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


8/13/2021

Message from President

Memorandum

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 https://url.uog.edu/submit-covid-info 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 https://url.uog.edu/submit-covid-info.
  • 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 lgamboa@triton.uog.edu
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated or do not have an accommodation may still attend classes online. Visit https://advisor.uog.edu to view the latest course schedule.

Important information regarding Fanuchånan 2021 and links to vaccination clinics and testing sites are also available online at www.uog.edu/fanuchanan2021.  

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 covidsafety@triton.uog.edu

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 covidsafety@triton.uog.edu.