As we prepare to welcome students back for the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, St. John’s University has modified its policies with respect to COVID-19 vaccination requirements and public health and safety protocols for the 2021–22 academic year. We previously announced that all students taking in-person classes are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to accessing campus. The only exception to this requirement is an approved medical or religious exemption.
With respect to employees (full-time and part-time), anyone teaching or working in person is expected to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester. Any vaccine authorized for use in the United States (currently Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen) fulfills the vaccine requirement. Vaccinated employees are required to upload their proof of vaccination at www.stjohns.edu/vaccine.
We look forward to a more robust return to in-person instruction with prepandemic classroom density, and events and activities across the campus. For instance:
Fully vaccinated students and employees are not required to wear masks on campus, including in classrooms, residence and dining halls, athletic facilities, offices, conference rooms, and other spaces. Fully vaccinated students and employees do not need to observe the six-feet social distance protocols.
Beginning on September 1, 2021, the following guidelines will apply to any unvaccinated employee working in person at one of St. John’s campuses or locations:
All of our COVID-19 planning and protocols are subject to the latest public health guidelines and may be modified as circumstances change.
The University’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic is measured by small but significant contributions made by so many members of the St. John’s community. Please continue to do your part to help the larger family of St. John’s as we prepare to welcome students back to campus for a new academic year.