Dear Regis Community,
I write to you today with an important update regarding Regis’ ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In preparation for a full in-person return to our Weston campus for the fall 2021 semester, all students, faculty, and staff who will live, learn, and work on campus or who will participate in Regis in-person activities are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, August 16, 2021. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they receive their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the United States. More information about how to submit your proof of vaccination is forthcoming.
Immunization against COVID-19 will allow for increased on-campus activities this fall semester and greatly reduce the risk of transmission. Vaccines are free and currently available to individuals who live, work, or study in Massachusetts.
Regis will host a vaccination clinic at our Weston campus for all community members on Friday, May 21. The clinic will offer first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. To receive your second dose, you will be required to present proof of your first vaccination 21 days prior. You can schedule your appointment here, or you may visit our FAQs for additional resources on how to obtain your vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines are a critical component in our return to pre-pandemic normalcy. The health and wellness of our community remains a top priority, and this decision is guided by local and state public health agencies, our medical experts, and our COVID-19 Response Team. Vaccines are safe and effective, reducing the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to the virus. Viral spread will be significantly limited once the majority of the population is vaccinated.
There are two permitted exemptions to Regis’ COVID-19 vaccination requirement: medical exemptions and religious exemptions. Please visit our FAQs for more information about exemptions.
At this time, we have not made changes to our COVID-19 reporting and testing protocols. Updates will be shared with the university community as decisions are finalized.
We look forward to a safe return to campus this fall and I want to thank you all again for your continued resiliency and sacrifices during the pandemic. If you have any questions regarding our vaccine requirement, please visit our COVID-19 page or contact our COVID-19 Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.768.7960.
Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN