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Dear Members of the Caldwell University Community:
I am writing with an update to Caldwell University’s COVID-19 vaccination policy. Since March 2020, the health and well-being of the Caldwell community has been paramount in all of the University’s planning and actions related to COVID-19. Along the way, we have endeavored to align our policy with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Accordingly, we will no longer mandate COVID-19 vaccines as of May 11, 2023 in alignment with the federal government’s declaration bringing the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to an end on that day.
Therefore, effective the summer 2023 semester, the University will no longer require members of the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccination series. However, students and faculty who have clinical, field, or experiential commitments remain obligated to follow the policy of the clinical site to which they are assigned, which may include proof of vaccination.
While it is no longer a university requirement, the University continues to recommend that all members of the campus community consider vaccination. Those who do receive vaccination are encouraged to upload their vaccination card to the Health Services Portal.
Public health is ever-evolving and, as a result, it is understood that changes to this policy are always possible. We will continue to closely monitor public health and government guidance and will take the necessary steps to keep the campus community as safe as possible. Any significant change in the University health and safety protocol or resources will be communicated clearly and in a timely manner.
Community members are encouraged to stay home when ill. Should you test positive for COVID, students are asked to report their illness to SHS@caldwell.edu and employees to HR@caldwell.edu. We ask that everyone continue to care for themselves and each other by practicing good hand and respiratory hygiene and taking the appropriate precautions when ill, including staying home.
It has been through the cooperation and diligence of every member of the Caldwell University community that we have been successful in navigating these uncharted times. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do for Caldwell.
Dr. Matthew Whelan