COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement In Place for For 2021-2022 Academic Year
Masking Requirement Announced--Effective Friday, August 13 at 5 a.m. Read here for full information.
Broad Institute Nasal Swab RT-PCR Testing will be available every Wednesday starting August 25. Testing is for campus-based students (those living on and off campus) and employees only. Do not come to the campus if you are fully remote.
- NVU-Lyndon: Wednesdays at the Alexander Twilight Theatre lobby from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
- NVU-Johnson: Wednesdays at the Multi Gym from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
The Vermont State Colleges System requires COVID-19 vaccination of all students enrolled at the residential colleges in the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The safety of our students, employees, and local community members is our top priority as we continue to respond to the ongoing pandemic. The vaccination requirement does not apply to students who will not come on to the physical campuses for any reason during the 2021-2022 academic year, such as those who are taking classes exclusively online. Please read the notice from the VSCS Chancellor about the requirement here.
Students must verify their vaccination by filling out this form NorthernVermont.edu/COVID19Vaccination. You will need to take a photo of both sides of your vaccination card to complete the form.
Our goal remains for all members of the NVU community who are able to be vaccinated to get vaccinated. We urge you to make every effort to complete your vaccination as soon as possible. Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered in accordance with Vermont law. To request an exemption, fill out the COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption form and return it to the health centers on our campuses.
We expect all NVU community members to continue to use best health and safety practices, including regular hand washing, social distancing whenever possible, wearing a mask if unvaccinated, and staying home if symptomatic.
Visitors to our NVU campuses: NVU requires full COVID-19 vaccination for visitors age 12 and above. Visitors under the age of 12 must be masked indoors. If a masking mandate is in place for NVU, visitors must also follow that masking mandate.
To date, we have a 99% vaccine policy compliance with a 95% vaccination rate for students who are, or will be, on campus during the academic year.
Fall 2021 COVID-19 Test Results
To date, NVU has had a total of 21 cumulative positive cases, seventeen on the Johnson campus and four on the Lyndon campus. The on-site tests were conducted through the Broad Institute testing program.
If you have immediate questions, please use the form on this page: NorthernVermont.edu/Questions.