Albertus Magnus College Updates COVID Policy For Spring Semester

Booster Shots Will Be Required

New Haven, Conn., December 22, 2021 –  Effective January 1, 2022, Albertus Magnus College’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy is updated.  All faculty, staff, and students are required to receive and provide proof of their COVID-19 booster within 14 days of their eligibility.  To be fully-compliant, students, faculty, and staff must have received a primary vaccination series plus a vaccination booster shot within 14 days of eligibility, or have received an approved exemption from the College’s vaccination policy. 

Booster eligibility depends on which vaccination was received. To determine eligibility, the Albertus Community is asked to please visit the CDC Booster page at a courtesy, the College has sent eligibility reminder messages throughout the fall semester as people have become qualified, and will continue to do so going forward. Those who have received an approved exemption from the College for religious or medical reasons do not need to re-apply. 

Eligible students, faculty, and staff must show proof of booster no later than January 20, 2022.  Members of the community that become eligible after January 20, 2022 are required to receive a booster shot and provide proof of their booster to the College within 14 days of their eligibility. 

Any student who does not receive their booster within 14 days of eligibility will be required to leave campus housing; will be unable to participate in athletics, student clubs, and other student activities; and will lose their digital access to College resources, including to College email and e-Learning.  Students are still responsible for their academic work even if they lose their access to systems due to non-compliance with the vaccination and booster policy.  Student access to systems will be returned once they provide proof of full vaccination. 

Employees who do not comply with the College’s vaccination and booster policy may be asked to take a leave of absence without pay and/or will be at risk of termination.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.