Royals Safe Together

Vaccinations

According to the CDC, “all COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19.”

Even after receiving two doses of the vaccine, the University requires all students, faculty and staff to continue to comply with the RST plan, including:
  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Staying at least 6 feet away from others
  • Washing your hands often

Students who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are still required to be tested prior to returning to campus, and must participate in mandatory surveillance testing.

However, as per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated students exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they:

  • Have received the last dose of the vaccine series (i.e., the second dose in a two-dose series or one dose in a single-dose vaccine) at least two weeks prior to exposure
  • Have received the last dose within three months prior to exposure
  • Remain asymptomatic from the last exposure
Anyone who does not meet all three criteria will be required to follow quarantine guidance.

CDC: Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
Pennsylvania Department of Health Vaccine Rollout and Information