Sewanee Is Requiring All Its Students, Faculty And Staff To Get Vaccinated

Thursday, August 26, 2021
  • Sewanee - the University of the South for the fall 2021 semester is now requiring all students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Officials noted, "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Aug. 23, 2021, gave its firstfull approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, declaring it a milestone toward 'altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.' 
    • "The campus-wide COVID-19 vaccination requirement goes into full effect on Oct.
      5, 2021. By that date, all students, faculty, and staff must have received either both shots of a two-dose regimen (for Pfizer and Moderna) or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Exceptions will be made for legitimate medical and religious reasons.
    • "All students, employees, and visitors must wear face coverings/masks over their nose and mouth when they are in public spaces inside all University buildings. While outdoors, masks are not required unless otherwise indicated by the University.
    • "The COVID-19 pandemic remains an ongoing public health concern, and we recognize that circumstances could change before or during the semester; the University will continue to monitor federal, state, and local conditions and may adjust its policies as needed." 
  • On Aug. 2,  the University issued an updated masking policy for the Domain effective Aug 3, 2021. The updated policy was based on the most recent CDC guidance for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
  • The University's weekly dashboard provides updated information on vaccination rates and COVID-19 test results for students and employees. 

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