The College has adopted the CDC recommendation of the COVID-19 booster shot two months following the J&J vaccine, five months from a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. As such, all students and employees who study or work on our main campus in Springfield, Massachusetts are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by March 1, 2022 or within 14 days of their eligibility for a booster. Any individual who has not received a booster past this date will be considered out of compliance.
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. The deadline for receiving the booster and submitting documentation is March 1, 2022, or 14 days following your booster eligibility.
- 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.Students requesting a medical and/or religious exemption should begin the process by submitting the Vaccination Exemption Request Form to email@example.com.
- Will there be restrictions for students who aren’t vaccinated and have an exemption?
Students who are formally exempted from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement due to medical or religious reasons will be required to wear masks in all classes and seminars and undergo weekly COVID testing. Residential students MUST test on-site; non-residential students may apply for a waiver to allow for off-site testing at their own expense. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.