Vaccination requirements

AUGUST 19, 2022 – Mount Saint Mary College has updated its COVID-19 policy based on recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Please note that the College’s policy will continue to evolve as public health conditions and guidance change.

Vaccinations and Boosters

Full COVID-19 vaccination is still required to attend Mount Saint Mary College. Full COVID-19 vaccination means two doses of Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer vaccines; or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Some academic programs, clinical placements, student teaching placements, and internships will have vaccination booster requirements. For all others, COVID-19 boosters are strongly recommended, but are no longer required. 

Weekly Testing

The college is no longer requiring weekly COVID-19 testing for students who have medical or religious vaccination exemptions. For all students, if you become symptomatic, testing is mandatory. In addition, if you are required to for a mandatory academic/related purpose, you must continue COVID testing as instructed. 

COVID Exposures

Students exposed to COVID-19 must wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure and take a COVID test on the fifth day, but will not be required to quarantine unless they become symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19. Note that this policy is the same regardless of vaccination status. 

If you are not symptomatic, the test on the fifth day can be a home test. If you are symptomatic, test with Health Services or seek a lab test.

Testing positive

If you test positive for COVID-19, you still must isolate off campus for at least five days and will need to be cleared by Health Services before returning to campus. A mask will be required for days 6-10 and you may need to isolate during sleeping hours if you have a roommate. Alternate on-campus housing will be provided during this time if available. 

Masking

Masking in public spaces on the Mount campus is strongly recommended but optional. As a reminder, professors may require masks in their individual classes, staff members may require masks in their offices, and events on campus may require masks for attendance at the discretion of the host. Please keep a mask on your person at all times.

Vaccination/booster clinics

The Mount will be hosting several COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinics on campus this semester. The clinics, from 10 am to 1 pm each day, will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 3

  • Monday, November 7

  • Monday, December 5


Please register at msmc.edu/vax and bring your insurance card. The clinics will take place at Health Services in Guzman Hall.