This page was last updated 7/15/21


Question: What is the University’s position on vaccinations?
Answer: Widespread vaccination represents a critical step in stopping the pandemic. Per the CDC, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Allegheny County Health Department guidelines, Carlow strongly recommends that all students, faculty and staff be fully vaccinated prior to August 2021.

If you would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, please consult the website of the Allegheny County Health Department.

Question: Will Carlow students, faculty or staff be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the fall 2021 semester?
Answer: With two exceptions, students, faculty and staff are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Question: What are the two exceptions?
Answer: The vaccine is required for residential students living on campus and for student athletes.

Question: How does a student file a religious or medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine?
Answer: Students can complete the religious or medical exemption form. Note that no student receiving an exemption will be prevented from fully participating in courses, campus activities or athletics.


Carlow University has shifted to a self-screening model. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the CDC Self-Checker Tool if they suspect that they have contracted COVID-19 or have come in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is encouraged to remain home and to contact a primary care provider. 


Testing requirements are being evaluated for the fall semester and will be communicated later in the summer. If you are in need of a COVID-19 test, please consult your primary care physician or consult the Allegheny County Health Department

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