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Student Vaccination Requirement Update

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The Maine Community College System (MCCS) has updated its COVID-19 safety protocols. For the 2021-22 academic year all in-person students and trainees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Please continue reading for additional details.  

•This does not apply to students who are fully remote and will not be entering campus buildings for any purpose.  

• MCCS/NMCC will grant exemptions for individuals who cannot be vaccinated for documented medical reasons.  

• The protocol applies to any student or trainee accessing MCCS/NMCC facilities, including our off-site education centers.  

• 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 the second dose no later than 30 days from the date of their first in-person class. This timetable ensures that all students will have had at least one shot before going inside a building, and that the entire on-campus student body will have completed their vaccinations approximately 30 days from the semester start. 

To submit proof of vaccination please follow our already established procedure shared below:  

Proof of Vaccination Process

Mail or email a copy of your vaccination card to: Angela Wardwell nawardwe@nmcc.edu , or Attn: Angela Wardwell, NMCC, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769.  Angela will record your submission and send email confirmation that your card has been received. She will then destroy the copy of your card. Your vaccination date(s) and the type of vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, etc.) must appear on the card. Missing information will invalidate your card. Please contact the vaccination site where you got your shot, or your primary medical provider should any of this information be missing.  If you choose to mail the copy of your card, please be mindful of how long it may take to arrive, keeping in mind that is must be received prior to attending your first in-person class, and/or moving into on-campus housing.  

Medical Exemptions

To receive a medical exemption students must provide written documentation on letterhead from their licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant that in the professional judgment of the provider it is medically inadvisable for the student to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Such documentation should be sent to deanofstudents@nmcc.edu.  

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