Stevens Institute will require COVID-19 vaccine booster for all students and faculty


The Stevens Institute of Technology will require a COVID-19 vaccine booster for all students and faculty, with proof of vaccination needed no later than March 31st.

The DeBaun Auditorium at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Stevens’ careful planning and oversight of COVID-19 proved effective this semester. Considering the size of our community, Stevens had very few positive cases and those who were infected experienced mild to moderate symptoms. No COVID-positive members of our community were admitted to the hospital,” Stevens President Nariman Farvardin said in a message to students, faculty, and staff.

“It is also evident that the vaccination requirement had a considerably positive impact on the health of our community. It is clear that those who were vaccinated were far less likely to test positive for COVID-19 than those who received an exemption.”

Stevens joined several other New Jersey universities this fall in requiring vaccinations for students and staff. They are now taking that policy a step further.

“Stevens will require that all students and employees receive and submit documentation of the booster vaccine as soon as they are eligible but no later than March 31, 2022,” Farvardin continued.

“Documentation of the booster vaccine must be submitted through Workday by following these instructions for students and for employees. Limited exemptions will be considered. Any prior exemptions must be renewed before the start of each semester.”

Back in June, Stevens opened their tennis courts up to residents that are non-students and faculty as long as they are fully vaccinated.

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