Vaccination Requirements for Fall 2022
Per State University of New York policy, all students accessing campus facilities are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the health and safety of our campus community, the following COVID-19 infection prevention protocols are required of students accessing campus facilities:
Students who are vaccinated are required to submit proof of vaccination as soon as they are fully vaccinated. A photo or scanned copy of the vaccination card can be uploaded here: herkimer.edu/herksafe or submitted via email to email@example.com or by mail to Dean of Students, Herkimer College, 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, NY 13350.
Students not yet fully vaccinated can get a vaccine at most pharmacies, making it easy and convenient to get vaccinated. For locations, visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/.
Medical and Religious Exemptions: Students may be exempt from the vaccine requirement if a duly licensed health care provider certifies in writing that the COVID-19 vaccination may be detrimental to the student’s health. Students who hold genuine religious beliefs which are contrary to COVID-19 vaccination may also be exempt.
Medical Exemption Request Form
Religious Medical Exemption Request Form
Completed exemption requests (along with any required documentation) should be submitted to the Dean of Students Office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 315-866-1808.
Internet Academy: Internet Academy students (students enrolled 100% online) who are not planning to be on-campus for any reason are exempt from the vaccination requirement. Students in this category must submit an attestation confirming they will not be using any campus facilities. The Student Exemption Attestation can be completed online here: www.herkimer.edu/online-exemption.
COVID Testing Requirements
Unvaccinated students (students with approved waivers) will be required to participate in bi-weekly COVID testing provided by Herkimer College the first and third weeks of each month, effective Monday, September 5, 2022.
Unvaccinated students will test with home testing kits*, provided by Herkimer College, which will be available at the Dean of Students/Director of Athletics Office, CA 264, during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, and after hours at the Campus Safety Office in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, RMCC 254.
Unvaccinated students are responsible for testing at their home location during the designated test week. Students must send a picture of the test results (either time-stamped or with an accompanying note of the date) to the Dean of Students at email@example.com.
*Note: The home testing kits provided to the College from iHealth have an extended shelf life and expire on January 24, 2023.
If you are feeling ill or experience any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home, notify your faculty member(s) and get tested. If you need a test, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your health provider. If you test positive, contact Director of Campus Safety Tim Rogers at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the CDC Guidelines for Isolation. The College will notify your instructors.
The above policies and procedures are subject to change as COVID-related conditions evolve.