June 16, 2021-Updated Information Regarding the Vaccination Policy for Students 2021-2022

Complete COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Form

Dear Emory & Henry New and Returning Students,

I hope that you are enjoying your summer. Thank you to all current and incoming students who have already submitted your vaccination information.

After listening to voices desiring a safe return to a more normal campus environment and trying to use the data available to us regarding COVID-19 vaccine rates in a responsible manner, we have landed at a place where having a visible sign showing those who are vaccinated is the best route for our campus. We are providing all who are fully vaccinated with a special lanyard that must be worn on campus.

This decision allows everyone an easy way to discern who should be wearing a mask and physically distance themselves from others. Any fully vaccinated person who forgets their lanyards is required to wear a facial covering and physically distance. Everyone still has the option of wearing a mask, as I and others still do in certain environments, despite the fact that I am fully vaccinated.

For students who are currently on campus who have already submitted your documentation, you may contact me to arrange a time to pick up your lanyard. For those who will not be on campus until this fall, I will send out information regarding where you can pick up your lanyard on the day that you check-in.

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

Emory Campus Students: Students on the Emory campus now or who will be on the Emory campus in the fall of 2021 will need to report their vaccination status no later than July 1. Please to use this form to submit that information.

If you have only received your first dose of a two-shot vaccine by July 1, please upload your documentation now, and then upload the documentation again once you receive the second dose.

A special lanyard will be provided to all students and employees who are fully vaccinated to wear on campus. All students and employees who are not wearing the special lanyard are to wear a facial covering and physically distance themselves from others.

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

A special lanyard will be provided to all students and employees who are fully vaccinated to wear on campus. All students and employees who are not wearing the special lanyard are to wear a facial covering and physically distance themselves from others in enclosed spaces.

School of Nursing Students: 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.

A special lanyard will be provided to all students and employees who are fully vaccinated to wear on campus. All students and employees who are not wearing the special lanyard are to wear a facial covering and physically distance themselves from others.

Religious and Medical Exemptions: Students may request a religious or medical exemption by July 1. 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.

To find a vaccination clinic near you, or to learn more about the vaccine, please visit the Vaccines.gov website.

This is our first step in what could be a multi-step process as the semester unfolds. As we monitor vaccine numbers, monitor campus infection rates and adherence to safe practices our policy will be modified accordingly. We appreciate your understanding in what it takes to bring hundreds back to our campus safely.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Tracey Wright, Dean of Students at tlwright@ehc.edu.

Sincerely,
Tracey L. Wright
Dean of Students