Message from the President | COVID-19 vaccinations for students for Fanuchånan 2021

Message from the President | COVID-19 vaccinations for students for Fanuchånan 2021

Message from the President | COVID-19 vaccinations for students for Fanuchånan 2021


Message from President


To: UOG Students
From: Thomas W. Krise, President
Date: Aug. 13, 2021
Subject: COVID-19 vaccinations for students for Fanuchånan 2021

Håfa Adai, UOG Students: On behalf of the Board of Regents and the administration of the University of Guam, I welcome you back to our campus for the Fanuchånan 2021 semester. We are excited for this new academic year because we are returning to in-person classes.  


COVID-19 Vaccinations

As our University prepares for in-person learning and the full re-opening of the campus, we remain steadfastly committed to the health and safety of our students and employees. Through President’s Directive 2021-02, I have required that all UOG employees be fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation by Sept. 24, 2021.  

Below are requirements for all students for Fanuchånan 2021: 

  • Students taking in-person classes for Fanuchånan 2021 MUST be fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation submitted to the Student Health Office using the secure online HIPAA-compliant form at by Sept. 24, 2021.
  • Students attending in-person classes who are not currently vaccinated and do not have an approved accommodation will be required to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination by Aug. 25, 2021. Proof of vaccination should be submitted to the secure online HIPAA-compliant form at
  • NOTE: Because students taking in-person classes are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation, weekly negative COVID-19 test results will no longer be accepted.
  • Students who are seeking an accommodation must submit evidence of their medical reason, disability, or their sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance to the EEO/ADA/Title IX office. Please contact Mr. Larry Gamboa, Acting EEO/ADA/Title IX Director, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 735-2971 or
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated or do not have an accommodation may still attend classes online. Visit to view the latest course schedule.

Important information regarding Fanuchånan 2021 and links to vaccination clinics and testing sites are also available online at  

General campus safety protocols for official on/off-campus activities: 
  • Follow all COVID-related signage and instructions.
  • Stay home if you're sick or if you've been in contact with someone who is positive or potentially positive for COVID-19.
  • Wear a mask always covering your nose and mouth both indoors and outdoors.
  • Always maintain social distance from other people.
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
  • Sanitize high-contact surfaces frequently.
  • Sign in as required when entering buildings and offices for contact-tracing purposes.
  • Do temperature checks as required.
  • Do not gather, congregate, or loiter.
  • Food and beverages are not authorized for consumption in classrooms/labs. Such items should be consumed outside of the classroom, outdoors, or designated eating places and with at least six feet of social distancing.
  • If there are meals and/or drinks at UOG activities on and off campus, they will be served as to-go meals and drinks and must be previously approved. Requests for approval should be submitted to

NOTE: These requirements will be updated should the Governor or DPHSS change guidance or procedures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Contact Information

For more information and to report non-compliance, email