May 12, 2021-Vaccination Policy for Students 2021-2022

Dear Emory & Henry Campus Community,

I hope this email finds each of you well and enjoying your first few days of summer break.

The College has closely monitored the ethical, legal, and practical discourse surrounding vaccinations on college and university campuses. We have consulted with health care and legal experts to assist us in determining the best course of action for the upcoming academic year.

The following details the College’s COVID-19 Vaccination policy moving forward for students.

An FDA approved coronavirus vaccine, whether still in Emergency Use Authorization status or not, will be required for all students under the following circumstances

  • Students living in College-owned residential facilities

  • Students that are members of an NCAA athletics team

  • Students involved with any affinity group or club sport

  • Student members of the equestrian team

  • Students involved in any active student organization, to include fraternity and sorority life, and any student organization recognized by the Student Government Association

  • Students that are representing the college in any visual or performing arts program

  • All School of Health Science students

  • All School of Nursing students

Students that are on the Emory campus will need to report their vaccination status no later than July 1st. Students that are on the Emory campus will need to use this form to submit that information.

Students at the School of Health Sciences should upload their vaccination status in E-Value by August 1st. If you do not have access to this link, please consult with Dr. J.P Barfield.

Students at the School of Nursing should upload their vaccination status in Castlebranch. If you do not have access to this link, please consult with Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson.

Students may request a religious or medical exemption by July 1st. Please note that all medical exemption requests require documentation from a healthcare professional (MD, DO, NP or PA) Further, please note that any religious exemption must be notarized. You may submit religious and medical exemption requests here. Should you be granted an exemption, you will be required to wear a facial covering at all times in enclosed spaces until the CDC indicates otherwise.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ryan Bowyer at rbowyer@ehc.edu.

Sincerely,
Ryan