To the Anna Maria College Campus Community,
Anna Maria College will join the growing list of colleges and universities across the country in requiring students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Fall 2021 semester. The on-campus vaccine requirement will apply to all undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and administration. Vaccinations must be completed prior to arriving on campus for the fall. The College is developing a process for accommodating medical and religious exemptions and those details will be forthcoming.
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna Maria College has prioritized the health and safety of our campus community. Our response continues to be a shared responsibility and I am grateful to everyone for adhering to policies and being resilient. Now that we have several safe and FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines available and are located in a state that is a leader in the administration of these vaccines, the College believes this requirement is in the best interest of our campus. Announcing this now gives everyone adequate time to schedule and receive the vaccine.
The requirement will extend to any overnight campus guests and/or overnight rentals. Day visitors and spectators for sporting events will not be tracked. In addition, Anna Maria College will continue to follow state and federal COVID-1 9 public health orders and will remain at a state of increased vigilance to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Getting vaccinated is an important step we can all take to help protect the College and the community at large. I look forward to an active and successful Fall semester. Students may upload their vaccination record through the Medicat system and if they have any questions or require support pertaining to this requirement should contact Health Services. Employees can contact Human Resources.
Mary Lou Retelle