Holy Cross Vaccine Information

Vaccination Requirement

All Holy Cross students, faculty, staff and volunteers, except for those who have asked for and been granted an exemption, must be vaccinated before returning to campus in fall or for summer activities, even those who have previously had COVID-19. 

Holy Cross Vaccine Information

Health and Safety measures for the summer and fall ‘\21 terms are determined by the vaccination rate that the College community achieves. The matrix below describes what specific measures will be in place at a given rate. This matrix is subject to change based on COVID rates in our community, the city, and the state.

Vaccination Thresholds

  90%+ fully vaccinated 80% + fully vaccinated <80% fully vaccinated
Masking Indoors
Masking not required for fully vaccinated individuals EXCEPT in Counseling, Health Services, In Transportation, and the Testing Center. Masking required for unvaccinated individuals.
Masking required. Masking required.
Masking Outdoors Masking is not required. Masking is not required. Masking is not required for fully vaccinated individuals.  Masking required for unvaccinated individuals.

Physical Distancing Requirements

No specific COVID related limitations.

No specific COVID related limitations.

Three feet in classrooms. Other distancing requirements TBD.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

Surveillance testing for all during the initial weeks of the term, moving to no surveillance testing for fully vaccinated individuals, and twice-weekly for unvaccinated individuals.

Once every other week for vaccinated individuals. Twice weekly for unvaccinated individuals.

Weekly for vaccinated individuals. Twice weekly for unvaccinated individuals.

Move-In Testing

Pre-Arrival Testing required for all unvaccinated individuals.

Pre-Arrival Testing required for all unvaccinated individuals.

Pre-Arrival Testing required for all unvaccinated individuals.

Residence Halls Guests and Occupancy

No specific COVID related limitations.

Masking required outside of your room. Guests permitted.

Building residents only; Individual Residence Guest Policy; Common areas per posted capacity.

On Campus In Person Gatherings & Meetings

No specific COVID related limitations.

No specific COVID related limitations.

Occupancy Limits may apply. Food and drink limitations may apply.

Conferences & Wedding Receptions on Campus

No specific COVID related limitations.

No specific COVID related limitations.

Cancelled due to capacity restrictions.`

Campus Facilities

No specific COVID related limitations.

No specific COVID related limitations.

Occupancy limits may apply. Distancing at dining facilities may apply. TBD.

Case Cluster

In the event of a COVID-19 cluster, some additional measures may be instituted, including by not limited to:

  • Increased Surveillance Testing
  • Masking Requirements
  • Distancing Requirements
  • Temporary Facilities Closures

These measures will be conducted at the College's discretion, in concert with guidance from local and state level health officials.

Questions

If you have any personal, health-related questions, please contact your primary care physician. If you have a question regarding our vaccine mandate, please contact coronavirus@holycross.edu.