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Spring Vaccination Information

Students

On Thursday, June 24, the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education approved a policy that will require that all students in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, including Eastern, must be vaccinated to attend classes and engage in on-ground campus activities. 

Students will need to provide their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to verify they have been vaccinated. The policy will allow for medical and non-medical exemptions:

Medical Exemption

Non-Medical Exemption

Students should submit a PDF or photo of their vaccination card as an attachment to covidvax@easternct.edu.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge and readily available to the public; please visit the Connecticut Vaccine Portal to find a FREE vaccine provider near you. Information on the vaccine is also available at Vaccine Requirement FAQs.

Fully vaccinating all students will help Eastern move quickly and safely beyond COVID-19 and create a healthy campus community where students can study and live safely. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Faculty/Staff

Pursuant to Executive Orders 13G and 13F, and an agreement between the Board of Regents and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF), all Connecticut Colleges and University System (CSCU) employees must be fully vaccinated.  Exemptions from the vaccination mandate may be granted for certain religious, medical, or non-medical reasons.

Employees who are not vaccinated, for whatever reason, or decline to provide their vaccination status are required to undergo weekly COVID testing. Unvaccinated employees may also be required to utilize their own leave accruals, if any, to cover absences due to a positive test or related need to quarantine or be in isolation.

The University will cover the cost of on-campus weekly testing for unvaccinated AAUP and SUOAF members. There are no exemptions from the testing requirement.

All records related to vaccination status are kept secure and confidential. Please note that only Human Resources staff are permitted to ask employees their vaccine status and/or to change the parameters of employee work activities based on vaccination status. Questions about the survey or vaccination protocols can be referred to the Office of Human Resources at weinbergerma@easternct.edu.