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The health and safety of Wofford College’s campus community is the college’s top priority. A committee with representatives from across campus is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic while making recommendations based on best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association (ACHA).

Members of the campus community should remain diligent about basic COVID-19 safety precautions.

On Monday, Aug. 23, the FDA fully approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Wofford has intended to require the vaccine since the spring, pending full regulatory approval. We do so now. If you have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, find a vaccination site near you and begin the process. Those choosing not to get the vaccine for medical or religious reasons may complete an exemption form. There are two waivers that students and employees are approved to submit. One is a religious waiver for people who have waived vaccination requirements in the past for religious reasons. The other is a medical waiver for those who have discussed their medical situation with a health care provider. Medical waivers must be signed by a health care provider. Students may upload the completed form to the Wellness Center’s Patient Portal. If there’s difficultly uploading, the forms can be emailed to covid@wofford.edu. Faculty and staff should return completed forms to the Office of Human Resources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends mask wearing in areas of high transmission of COVID-19 for people who are fully vaccinated and those who are unvaccinated. Wofford College requires all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear masks over their nose and mouth when in public spaces. Masks should be worn in classrooms and administrative spaces, unless alone in an office or academic space. Masks should be worn in dining areas when not eating or drinking.

Masks are not required outside or while in residential areas (residence halls, apartments and campus homes).

For more information about COVID-19 cases on campus, visit wofford.edu/coronavirus.

Visit the CDC’s website to read the facts about vaccine safety.