, faculty, and staff will not need to submit regular testing results nor will they have to quarantine if designated a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Testing and quarantine will continue for those who display symptoms of COVID-19 infection. Mask requirements may periodically change depending upon CDC guidelines and COVID-19 infection rates.

Faculty, staff, and students may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical reasons, religious beliefs, or strongly held philosophical objections. Faculty and staff seeking an exemption should contact Human Resources and students seeking an exemption should contact the Health and Wellness Center.

Students, faculty and staff who have not received vaccinations and, when available, a booster, will be required to weekly test and submit negative COVID results to continue to be on campus.

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