Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Fordham University COVID-19 Guidelines on the web:

Here are the five things you need to know about Fordham’s COVID-19 precautions, vaccinations, and University operations.

  • On-Campus Cases: In the last 7 days, 120 members of the University community tested positive for COVID-19, as listed on the University dashboard.
  • Local Neighborhood COVID-19 Cases: Hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 are flat or down (on-campus cases have been asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic):
  • Lincoln Center

  • Rose Hill

  • Commencement Vaccination Requirements: The University requires all visitors to campus (ages 5 and older) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. One booster shot is required for all guests who are eligible. Please review the COVID-19 vaccination policy for more information.
  • Pandemic Status: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, declared the U.S. “out of the pandemic phase” on Tuesday, and reinforced the need for vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Infection-Acquired Immunity Versus Vaccination: The CDC has said that getting a COVID-19 vaccination is a safer and more dependable way to build immunity to COVID-19 than getting sick with COVID-19. “For people who already had COVID-19, those who do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more than 2 times as likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get fully vaccinated after their recovery.” See the CDC’s Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.
  • Fordham Vaccine Mandate: The University will continue to require all on-campus students, faculty, and staff to be fully up-to-date† on vaccinations for the 2022-2023 academic year. It may be necessary to require a second booster shot for eligible individuals beginning in September 2022.

“Up-to-date” means the individual has received a full series of COVID-19 vaccines, and a booster shot, if eligible.

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Marco Valera
Vice President for Administration & COVID-19 Coordinator