STUDENT VACCINE MANDATE


Please take a moment to read this important update on the most recent COVID-19-related safety precautions recently set forth by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR).

Beginning with the fall 2021 semester all students who are returning to campus for in-person classes and/or activities are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

For students who are only taking online courses this requirement is still recommended but not required. If you have not already done so, please be sure to become vaccinated as soon as possible.

There are multiple vaccine & clinics being held on a regular basis both on-campus and in community health centers across the state. The vaccines that are currently authorized in the United States are proven safe, highly effective, and vaccination is critical to resuming normal operations at our campuses this fall.

The pandemic is not entirely over, and the threat of more infectious and severe variants continues to plague our communities. Vaccination does not guarantee immunity, but it does lessen the severity of infection and eliminates the life-threatening aspect of the coronaviruses. Becoming vaccinated is the best and most responsible way to protect yourself, your families, and others with whom you come in contact. 

For information on locations for free vaccine providers, visit the Connecticut Vaccine Portal to find a FREE vaccine provider near you.

For details on the BOR requirement, please visit the CSCU website Vaccine Requirement FAQs (ct.edu).

You may request a medical or non-medical exemption to this requirement by following the instructions at the links below.


 Non-Medical Exemptions

For the Medical Exemption Form please email gw-deanofstudents@gatewayct.edu.

 Medical Exemptions (requires a doctor’s authorization)

Finally, as part of the new requirement all registered students will be asked to complete a self-attestation form prior to the start of the fall semester indicating one of the following:

  • You are fully vaccinated
  • You are partially vaccinated
  • You have applied for a medical exemption
  • You have applied for a non-medical exemption for consideration (This option will also be used for online-only students)

 

 The self-attestation form is available on MyCommNet

Click here for Self-Attestation Form Frequently Asked Questions.

Thank you for your cooperation.