COVID-19 Information and Updates for the Wells College Community

Within this site, you'll find details on COVID safety protocols, testing, our visitor policy, and much more.
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The health and safety of our entire Wells community is our highest priority. Although the pandemic continues to evolve — as well as our response to it — our commitment to in-person learning in the 2021–2022 year will depend upon a shared responsibility to keep each other healthy and safe, and each of us doing our part by making good choices.


On this website, you will find guidance on many important topics related to the College's health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19. Each of the following pages includes additional details and resources.


All students, faculty and staff are required to receive a COVID-19 booster shot for the spring 2022 semester, once they are eligible to receive one.

According to the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), you are eligible for a booster shot if you:

  • Received your second Pfizer/Moderna shot more than five months ago 
  • Received the single Johnson & Johnson shot more than two months ago

Individuals who were previously approved for an exemption from the vaccine requirement must also continue to test weekly in the spring 2022 semester.

Share Your Booster Documentation

 To provide your booster shot documentation and exempt yourself from the weekly testing requirements mentioned above, please send your vaccine documentation to as soon as possible. In your email, please include the date you received the booster, vaccine type, and a picture of your vaccine card and/or other documentation.


All individuals on campus are required to wear face masks at all times indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Face masking has been scientifically proven to be one of the single most effective deterrents against the coronavirus. This semester, Wells has made KN95 masks available to everyone on campus at no cost. 


Tap here to read the College’s official vaccine policy, which was announced in June 2021 and implemented in August 2021. Please note that the Pfizer vaccine received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Aug. 23, 2021, for individuals ages 16 and older. Wells College made this decision in part because the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American College Health Association, and other federal, state and county authorities have all strongly urged widespread vaccination as the most effective and efficient way to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission — especially in the type of congregate living environments that are found on college campuses. As per federal and state regulations, exemptions will be allowed for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Please click here for further information.

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This page was last updated Jan. 28, 2022.

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