Fall 2021 Overview
On Monday, Aug. 23, the FDA announced full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. As anticipated, UL Lafayette students will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a physician’s certification that the vaccine is medically contraindicated, or a written dissent. Learn more about the vaccination requirement.
The University is requiring that students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings while indoors. It also recommends that masks be worn while outdoors on University property.
The social distancing measures that have been in place since the pandemic began will continue. Building capacities have been reduced to adhere to the latest state and federal guidance.
A daily self-check questionnaire allows students and employees to voluntarily report their vaccination status. The University will offer COVID-19 vaccinations and testing.
To encourage student vaccination, the University initiated the “Don’t Wait! Vaccinate!” incentives campaign. In addition to campus signage and social media messaging, this initiative includes a contest in which fully vaccinated students can register for prizes, including two iPhone 12s, two MacBook Airs, two Oculus Quests, two Apple Watches, and two chances to win campus parking.
Students residing on campus who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or who have been instructed to quarantine or isolate will have the option of remaining on campus in a dedicated housing space or moving to an off-campus location, such as their personal residences.
Meals will be delivered to students isolating or quarantining on campus.
Plans are in place for hybrid or hyflex instruction, if necessary. All class syllabi will include information related to University COVID-19 mitigation protocols.
University housing will be open to students, and visitors will be allowed.
Events are permitted on campus if organizers are prepared to follow mandated procedures and policies for social distancing and mask-wearing.