Our Proactive Approach

As COVID-19 continues to affect lives across the globe, the senior management team at Anna Maria College has been proactively working with students, faculty, and staff in preparation for the changes that are occurring on a daily, if not hourly basis. In order to keep you as informed as possible, we have assembled a list of important dates and actions that we are taking to protect our community during these unprecedented times.

Update, August 12, 2021:

To the Anna Maria College Community,

Our campus community is eager for your return with the start of a new academic year. I appreciate your cooperation with the College’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement and am pleased to share that more than 92 percent of our staff and faculty and 71 percent of undergraduate students are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved waiver is required by August 20th and at that time it is expected that Anna Maria will be 100 percent compliant. A fully vaccinated campus community is still our best mitigation, and I am grateful for your compliance. Read More.

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols
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COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

Together, we are responsible for keeping our Anna Maria College community safe and healthy. By individually following college protocols and practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus, we create a safe campus for us all. For community members or visitors if you are sick or symptomatic we ask that you stay home.

2021-2022 Academic Year COVID Vaccination Policy

Anna Maria College requires all students and employees to be fully vaccinated by the date they arrive on campus. The college also requires some third-party visitors and vendors (contractors) to be vaccinated, depending on the nature of their work on campus.

“Fully vaccinated” means two weeks have passed since your final dose of a U.S. Federal Drug Administration or World Health Organization listed COVID-19 vaccine.

2021 Guidelines

Masking

Indoors Masks are required indoors at all times, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except when alone in a bedroom (or with a roommate), in an enclosed workspace, or when eating. Athletes who are competing in indoor sports are allowed to remove their masks only when playing, when on the sidelines or on the bench, masks are required.
Outdoors Although masks are not mandatory outdoors, we welcome those who would like to continue to wear them. We advise everyone to wear masks in crowded situations.  For unvaccinated individuals, masks are required outdoors unless a 6-foot distance from others can be achieved. For major events on campus, the mask requirements will be communicated prior to the event.

Testing

Vaccinated Community Members Vaccinated students and  employees are required to be tested once weekly. This will be done in partnership with the Broad Institute and a PCR test.
Unvaccinated Community Members Unvaccinated students and employees are required to be tested twice weekly. At least on of the tests must be a PCR test run through the Anna Maria College testing facility.

*Note that athletes may be required to test more than the above testing requirements depending on the regulations of the team or NCAA

Positive Cases

Students Residential students who test positive will be moved temporarily to isolation housing in Madonna Hall or sent home (if students are able to go home).
Employees Employees who test positive must remain home. Employees are permitted to speak with their supervisors to see if working remotely is an option.

Close Contacts of Positive Cases

Symptomatic Community Members If you have COVID-19 Symptoms, you are required to stay home and follow guidance of medical providers.
Asymptomatic vaccinated Community Members May continue to work, attend class, and participate in activities. Close contacts are required to obtain PCR test through the Anna Maria testing facility 3-5 days after exposure to a positive COVID case. Close contacts, regardless of vaccination status must remain masked at all times unless alone in a fully enclosed space with the door closed.
Asymptomatic unvaccinated  resident students If you are staying on campus you will be moved to temporary quarantine housing until cleared by the Health Services Department. Food will be delivered to quarantine housing.
Asymptomatic unvaccinated employees Unvaccinated employees are required to quarantine at home and follow healthcare provider’s guidance for return to work. Employees should work with Human Resources for a return to work schedule.

General Guidance

Visitors in Residence Halls No external guests are to be hosted in the residence halls. Requests for exceptions should be directed to the Director of Residence Life, Jake Boillat. All guests must follow all Anna Maria College health and safety protocols, if they do not, they will be banned from campus. Anna Maria students are allowed to visit other residence halls.
Meetings and Gatherings Gatherings of members of the Anna Maria College community are allowed. External presenters, trainers or lecturers are allowed, but must follow all Anna Maria health and safety guidelines.
Admissions Visitors Campus tours and activities are available. Please contact the Anna Maria College Admissions Department at admissions@annamaria.edu or visit the Admissions Webpage for more information.
Visitors to Campus and Sporting Events Visitors are permitted to some campus and sporting events.  All visitors to campus events must adhere to the Anna Maria College health and safety guidelines.