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COVID-19 Policy & Procedures

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements FAQ

Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:

  • Significantly reduces the risk of COVID-19 infection and other serious and/or long-term health effects, as well as potential outbreaks among the whole Endicott College community.
  • Reduces the likelihood of transmission among members of the Endicott and surrounding communities. 

COVID-19 Vaccines:

  • Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (two doses 3 weeks apart)
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (two doses 4 weeks apart)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (one dose)

International students may receive full doses of the following World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccines:

  • Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine
  • SII/Covishield
  • AstraZeneca/AZD1222
  • Are COVID-19 vaccines safe & effective?

    COVID-19 vaccines have been proven effective at preventing individuals from becoming sick or severely ill. The COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials support this information based on the vaccines that have been authorized by the FDA (Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, and the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). For more information visit the CDC website on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

  • Who is required to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
    All members of the Endicott community who are teaching, attending classes or conducting research on campus, living in residence halls, participating in campus life activities or working on campus are required to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of the 2021 academic year.
  • I am a graduate student taking online courses, do I need to get vaccinated?
    If your graduate coursework is fully remote and you are not participating in any activities on campus then you are not required to get vaccinated. 
  • I am an international student and cannot get fully vaccinated in my home country before arriving in the United States, can I get vaccinated when I arrive?
    Yes. International students may have difficulty getting a vaccine in their home country. Anyone living, working, or studying in the Commonwealth is eligible to receive the vaccine here. You will be required to provide a negative PCR test result taken within the last 72 hours prior to arrival on campus. You must also wear a mask outside of your residence hall room and practice social distancing until you are fully vaccinated.
  • Are Endicott College employees required to get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
    Yes. In order to protect everyone in the Endicott community employees are also required to be vaccinated. Faculty teaching in a fully remote capacity and who do not conduct research or attend activities on campus are not required to be vaccinated.
  • How will Endicott community members provide proof that they are fully vaccinated?
    Upon receiving your COVID-19 vaccination, you received a card indicating the vaccination type, the date(s) you received your shot(s), and the location. 

    Students will submit their vaccination record as part of the 2021-22 health form. Submission of this form will be required for all students attending class or activities on campus. Returning students who have previously submitted the health form may simply provide any updated medical information, including their COVID-19 vaccination verification.

    If the COVID-19 vaccination is the only update for returning students, simply complete the initial section on page 2 and just the COVID-19 Vaccination information on page 3. Note that you'll also need to attach a copy of your vaccination card. You can submit the completed form via mail to: Health Center at Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or fax to 978-998-8004.

    Endicott employees must visit Human Resources in Brooks Hall prior to August 30 with their original vaccination card. A representative from HR will verify the information on your card. Please visit during normal operating hours (Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Fri. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.).
  • Where can you get a COVID-19 vaccine?

    The COVID-19 vaccine remains widely available throughout the United States. Below are resources to find and book an appointment to get vaccinated:

  • What if a member of the Endicott community doesn't want to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

    In order to work, teach, attend classes, or participate in student activities, all members of the Endicott College community are required to get the vaccine. Exemptions for medical conditions and deeply held religious beliefs will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

    In keeping with our standard practice for medical exemptions, please provide a letter, on official letterhead or stamped with the practice's information, from your doctor briefly describing your medical condition and why they advise against receiving the vaccine. You may submit the letter to fma@endicott.edu, fax it to 978-998-8004, or mail it to Health Center at Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915.

    You can complete the religious exemption request form available here: https://forms.gle/x9DMFSrg5QAAns7PA

    We have extended the deadline to July 14, but all requests must be in by then to be considered.

     

  • If I received a vaccination exemption from the school, what restrictions will I need to follow?
    To keep the community safe, anyone who is unvaccinated will be expected to follow social distancing protocols and wear a mask or face covering where social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes classrooms, labs, and other common areas. Students will not be required to wear a mask when in their room within their residence hall or while eating or drinking in the dining halls.
  • What is the deadline for getting vaccinated?
    All students are required to be vaccinated—having received the final dose of their vaccine—prior to their move in date. Endicott employees must be vaccinated by August 30.
  • Will classes be offered in a remote or hybrid format during the 2021-22 Academic Year?
    In person instruction and experiential learning is a key component of an Endicott education. Traditional undergraduate programs will be offered in person and students are expected to be present. Course delivery for Graduate programs varies, so consult with your academic advisor if you have any questions. Keep in mind that all members of the community attending any class, activity, or working on campus are required to be vaccinated.

Questions Regarding the Vaccine Requirement:

If you have any questions regarding the vaccine requirement, please contact covidvaccine@endicott.edu.