Return-to-Campus Guidelines - Fall 2021
Elizabethtown College strongly encourages all members of the campus community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. While we are not requiring individuals to be vaccinated, the College is requesting both employees and students to submit proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination status in order to be exempt from additional protocols including the completion of the Daily Digital Health Report (DDHR) and surveillance testing.
Individuals who choose to not receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be required to adhere to the following campus guidelines:
- For campus entry, all non-vaccinated students must show the College proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from being tested within 72 hours of their move-in/check-in date. Non-vaccinated individuals should be prepared to present their negative test result during check-in. If you are experiencing any financial or logistical hardships, please email us for assistance.
- Non-vaccinated individuals will be subject to random surveillance testing. Testing will occur each week and a percentage of these individuals will be selected randomly.
- Non-vaccinated individuals must complete the Daily Digital Health Report (DDHR) each day once they return to campus.
- Please Note: Vaccinations may be required for students to participate in some activities and programs, such as study abroad, clinicals, and athletics. Activities and programs requiring vaccination may be determined at a later date. (For example, student-athletes who want to participate in the Landmark Conference and/or student teachers working in-person for a school district.)
Students and employees who have been fully vaccinated* must submit proof of their vaccination status in order to be exempted from the above procedures. To submit vaccination information, please complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Online Form including your vaccine manufacturer, dosage date(s), and a photo of your vaccination card. Students can submit this form at any time, however, until it is completed, you will be required to follow the procedures for non-vaccinated individuals beginning August 9.
*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).
In order to best protect our campus community, beginning Thursday, Aug. 12, Elizabethtown College will require all individuals, those fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated, to wear face masks inside campus buildings. Individuals are not required to wear face coverings in personal residence hall rooms, apartments, or quads offices unless guests are present.
Please note if there are changes in our community trends, we will communicate updates to our guidelines based on state and federal recommendations. We appreciate your support and compliance with campus COVID-19 guidelines as we work to provide a healthy and safe environment for all.
Daily Digital Health Report
Employees and students who are not fully vaccinated must complete the College's Daily Digital Health Report (DDHR) each day they are on campus. The DDHR includes four COVID-19 screening questions.
Should a student answer yes to any of these questions, they should stay home and notify their faculty and employers that they cannot report to class/work. The College's Student Health Team will be notified automatically and will reach out to you for assitance with next steps.
Should an employee answer yes to any of these questions, they should stay home and notify their supervisor that they cannot report to work. Human Resources will be automatically notified and will reach out to you for assistance with next steps.
Campus Visitor Guidelines
Visitors are permitted on campus and in campus buildings during regular building hours. All visitors are required to wear face masks indoors. No overnight visits are permitted at this time.
The College welcomes all prospective students for on-campus tours led by a Blue Jay Ambassador as well as in-person events.