Health & Safety Notices

If our campus and community is to resume normal operations in the fall and relax many of the policies in place during the 2020-21 school year, the campus must reach a level of herd immunity such that 80 percent of all persons on campus in the fall must be fully vaccinated. 

Reaching this threshold will help ensure that the transmission of the virus on-campus remains low and that the most vulnerable members of our population (i.e., those who are susceptible and/or cannot get vaccinated due to medical conditions) are protected. 

In order to reach this threshold, 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. The COVID vaccine requirement applies to all graduate and undergraduate students. Students are required to be vaccinated and submit their COVID vaccination card or have been approved for an exemption by July 31 in order to attend classes. If a student anticipates difficulty meeting this deadline, please contact wellness@hood.edu as soon as possible. 
  • faculty and staff submit their vaccination status (either vaccinated or not vaccinated) or decline to disclose their status by signing the declination form by July 31. Failure to do so will be considered a violation of College policy and may result in disciplinary action.

Individuals should submit proof of their vaccination status using this secure form.

For students who will request a medical or religious exemption or faculty and staff who will sign a declination form, forms will be available next week. Individuals who still need to be vaccinated should contact their local health department to schedule an appointment. Information about Maryland’s vaccinations efforts can be found on the state’s website.

Vaccination Metrics

These numbers reflect data collected from the mandated form, showing proof of vaccination.

Faculty and Staff (Full-time and adjunct faculty, staff)

Fully Vaccinated321
% of Faculty and Staff Fully Vaccinated-

Students

Fully Vaccinated (graduate)320
Fully Vaccinated (undergraduate)823
% of Total Student Body60%

Frederick County Metrics

Fully Vaccinated150,925
% of Population Fully Vaccinated58.1%

(updated July 26, 2021)

On-Campus Metrics 
(updated May 25, 2021)

Total Confirmed Cases
(since Jan. 30)
7-Day Change in Confirmed Cases
(through May 21)
300

On a weekly basis, approximately 100 students, faculty and staff (approximately 10% of on-campus population) are randomly selected for surveillance testing on campus,

Total On-Campus Tests
(since Jan. 30)
7-Day Total of On-Campus Tests
(through May 21)
4474109
Wait Time for Test Results7-Day Positivity Rate
(through May 21)
0-23 hours0.0%

Campus Quarantine/Isolation

Beds available100%

Vaccinations
These numbers are self-reported and may not reflect everyone on campus who is fully vaccinated.

Faculty/staff196
Students (graduate and undergraduate)  94

Frederick County Metrics

County Residents Tested
(through May 21)

Total Confirmed Cases
(through May 21)
7-Day Positivity Rate
(through May 21)
171,75619,6832.3%

On-Campus Metrics 
(updated February 3, 2021)

Total Confirmed Cases
(since Jan. 1)
7-Day Change in Confirmed Cases
(through Jan. 29)
33

On a weekly basis, approximately 100 students, faculty and staff (approximately 10% of on-campus population) are randomly selected for surveillance testing on campus,

Total On-Campus Tests
(since Jan. 1)
7-Day Total of On-Campus Tests
(through Jan. 29)
909628
Wait Time for Test Results7-Day Positivity Rate
(through Jan. 29)
24-47 hours0.4%

Campus Quarantine/Isolation

Beds available86%

On-Campus Metrics 
(updated December 1, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases
(since Aug. 3)
7-Day Change in Confirmed Cases
(through Nov. 20)
300
Total On-Campus Tests
(since Aug. 3)
7-Day Total of On-Campus Tests
(through Nov. 20)
2,650106
Wait Time for Test Results7-Day Positivity Rate
(through Nov. 20)
24-47 hours0%

Campus Quarantine/Isolation

Beds available100%

Cumulative Positive Rate

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