Fall 2021 COVID-19 Updates
As part of the College’s plan for the 2021-22 academic year, we are strongly recommending all members of the Hiram community get vaccinated for COVID-19. Achieving community immunity is our best strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus. While we understand that some individuals may have medical or other exemptions from receiving the vaccine, it is our hope that as many members of the community as possible will be fully vaccinated by the start of the fall semester. If we are able to meet the thresholds needed for community immunity, we will be able to continue the process of returning our campus to a more normal environment.
Vaccines are known as acquired immunity, which means that the approved vaccines are not a live virus. It is not possible to contract the disease from the vaccine, but instead build the antibodies in the immune system that are needed to fight future exposure. Vaccines are the best way to stop the spread of existing variants and to prevent new ones from emerging.
For more information on Hiram’s testing and confirmed cases, click here to view the COVID-19 Dashboard.