With the university working to get an accurate count of individuals on campus vaccinated against COVID-19, St. Thomas announced it would require vaccines for community members participating in university-sponsored travel. The policy is effective Aug. 2 and applies to:
- St. Thomas employees (faculty, staff and student workers), students, student clubs and organizations, contractors and volunteers and any external participants in St. Thomas-sponsored travel
- Trips of any duration and any distance from the St. Thomas campuses that involve air travel (both domestic and international) or overnight accommodations for one or more nights
- Any business-related trips where work is conducted for the benefit of St. Thomas or using St. Thomas resources
This decision is aligned with Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) guidelines. To help accommodate this policy, the university will host vaccination clinics on campus this fall.