By Steve O'Riordan
To ensure clarity across the UMass system and to remain consistent with CDC guidance and other applicable local, state, and federal legal guidance and authority, UMass Lowell requires all students and employees who live, learn, work or conduct research on campus, access campus resources, or participate in campus events be vaccinated for COVID-19 with a complete initial vaccine series.
While no longer required, the university also highly recommends COVID-19 boosters for all eligible students and employees heading into the fall semester.
Requests for medical and religious exemptions to this and other mandated vaccines are evaluated upon request.
All university community members are still expected to conduct daily symptom self-checks, stay home if ill, and conduct testing, isolation and masking as appropriate if positive for COVID-19.
As it has throughout, the university will continue to adapt its policies as the pandemic evolves and may implement additional future mitigation requirements as necessary. For additional information on university risk reduction efforts, visit the university’s COVID-19 website