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    Asymptomatic testing program underway

    Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, individuals who are unvaccinated with an approved accommodation will be required to complete weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at the university’s testing center. This decision comes as data shows that unvaccinated individuals are more likely to contract COVID-19 and that case counts are increasing in Nashville and surrounding communities. Read More

    Aug. 18, 2021

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    Vanderbilt updates masking guidance for visitors

    In accordance with recent changes to CDC guidelines, Vanderbilt University has updated its visitor policy after consulting with public health experts. Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, visitors coming to campus must wear a mask indoors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. Read More

    Jul. 30, 2021

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    Vanderbilt joins COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge to boost vaccine distribution

    Vanderbilt University is taking part in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, which was recently launched by the White House to increase vaccine access and distribution among students and their communities.  Read More

    Jun. 25, 2021

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    COVID-19 vaccination requirement: University issues additional guidance

    As announced last month, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members of the Vanderbilt University community for the 2021–22 academic year. The university is sharing additional guidance about this requirement.  Read More

    Jun. 9, 2021

  • Thanks for stepping up and getting vaccinated

    University announces new vaccine requirements and protocols for masking, gatherings and activities

    Following revised  CDC recommendations  indicating that fully vaccinated people  no longer need to wear masks or physically distance, Vanderbilt University today announced it is modifying many  COVID-19 protocols surrounding masking, gathering size, off-campus activities and campus visits. Additionally, the university will require all Vanderbilt University–employed faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–22 academic school year.  The deadline for faculty, staff and postdocs to submit... Read More

    May. 25, 2021

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    University updates COVID-19 protocols following CDC guidance; vaccine required for Vanderbilt University-employed faculty and staff

    Following revised CDC recommendations indicating that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks or physically distance, the university is modifying many of its COVID-19 protocols. Additionally, all Vanderbilt University-employed faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–22 academic year. Read More

    May. 25, 2021

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    COVID-19 vaccination required for students in fall 2021 

    Vanderbilt University today announced it will require new and returning students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–22 academic school year. The requirement applies to all undergraduate,  graduate  and professional students this fall, and it will be handled in a manner consistent with other university policies governing student vaccine requirements. Read More

    May. 17, 2021

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    Vanderbilt’s masking, physical distancing protocols remain in place for Commencement

    Vanderbilt University’s health and safety protocols remain in place and are unchanged for campus Commencement ceremonies May 15–16. All graduates, guests and other members of the Vanderbilt community attending Commencement must remain masked at all times on campus and must maintain physical distancing with those outside of their guest unit. Read More

    May. 14, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for May 5

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; changes to health and safety protocols coming later this month; the importance of submitting vaccination records; and updates regarding the university's testing program are included in the final Return to Campus update of the spring semester.  Read More

    May. 5, 2021

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    Vanderbilt to keep masking, physical distancing protocols in place

    The CDC announced on Tuesday new guidelines regarding outdoor masking for vaccinated individuals when alone or in small groups. However, Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 safety protocols and mask requirements on and off campus will remain the same whether individuals are currently vaccinated or not. Read More

    Apr. 29, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for graduate and professional students for April 28

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; Vanderbilt to keep masking, physical distancing protocols in place; the importance of getting vaccinated and submitting your vaccination records; and updates regarding the university's testing program are included in this week's update. Read More

    Apr. 28, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for undergraduates for April 28

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; Vanderbilt to keep masking, physical distancing protocols in place; the importance of getting vaccinated and submitting your vaccination records; and updates regarding the university's testing program are included in this week's update. Read More

    Apr. 28, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for postdocs for April 28

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; Vanderbilt to keep masking, physical distancing protocols in place; the importance of getting vaccinated and submitting your vaccination records; and updates regarding the university's testing program are included in this week's update. Read More

    Apr. 28, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for staff for April 28

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; Vanderbilt to keep masking, physical distancing protocols in place; the importance of getting vaccinated and submitting your vaccination records; and updates regarding the university's testing program are included in this week's update. Read More

    Apr. 28, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for faculty for April 28

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; Vanderbilt to keep masking, physical distancing protocols in place; the importance of getting vaccinated and submitting your vaccination records; and updates regarding the university's testing program are included in this week's update. Read More

    Apr. 28, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for staff for April 21

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; updates regarding the university's testing program; a reminder to the VU community that safety protocols remain in place on and off campus; and the importance of submitting your vaccination records are included in this week's Return to Campus update. Read More

    Apr. 21, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for graduate and professional students for April 21

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; updates regarding the university's testing program; a reminder to the VU community that safety protocols remain in place on and off campus; and VUMC now offering vaccinations to all students are included in this week's Return to Campus update. Read More

    Apr. 21, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for undergraduates for April 21

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; updates regarding the university's testing program; a reminder to the VU community that safety protocols remain in place on and off campus; and planning ahead to schedule your vaccine through VUMC are included in this week's Return to Campus update. Read More

    Apr. 21, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for postdocs for April 21

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; updates regarding the university's testing program; a reminder to the VU community that safety protocols remain in place on and off campus; and the importance of submitting your vaccination records are included in this week's Return to Campus update. Read More

    Apr. 21, 2021

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    Return to Campus update for faculty for April 21

    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt's COVID-19 public dashboard; updates regarding the university's testing program; a reminder to the VU community that safety protocols remain in place on and off campus; and the importance of submitting your vaccination records are included in this week's Return to Campus update. Read More

    Apr. 21, 2021