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COVID-19 Vaccine and Planning for Fall 2021

Dear Rollins Faculty, Staff, and Students:

We hope you are having an enjoyable and restorative summer. As promised, we will continue to provide updates and clarifications regarding the College’s COVID policies over the course of the summer and as you begin to plan for this upcoming academic year.

We have shared specifics of back-to-school testing, which can be found here, as well as the following:

  • We will have COVID testing for residential students 5 to 7 days from their arrival on campus. Students who have been fully vaccinated and have uploaded their COVID vaccine information via Foxlink will be exempt from return-to-campus testing and regular testing throughout the semester.
  • Vaccinated students are asked to voluntarily upload their information and photo of their COVID vaccine card to Foxlink.
  • Information on vaccination status will only be available to Rollins health professionals.
  • In accordance with NCAA guidelines, athletes who voluntarily upload their information and photo of their COVID vaccine card to Foxlink will be exempt from testing for travel and competition.
  • International students who have been fully vaccinated with a WHO- or FDA-approved vaccine and uploaded their COVID vaccine information via Foxlink will not need to quarantine for 7 days upon arrival to campus with testing on day 5.
  • Students who have been fully vaccinated and uploaded their COVID vaccine information via Foxlink will be exempt from 10 days of quarantining if they are identified as a close contact of someone testing positive for COVID.
  • Students who are required to quarantine will do so in their rooms even if they have a roommate. Remember that quarantined individuals have had potential exposure but have not tested positive for COVID.
  • Students who test positive will be required to isolate. For residential students, we will have separate isolation rooms.

A note about unvaccinated international travelers (students included): International travel is higher risk than domestic due to length of travel, location, and presence of variants, which is why we ask that international students who can’t access the vaccine and need to quarantine can come back to campus seven days prior to their move-in date. Residential Life & Explorations is opening housing early and can accommodate this need.

Thank you, again, to all of those who have received their vaccination and thank you for your continued attention to help us continue to Keep Tars Safe!

Fiat Lux,
Provost Singer