COVID-19 Information

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COVID VACCINATIONS & TESTING

Students, faculty, and staff are required to receive all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and one booster dose when eligible, or have an approved exemption. Students, faculty, and staff who are new to Dartmouth must submit documentation of vaccination or an approved exemption before beginning their study or their work at Dartmouth. Students, faculty, and staff who become eligible while at Dartmouth must submit documentation of vaccination or an approved exemption within 30 days of becoming eligible.

Accepted COVID-19 vaccines are those that received full approval or emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or those that received or are undergoing assessment for emergency use listing (PDF) by the World Health Organization.

Testing is required for students, faculty, and staff who:

Students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19 are required to wear a face mask, isolate immediately according to Dartmouth’s isolation guidance, and notify their close contacts. Students must report their positive test result to the Dartmouth College Health Service by emailing dicks.house.nurse@dartmouth.edu. Faculty and staff must report their positive test result to Axiom Medical by calling 833-408-1338. For more information, read Dartmouth’s testing resourcesfrequently asked questions on testing, and resources for coping with COVID-19 and post-COVID.

TESTING RESOURCES

It is good practice to have at least two rapid antigen tests easily accessible to you in case you have to test. Students, faculty, and staff can pick up four take-home rapid antigen tests at a time at designated pick-up locations on and around campus. COVID-19 tests are also available through health care providers and local pharmacies, through resources provided by the New Hampshire and Vermont state health departments, and through resources provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Organizers of Dartmouth-sponsored in-person events can purchase take-home rapid antigen tests through Dartmouth to provide to attendees who choose to test. Read Dartmouth’s event guidance for more information.

Dartmouth faculty and staff enrolled in one of Dartmouth’s health insurance plans can get up to eight free at-home over the counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests, per covered individual per month, through Express Scripts. Instructions on how to get your free test kits can be found at dartgo.org/covid-updates.

Students who test positive and need a rapid antigen test can call the Dartmouth College Health Service nursing department at 603-646-944 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to set up curbside pick-up. Faculty and staff who test positive and need a rapid antigen test can email occupational.medicine@dartmouth.edu. Students, faculty, and staff can also contact their health care provider or local pharmacy to ask about how to get a rapid antigen test when positive.

Read Dartmouth’s frequently asked questions on testing for more information.

WHEN TO WEAR A FACE MASK

Regardless of vaccination status, you are required to wear a face mask:

It remains a best practice to keep a face mask with you at all times as there will be situations outside of those mentioned above where masks continue to be required in the community.

There may be times when you or others around you choose to wear a mask even if it is not required; for example, if you or someone close to you is at high risk of severe disease. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask around others, you are encouraged to do so. Please be respectful of those who choose to wear a face mask, and do not ask about one another’s health or family situation.

KN95 face masks are available at take-home test pick-up locations on and around campus. Dartmouth students who need a face mask can also contact their student affairs office and Dartmouth faculty and staff can contact their supervisor or department head.

VISITORS

Dartmouth recommends that all visitors 5 years of age or older:

Individuals are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations after receiving all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including booster doses once they are eligible.

Visitors can find more information on accessing COVID-19 tests through the New Hampshire and Vermont public health departments or visitors can use a self-test kit.

Visitors must not access a Dartmouth location or Dartmouth-sponsored in-person event if:

Visitors who develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 while at a Dartmouth location or event, or within 48 hours of being at Dartmouth, should isolate immediately and follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) isolation guidance. The visitor should also inform their close contacts. For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was less than 6 feet away from you for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

If identified as a close contact, visitors should wear a face mask, limit close contacts with others, contact their primary care provider, and follow the CDC’s quarantine guidance.