Information on COVID-19
As we prepare for a return to on-campus classes and in-person student support, Holy Family University has taken an important step in protecting our community with the requirement of the COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff. Vaccines protect persons against contracting or being significantly ill from COVID-19, and also protect the community against spread. Requiring the vaccine will allow us to return to the experience our students expect at Holy Family University, one that is student-centered, individualized, and manifests itself through highly engaged curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Students who have not been granted exemptions and do not provide proof of being fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus will not be permitted on campus during the fall semester, and may not be able to maintain a full-time course load. Online classes for full-time undergraduate students will be available on a limited basis.
Let Health Services Help You
If you have any questions regarding access to the COVID-19 vaccine, how to verify your vaccination information, or are nervous about receiving the vaccine, contact a member of our Health Services team for support and guidance. Please email email@example.com or call 267-341-3262 for available support team members.
All students, faculty, and staff are required to notify the University if they have tested positive for COVID-19, a COVID-19 variant, or are self-isolating or self-quarantining.
Verification of COVID-19 Vaccination
Holy Family University requires students to provide verification of COVID-19 vaccination. This verification must confirm that a person is fully vaccinated or has begun the process to full vaccination. We will require proof of a first shot for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or proof of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson's vaccine by the beginning of the term. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines fully vaccinated as the date that is two weeks after receiving a second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Student verification will be completed via Canvas. Students may also drop off verification directly to Health Services located in Stevenson Lane Residence (SLR), available Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
While Holy Family University recognizes the personal and communal health benefits of vaccination, the University also respects the individual beliefs and personal circumstances of all members of our community, and, in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the institution will review all applications in request for exemptions for medical and religious reasons.
Those who choose to remain unvaccinated will be required to submit an exemption request form and must continue to wear face coverings on campus in accordance with CDC guidance. Medical or religious exemptions to Holy Family University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement will be granted based on the specific circumstances of each request. Exemption requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are not automatic.