Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community:
I am writing with an update to the University’s policy regarding the University’s COVID-19 vaccination protocol.
Effective with the start of the Summer 2023 semester, which begins on May 15, we will no longer require that all members of the community get the COVID-19 vaccine primary series or bivalent booster. Students and faculty engaged in clinical/field work or other experiential learning are required to follow each clinical or field site’s policies, which may include proof of full vaccination.
We continue to highly recommend that all members of the community get the COVID-19 vaccine primary series as well as the bivalent booster as recommended by the CDC. We also encourage all students and employees to continue to inform the University of their COVID-19 vaccination status on the health portal to ensure that the University can respond appropriately to any outbreak situation on campus, consistent with prevailing CDC guidelines.
Please note, if the CDC and/or New Jersey Department of Health guidelines change, the University will revisit this policy and may change its requirements.
Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work to keep our campus healthy and safe. If you have specific questions about our COVID-19 protocols, please contact Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy