With COVID-19 still active in many parts of our country, Wells continues to take precautions to protect the health and safety of our community. Starting in August 2021, Wells College requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for an exemption.
Note: to be considered "fully vaccinated," 14 days must have passed since your second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
If you have not already done so, please complete your COVID-19 vaccination requirements and submit a copy of your vaccination record through the admissions portal.
Because it takes two weeks for vaccines to become fully effective, here are some dates to remember:
Anyone arriving on campus before receiving their final vaccination dose, or before two weeks have lapsed since the final dose, must be tested weekly and wear a mask when indoors until two weeks following the date of their final vaccine dose.
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, we are asking students and families to limit the number of guests travelling to Wells for move-in day. Families and guests will not be tested during their visit to campus, but will be asked to show their COVID-19 vaccination card or other evidence of having been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
All students will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at Wells, and all individuals on campus will be required to wear masks indoors at all times — regardless of vaccination status.
Other important details:
We recognize that some individuals do not intend to be vaccinated at this time. For those individuals we allow an exemption for valid medical, religious or other reasons. Students who seek an exemption should complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Waiver Request form at wells.edu/covid-waiver.
NOTE: you must be logged into a Google / Gmail account to fill it out; it doesn’t have to be your Wells College Google account.
Please note that weekly COVID testing is required for all non-vaccinated individuals while a decision is pending and after an approval for exemption.
The above guidelines are subject to change without warning if federal, state and/or local authorities issue new requirements to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will provide notice of any such changes to students and families, should new requirements be adopted.
Questions about the COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be addressed to Charles Kenyon, Dean of Students, at email@example.com or by calling 315.364.3311.
This page was last updated Aug. 17, 2021.