Last updated: 10-07-2021

Masking

All employees, students and visitors are required to wear a mask inside all EVMS buildings regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with new CDC guidance. The only exception is when a fully vaccinated individual is working alone in a private area.

Both procedural masks and cloth face coverings are acceptable in non-clinical areas. Face coverings should have multiple layers, fit snugly and have a nose wire as recommended by the CDC masking guidelines.

Social distancing

Social distancing will not be required in classrooms or meetings, but participants will be required to wear masks.

If meals are served, social distancing will be required during the duration of the meal. Boxed lunches and individual bottles are still required.

Elevators are restricted to two people per elevator

Who is fully vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).

Individuals who have received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that is listed for emergency use by WHO (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccines (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine) do not need any additional doses with an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note: All EVMS students and employees are required to follow the CDC booster guidelines by Feb. 15, 2022. Read more.