Vaccine and Booster Protocol
Effective June 22, 2022, as a condition of enrollment and attendance, all learners, with the exception of learners enrolled exclusively in online courses who will not be physically accessing Maine Community College and Central Maine Community College-owned or controlled indoor spaces, shall provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, subject to the medical exemption recognized under applicable laws. Learners will be required to provide proof of receipt of at least one dose of vaccination prior to attending their first in-person class and provide proof of any required second dose by the start of the following semester.
Further, boosters are strongly recommended for all learners but not required at this time, however, the System President is authorized to enact a booster requirement, based on CDC guidance and in consultation with the College Presidents, to maintain the safety of the Colleges.
This protocol will remain in effect until June 30, 2023.
Who is required to get a vaccine?
Any students and trainees accessing CMCC facilities, including off-site education centers.
When do students need to get a vaccine?
Students must provide proof they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending their first in-person class. Students who require a second dose of a vaccine must provide proof of any required second dose prior to the start of the following semester.
For a list of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in our area, please visit Vaccines.gov.
Which vaccines are accepted?
Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are accepted. International students may provide proof of vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing.
Where do I submit proof of vaccination?
Please email a clear photo of your vaccination card or form to email@example.com.
Does the protocol apply to students studying remotely?
No. Students who are enrolled exclusively in online courses and will not be physically accessing CMCC facilities are not required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Does the protocol apply to students studying at off-campus centers?
Yes. The protocol does apply to students studying at off-campus centers. It also applies to situations where the instructor and the students or trainees are all from CMCC, such as a CMCC night class offered at a high school.
It does not apply when CMCC instructors are providing training at a business for its employees, or at a CTE center or high school for high school students.
Do students need booster shots?
No. Boosters are strongly recommended for all learners but not required at this time. However, the Maine Community College System President is authorized to enact a booster requirement, based on CDC guidance and in consultation with the College Presidents, to maintain the safety of the Colleges.
Request for Exemption or Accommodation
Students may request an exemption from the vaccination protocol. Students seeking a medical exemption should contact CMCC Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 755-5277 for more information and for a medical exemption form.
Approval of exemption is not guaranteed. CMCC will be following CDC guidelines in reviewing requests for exemptions, and any request for exemption will be reviewed each semester.
Any student granted an exemption will be required to take weekly COVID tests and provide the test results to a designated college official.
CMCC will not consider exemptions based on religious or philosophical beliefs.
What happens if a student does not submit proof of vaccinations in time?
Students who do not provide proof of vaccination at the designated time will face immediate unenrollment from all in-person classes.
Does the masking protocol remain in place?
Masks are completely optional, although many people on campus continue to wear face masks. Please respect those who choose to continue wearing masks.
Will the daily health screening on campus continue?
Yes. CMCC is continuing to use the daily health screening in the Mustang Mobile app for all people entering CMCC facilities. Visit cmcc.campusapp.com to download the Mustang Mobile app.
You may also complete the daily pre-screen form using a web browser on your mobile device or desktop computer. If you complete the health screening on a desktop computer, please print your results and bring them with you when you come to campus.