Message to Faculty and Staff about the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

7 June 2021

Dear faculty and staff,

In the framework for fall 2021, we announced Carleton’s intention to require both the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. We are writing today to confirm this direction and to share some information that will guide the implementation of this requirement over the summer.

All faculty, staff and regular contractors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and seasonal influenza in order to work at Carleton College.  

  • August 1, 2021 is the deadline for employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination must be submitted to the College no later than July 31, 2021. A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completing the full course of a vaccine series.
  • The deadline for the seasonal flu vaccine will be announced once we are able to confirm its availability. We expect it to be in the month of October, and we expect to hold an on-campus vaccination clinic to assist employees in obtaining the vaccine.

The Employee Vaccination Policy—which includes requirements for both the COVID-19 vaccine and the seasonal influenza vaccine—can be viewed in full online. Employees requesting an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must submit a completed Accommodation Request Form to Human Resources to begin the accommodation process as soon as possible.


The COVID-19 Core Team

Carolyn H. Livingston, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Eric Runestad, Vice President and Treasurer
Elise Eslinger, Vice President and Chief of Staff
Gretchen Hofmeister, Associate Dean of the College
John Bermel, Director of Security and Emergency Management
Helen Clarke, Director of Digital Strategy and Public Affairs