COVID-19 Vaccines

In order to deliver on the “promise of fall,” a resumption of normal operations to the greatest extent possible, we have put in place the following protocols. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please send to covidquestions@hood.edu

Hood College will require: 

  • All students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with exemptions required by law, including medical contraindications and sincerely held religious beliefs. Students are required to be fully vaccinated and submit their COVID vaccination card by July 31. See the details for new and returning students below for more details on how to submit your vaccination information.  

  • Faculty and staff to disclose their vaccination status by July 31. Faculty and staff members who decline to disclose their vaccination status must alternatively complete and sign an Acknowledgment of Refusal to Disclose COVID-19 Vaccination Status by July 31. See the details for faculty and staff below for more details on how to submit your vaccination information.  

Individuals who are not yet vaccinated can make an appointment at any local, or state-run vaccination clinic, or make an appointment at a local, participating pharmacy. Individuals not in Maryland should contact their local health department for information on how to make a vaccination appointment.  

Visit the Frederick County Health Department’s website to make a vaccination appointment at a local clinic.  

Visit Maryland’s COVID-19 website to make a vaccination appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site, or at participating pharmacies.  

All new students must complete and return the required medical forms by July 31. COVID-19 vaccination is included on the list of required immunizations (pages 4-5). Students should include a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card when submitting their medical forms packet. Visit Hood’s Required Medical Forms website to access the forms and learn how to submit.  

If a student finds they need a reasonable accommodation based on a documented disability that prevents them from complying with any of the vaccine requirements, they should submit a request here

All undergraduate and graduate students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning for the fall 2021 semester. Follow the steps below to submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination by July 31.  

  1. Visit Hood College’s secure online form.  

  1. Fill out the form with your first and last name, your email, your date of birth, the type of vaccine you received, when you received the last dose and a copy of your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card.  

  1. Verify that the information you are providing is true and accurate.  

Hood College will comply with state and federal law to allow medical and sincerely held religious belief exemptions to the vaccine requirement. If a student finds they need a reasonable accommodation based on a documented disability that prevents them from complying with the vaccine requirement, they will need to submit a request for accommodations. Additional information may be requested after the request is sent. Applications for accommodations are due by July 31.  

At this time Hood College requires all faculty and staff to disclose their vaccination status via this secure form by July 31. Faculty and staff members who decline to disclose their vaccination status must alternatively complete and sign an Acknowledgment of Refusal to Disclose COVID-19 Vaccination Status by July 31. All medical records are stored separately from an employee's personnel file. Follow the steps below to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination by July 31.  

  1. Visit Hood College’s secure online form.  

  1. Fill out the form with your first and last name, your email, your date of birth, the type of vaccine you received, when you received the last dose and a copy of your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card.  

  1. Verify that the information you are providing is true and accurate.  

Faculty and staff members who decline to disclose their vaccination status must alternatively download, complete and sign an Acknowledgment of Refusal to Disclose COVID-19 Vaccination Status. Refusal to Disclose forms should be emailed to wellness@hood.eduby July 31.

 

All new students must complete and return the required medical forms by July 31. COVID-19 vaccination is included on the list of required immunizations (pages 4-5). Students should include a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card when submitting their medical forms packet. Visit Hood’s Required Medical Forms website to access the forms and learn how to submit.  

If a student finds they need a reasonable accommodation based on a documented disability that prevents them from complying with any of the vaccine requirements, they should submit a request here.

If a grad student is accepted to the College after the July 31 deadline, please contact wellness@hood.edu for instructions on how to submit your vaccination information.