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All campus-based students will have to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by Aug. 11.

In an email sent on July 8 to all Gonzaga University faculty, staff and students, Taylor Jordan, GU’s COVID-19 coordinator and compliance officer, announced that the university will continue to require proof of full vaccination for the 2022-2023 academic year.

All campus-based students, including undergraduate, graduate and law students, must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a signed religious or medical exemption form to the university by Aug. 11.
 
In addition to proof of vaccination, students will have to sign an Acknowledgement of Risk form for the 2022-2023 school year.The form, linked in their ZagWeb, is required for all students regardless of if they are studying in-person.
 
In the email, Jordan also recommended that students test for COVID-19 before arrival on campus and said that students should not come to campus if symptomatic or have been instructed to quarantine.
 
The email states that fully vaccinated students should also stay up-to-date on their recommended boosters and that fully boosted students will not have to quarantine upon exposure to COVID-19.
 
Faculty and staff are reminded in the email that they are required to be fully vaccinated per state proclamation by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and that new employees must submit documentation of vaccination status to their employee benefits page.
 
This decision was made in consultation with GU leadership and comes just under a week after the CDC recommended in Spokane County that masks be worn indoors due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
 
“I want to express gratitude to the Gonzaga community for continuing to place health and safety as a top priority amidst the difficulty of this ongoing pandemic,” Jordan said in the email.  “It is inspiring to see the ways in which this community demonstrates care and compassion.”

Noah Apprill-Sokol is a news editor. Follow him on Twitter: @noah_sokol03.

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