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COVID-19 Guidelines & Requirements

The University of Rochester School of Nursing follows all guidelines and requirements announced by the University of Rochester on the COVID-19 Resource Center.

Vaccination Requirements

The University requires all matriculated students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Medical exemptions may be considered under certain, rare circumstances. There are no religious exemptions. Medical, dental, and nursing students must follow the COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Vaccination Policy, which adheres to specific New York State regulations. More information is available here.

This policy pertains to matriculated students, with the exception of those in the RN to BS program. All students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to get their COVID booster upon becoming eligible.

If you have questions or concerns about something you have observed or are experiencing related to COVID-19, or any other issue that presents a risk to individual or communal health, please visit the University’s Community Concern page. SON COVID-related violations will result in administrative review in line with the SON’s Policy on Academic and Professional Integrity. Accordingly, allegations of misconduct will be referred to the Committee on Academic and Professional Integrity.

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