In spring 2022, individuals without a booster shot will be subject to mandatory, weekly COVID-19 testing.
Wells student makes hand gesture in front of COVID test site in Stratton Hall


The following individuals must submit to a weekly test:

  • Individuals who are recommended for one or more booster shots but haven't yet received them
  • Individuals who were approved for an exemption from the College's vaccination requirements

Those who are not yet eligible for a booster are exempt from the weekly testing requirement, but are expected to get the booster once they are eligible. 


If you have not already done so, please send evidence of your vaccination to covidvac@wells.edu. Evidence may include your completed CDC vaccination card and/or documentation. If you would like to request a waiver from the vaccination requirement, please contact Geoffrey Gabriel at ggabriel@wells.edu.


Wells College students and employees must use this form to request a waiver from the College's policy mandating COVID-19 vaccinations.

To be exempt from this COVID-19 vaccine policy, students and employees must provide a brief statement explaining their reasons for not obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine, describing either a medical, religious, or other reason that precludes them from becoming vaccinated. The Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of Human Resources will coordinate the exemption review process for students and employees, respectively.

EMPLOYEE requests may also be submitted in person to the Office of Human Resources (Macmillan 221).

The College reserves the right to request additional documentation to support the requested medical, religious or other exemption request.


Any student who receives a positive COVID-19 test result or who is experiencing severe COVID-like symptoms, and who does not wish to return home, will be provided with an isolation room on campus and daily meals. We are committed to providing daily support and care for students who have to go into isolation, and our staff will help identify any academic, medical, food, or mental health support needs, and arrange for the appropriate services to be provided. 

This page was last updated August 11, 2022.

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