Vaccination Information and New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals - Law Students

To: W&L Law Students
From: The COVID-19 Committee
Date: Wednesday, April 28

New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Based on new Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are making the following changes to the university's COVID-19 guidelines, effective today.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask outdoors, including on campus, except in certain crowded settings and venues, such as commencement, where there is a decreased ability to maintain physical distance until widespread vaccination coverage is achieved. Please note, our campus community has not yet achieved widespread vaccination coverage.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to participate in regular COVID-19 screening testing as long as they remain asymptomatic. Testing will continue to be available for those who need or want to be tested. Third year law students who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to participate in pre-commencement COVID-19 testing, as long as they have entered their vaccination information in the Daily Attestation application.

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

Vaccination Opportunities & Reporting

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, we strongly encourage you to get one as soon as possible. As we communicated Monday, there are numerous opportunities to get vaccinated in our area. We are adding a vaccination information page to the COVID-19 Resources website this week with links to various resources for finding and scheduling vaccines.

In addition, Campus Community Vaccinations are now being reported by group (employees, undergraduate students, and law students) on our COVID-19 Dashboard. In order to accurately reflect the percent of our campus population that has been vaccinated, it is important that everyone log their vaccination dates in the Daily Attestation application. If you have not already done so, please report your vaccine dates as soon as possible.

Transportation to May 4 Vaccination Clinics

The university is providing transportation for students to and from the vaccination clinic in Lexington on May 4. Shuttles will run continuously between the Lee Chapel parking lot and the vaccination site in the Lexington Crossings shopping center. We recommend getting to the shuttle pick up area 15 minutes before your appointment time; you will be required to wear a face covering.