Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required before fall return


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Dominic Hoscher, Editor-in-Chief

Lindenwood students will be required to submit proof of either full or partial vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of returning to campus.

This notice was sent out on Thursday in a COVID-19 update from President John Porter.

Students who will be fully online for the fall semester do not have to submit proof of either requirement. 

A second email was sent out to students Thursday evening with a link to submit proof through CrowdPass. Students who go through CrowdPass to submit proof of vaccination will have $100 added to their Lindenwood student account.

Those who do not submit proof before arriving on campus could potentially have their residential check-in wait times or commuter access to campus be heavily affected. 

In the original email from Porter, it is stated that “The expectation is that all students get vaccinated.”

An email was also sent out to faculty, staff, and adjunct instructors, stating that they would have to complete a vaccination status survey by Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. 

Vaccinated employees are being asked to complete the survey, and provide proof of vaccination. 

Unvaccinated employees will have to present a current negative COVID-19 test along with completing the survey. The current negative test must have been administered between Aug. 11-23.