Effective June 1, 2021

  • Fully vaccinated individuals:  Face coverings and physical distancing are optional indoors or outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or 14 days after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. 

    Until further notice, the exception to this policy statement is that students must wear a face covering when visiting the Hamre Center for Health & Wellness, per the recommendations by the CDC that people continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings.

  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated (i.e. one dose of two-dose regimen, or less than two weeks after the final dose) individuals: Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a well-fitting face covering when indoors or if outdoors and unable to maintain the six-foot physical distance requirement. 

    The following are limited modifications when face coverings can be removed:

    • While eating or drinking in a designated dining area, but maintaining 6-feet of physical distance
    • Indoors when alone, in an enclosed private office with the door closed, in an assigned residence hall room/suite or apartment, or for personal hygiene purposes.

Proof of vaccination status will not be expected– the honor system underpins our commitment to keep each other safer. Supervisors and employees should not ask their employees and co-workers whether they have been vaccinated. 

Adherence to the policy cited above is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students. Vendors and visitors must also comply with this policy and the while on Macalester College campus property.