Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for in person learning on Grenada Campus

Effective Fall 2021

Purpose

The University is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with a learning environment and workplace free of recognized hazards. This policy is intended to maximize vaccination rates against COVID-19 among St. George’s University students, faculty, staff and community members, and highlights our recognition that preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility.

An effective vaccination program is a continuation of the University’s commitment to health and safety for all members of our community and the people of Grenada.

In furtherance to this commitment, the University will implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all students, faculty and staff coming on campus in Grenada.  We are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of (1) our students, faculty, and staff and their families, (2) campus visitors, and (3) the Grenada community, from COVID-19.

Student Policy

All students who are returning to in person learning on campus for the Fall 2021 semester are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (full/complete vaccine dosage  plus 2 weeks) to be allowed to attend any academic activities on or off campus (this includes visits to/academic activities at the Grenada General Hospital and the University Faculty Club facilities).

To be compliant with the requirement, all students must

  1. Be vaccinated by the recommended manufacturer regimen
  2. Provide written proof of complete immunization

There are no exemptions to this policy and it covers all degree programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who intend to be on campus for any reason starting with the Fall 2021 semester.

All COVID-19 vaccination cards must be valid/authentic and reflect actual vaccination with WHO approved vaccines. Please be advised that St. George’s University has adopted a zero-tolerance policy regarding any students who falsify any aspect of their COVID-19 vaccination documentation.

The following process will be implemented if any student is suspected of falsifying his/her vaccination or PCR tests:

  1. The student will be automatically placed on suspension pending an investigation by the Office of Judicial Affairs. This means that the student will not be permitted to access campus resources or engage in academic activities.
  2. If following investigation, the Office of Judicial Affairs determines that charges should be brought, the judicial process shall be followed.
  3. If the Panel determines that the student has falsified any such documentation, the student will be dismissed from St. George’s University.
  4. Appeal Process: Students will be given up to 5 days after the decision has been served to appeal the decision.
  5. Proof of forged documentation will be also be provided to the appropriate local authorities in Grenada and elsewhere as necessary