COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol
Last updated August 9, 2021
Due to Covid-related logistics, the Winter Bridge Session 1 in-person program (November 28-December 17, 2021) will only be offered to current Dartmouth students. We are optimistic about our return to in-person learning and want to reiterate that, barring any unforeseen circumstances or dramatic shifts in public health, we will be holding this program in-person.
All students returning to or arriving at Dartmouth during the 2021-2022 academic year will be expected to follow Dartmouth's arrival guidelines. Check out the return recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated students here.
In addition to these guidelines, all students must adhere to Dartmouth's COVID-19 community expectations, please review this page thoroughly.
We require all Tuck Business Bridge participants to be fully vaccinated* before attending an in-person program. It should be recognized that there may be fully vaccinated members of our community who choose—for entirely appropriate personal reasons—to use face coverings or to maintain social distancing in certain settings. Any individual with COVID-19-like symptoms must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
Any Dartmouth student who develops symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or has been in close contact with someone who is positive with COVID-19 should contact the Dartmouth College Health Service.
STUDENTS WHO ARE UNVACCINATED/NOT FULLY VACCINATED*
Per College policy, individuals who are not fully vaccinated, either because they have an official exemption from the College or are in the latency period of a vaccine dose prior to its official date of full effectiveness, will be required to continue masking when indoors. Non-vaccinated participants will also be asked to wear a mask while indoors on campus. Non and partially vaccinated individuals will be required to practice social distancing and adhere to the college’s COVID testing mandate, currently testing twice per week until they are fully vaccinated.
REQUIRED COVID-19 TESTING FOR VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED/NOT FULLY VACCINATED STUDENTS
All students will need to obtain a Covid-PCR test within 72 hours of arriving to campus. This can be done at home. Students should not travel if they test positive. During the testing period everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside any Tuck or Dartmouth building.
Dartmouth students will be tested on Sunday, November 28 through the Dartmouth Axiom/Broad program. During the testing period everyone will be required to wear masks while inside any Tuck or Dartmouth building. While most of the services at the Health Service are free to those paying the health access fee, there are some services that have a fee associated with them. For a listing of billable services and associated fees please visit: https://students.dartmouth.edu/health-service/fees-insurance/patient-accounts/billable-services, or call (603) 646-9439 with questions prior to scheduling. If you have been on leave term for Fall 2021, please contact patient accounts for more information about options and fees for Health Service access during the Tuck Bridge program.
Any student who tests positive for Covid-19 will not be allowed in Tuck facilities and has the option to participate in class and study group meetings virtually. They will have to quarantine for 10 days after a known exposure to COVID-19 and must have a negative test result before returning to class, in accordance with NH public health recommendations.
*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose in a 2-dose series or 14 days after one dose in a single-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received full approval or emergency use authorization by the FDA or emergency use listing by the World Health Organization.
**COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Additional testing sites may be available in your area. Contact your health care provider or your state or local public health department for more information. Local testing resources near Dartmouth include:
- Your primary care provider
- Local pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, and RiteAid
- ClearChoice Urgent Care
- Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center: https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/covid19/testing-information
- New Hampshire COVID testing resource: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-testing-options.pdf
- Vermont COVID testing resource: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing/where-get-tested#other-testing
TUCK GUIDING PRINCIPLES
It is imperative that our community understand the guiding principles that the Tuck School relies upon in this unprecedented time.
1. Our commitment to pursuing our academic mission while also supporting the health and well-being of all members of the Tuck community – students, faculty, and staff.
2. Our recognition and consideration of the diversity of the individual experiences, needs, and concerns of all our community members.
3. Our pledge to the quality of the Tuck educational experience regardless of where and how it is delivered.
4. Our responsibility to share as much relevant information as possible, to exercise transparency and trust, and to support community members in making informed decisions.
5. Our intention to transition back to our distinct in-person learning community as soon as safely possible.