COVID-19 Information

Each of our actions have the ability to shape the health and wellbeing of our entire community. Every one of us at Tuck must do our part.

COVID VACCINATIONS & TESTING

Students, faculty, and staff are required to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses when eligible, or have an approved exemption. Students, faculty, and staff who are eligible are required to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster by Jan. 31. Those who were not eligible by Jan. 31 must receive a vaccine booster within 30 days of becoming eligible.

Until April 10, students, faculty, and staff are required to complete weekly PCR tests as part of Dartmouth’s community testing program. Beginning April 10 through the rest of spring term, weekly testing will be optional; students, faculty, and staff can choose to take up to two PCR tests per week. Students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate immediately. Read Dartmouth’s isolation guidance for more information.

Individuals are up to date after receiving all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including booster doses once they are eligible. Individuals are fully vaccinated 14 days after their final dose in a primary COVID-19 vaccine series. Accepted COVID-19 vaccines are those that received full approval or emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or those that received or are undergoing assessment for emergency use listing (PDF) by the World Health Organization.

All students, faculty, and staff are expected to get a flu vaccine.

WHEN TO WEAR A FACE MASK

Regardless of vaccination status, you are required to wear a face mask:

It remains a best practice to keep a face mask with you at all times as there will be situations outside of those mentioned above where masks continue to be required in the community.

There may be times when you or others around you choose to wear a mask even if it is not required; for example, if you or someone close to you is at high risk of severe disease. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask around others, you are encouraged to do so. Please be respectful of those who choose to wear a face mask, and do not ask about one another’s health or family situation.

KN95 face masks are available at take-home test pick-up locations on and around campus. Dartmouth students who need a face mask can also contact their student affairs office and Dartmouth faculty and staff can contact their supervisor or department head.

VISITORS

Dartmouth recommends that all visitors 5 years of age or older:

Individuals are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations after receiving all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including booster doses once they are eligible.

Visitors can find more information on accessing COVID-19 tests through the New Hampshire and Vermont public health departments or visitors can use a self-test kit.

Visitors must not access a Dartmouth location or Dartmouth-sponsored in-person event if:

Visitors who develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 while at a Dartmouth location or event, or within 48 hours of being at Dartmouth, should isolate immediately and follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) isolation guidance. The visitor should also inform their close contacts. For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was less than 6 feet away from you for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

If identified as a close contact, visitors should wear a face mask, limit close contacts with others, contact their primary care provider, and follow the CDC’s quarantine guidance.