Based on recommendations from the CDC, the American College Health Association, and the State of Massachusetts Department of Health, Springfield College is maintaining the requirement that all students and employees who study and/or work in-person have completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccinations (two doses of Moderna or Pfizer - preferred - or one dose of J&J) or otherwise have an approved religious or medical exemption. We also highly recommend that all students and employees stay up-to-date with their vaccinations and receive a booster when they are eligible.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m vaccinated/boosted, how do I submit my proof?
Students should send a copy of their vaccination card to firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees may send a copy of their vaccination card or complete the online attestation form which can be found on PrideNet under My Profile.
What is the deadline to submit proof of vaccination/booster?
Students and employees can begin to submit their proof of vaccination/booster immediately.
Are there exceptions to the vaccine requirement?Students may apply for medical or religious exemptions. Students should follow the same process they have used to be exempted from the other vaccines that are required to attend Springfield College. A medical exemption will be provided when certification is made, in writing, by a health care provider who has personally examined the student and in whose opinion the physical condition of such student is such that their health would be endangered by vaccination against COVID-19. A religious exemption will be provided when a student states, in writing, that such vaccination would conflict with their religious beliefs.
Will there be restrictions for students who aren’t vaccinated and have an exemption?
There are no additional restrictions on unvaccinated students with approved exemptions.These students will be able to participate in activities that require close contact, including intercollegiate athletics, club sports, intramurals, Pre-Camp, Cultural Connections, Alternative Spring Break, Outdoor Pursuits, and other activities or on-campus employment that involves close contact with other individuals.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about Springfield College’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement?
Additional questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine requirement can be sent to email@example.com.