To: Stevens Students
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date: May 14, 2021
Subject: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Guidelines
President Farvardin’s announcement on April 22nd informed Stevens students, faculty and staff that a COVID-19 vaccination is required for students, faculty and staff coming to campus for the fall 2021 semester. The goal of the campus-wide vaccination requirement is to support a safe and healthy return to campus.
Submitting Vaccination Documentation
All undergraduate and graduate students (including first-year undergraduate and first-year graduate students) who have received both the first and second doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine must submit evidence of vaccination, including the vaccination date(s) and vaccine name, through Workday Student. For instructions on how to submit your documents, please click on this link.
Stevens will keep individuals’ vaccination information confidential, with vaccination information shared with pertinent University administrators when deemed necessary for health and safety purposes, to ensure compliance with University policy and to make arrangements relating to a student’s course of study or other programs.
Students Currently Outside of the United States
International students who can be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccines listed above should do so before traveling to the United States, if possible. Additional guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for international students will be shared before June 1, 2021.
Requests for Exemption
Limited exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement will be considered for the following reasons:
- Medical reason or disability. A signed and stamped statement from a doctor or nurse practitioner is required certifying that the student may not receive the vaccination, including a diagnosis. If the student is pregnant, the statement must include the due date (this exemption is reviewed to determine continuation of exemption). Students approved for a medical exemption may be required to submit a physician statement annually which will be subject to review and approval each year.
- Religious. A signed statement explaining how the COVID-19 vaccination conflicts with bona fide religious tenets/beliefs is required. A philosophical or moral objection to immunization is not adequate. If the student is under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must also sign the statement.
Please see the Immunization Exemption Information on the Student Health Services website for complete information.
Exemption requests may be submitted from today through June 18, 2021. Students may request an exemption by completing and signing the COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Request Form and scanning and emailing the form with the required documentation to [email protected]. Requests will be reviewed as they are received, and students will be informed of the exemption decision on or about July 2, 2021. All exemption decisions by Stevens Student Health Services are final. If a student’s exemption request is not approved, the student must be fully vaccinated (all doses of the vaccine plus the two-week period following the final dose) and vaccination documentation must be submitted before coming to campus and in no event later than August 16, 2021.
Students with exemptions from the vaccine requirement may be subject to reasonable measures and restrictions to promote the health and safety of the Stevens community. At this time, unvaccinated students with approved exemptions from Student Health Services will be permitted to participate in all activities on campus, in classes and in Stevens-owned or leased properties. Depending upon the prevalence of the virus when the Fall semester starts, requirements such as regular COVID-19 testing or other measures recommended by the CDC or other health department guidance, may be imposed to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Students who are registered for programs that are fully online and will not come to campus are not covered by the vaccination requirement. Please visit the Student Health Services Health and Immunization Records website for additional information.
Please see these Frequently Asked Questions for additional information about Stevens’ vaccine requirement and other important matters.
If there are any questions about your vaccination status, please contact Stevens Student Health Services at [email protected].
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