According to a letter released by Marianne Sullivan, Director of Health Services, UMass Dartmouth strongly encourages and recommends all students, faculty, and staff be vaccinated as soon as possible.
“Throughout the pandemic, the University has followed the science, which led to health and safety protocols that protected our campus. The science is clear that vaccination is the best way to stop COVID-19 from spreading and our best way to continue protecting each other’s wellbeing.”
UMass Dartmouth is expecting all members of the school community to be vaccinated before the fall 2021 semester, with few exceptions, such as for medical and religious reasons. Sullivan stated that the move is to ensure the continued health and safety of the campus community.
Sullivan states that even after if you are vaccinated, everyone on campus is still required to follow health and safety protocols like wearing face coverings, social distancing, and participating in the on-campus asymptomatic surveillance testing program.
“I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard to keep themselves and their friends, family, co-workers, and community members safe. It has been a difficult time, but we are surely nearing the end of the pandemic.”