Recognizing that COVID is still a health concern on College campuses, the Interim COVID policies will remain for the 2022-2023 academic year. These policies will be reviewed and adjusted as is appropriate based upon current national and local circumstances. All policies in full can be found in the Student Handbook.
Key details are outlined below:
- Proof of vaccination or request for exemption must be uploaded to myCHC. Faculty, staff, and students in all three schools will see a COVID Vaccine Verification link on the left nav (or the red and white arrow on the bottom of a mobile device) upon logging into myCHC. Members who have previously approved medical or religious exemptions are exempt from this policy. The CDC recommends a Pfizer or Moderna booster 2 months after the single dose J&J shot, 5 months after the second in the two dose Pfizer vaccine series, or 6 months Moderna after the second in the two-dose series. The full Vaccination Policy and FAQS can be found here.
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) are accepted. International students who have received a vaccine approved in their home country should provide this documentation for assessment on a case-by-case basis.
- Per local guidance, all individuals, vaccinated or not, are no longer required to wear face coverings while on campus. The College is mask optional as of March 4th, 2022. Individuals should make decisions on whether or not they choose to wear masks based on their own health and wellness assessments.
- Chestnut Hill will not require short-term visitors - including prospective students and families, speakers, and event attendees - to provide proof of full vaccination. All visitors will be notified of Chestnut Hill’s vaccination policy which reinforces that those individuals who are not fully vaccinated must follow CDC guidance for unvaccinated individuals.
Additional resources, including links to the Center for Disease Control, as well as local guidance, have been compiled on our CHC COVID-19 Resources page. Note: Beginning January 18th, residential households in the US can order free at-home COVID tests (see below). Insurance providers must also cover the costs of tests purchased over the counter; policies and procedures vary by provider so you should check with your insurance if you would like to purchase tests.
For additional questions related to CHC’s return to campus or vaccination policy, please contact COVIDVaccine@chc.edu.