COVID-19 Vaccination

Saint Mary’s University expects all students, faculty, staff to be vaccinated, unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed. Information on the process for proof of vaccination or for filing an exemption are below and posted in the health portal. You can also view updated Q&As.

While technically any of the vaccines meets the vaccination requirement, as a Lasallian Catholic university, it is important to offer the guidance and the perspective of the Catholic Church on vaccines. As such, the following resources may be helpful:

We want to be together. The Minnesota Department of Health said having 85%-90% of our community vaccinated will allow us to continue a safe, uninterrupted, and personalized academic experience.

We will continue to follow these safety protocols:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Observe physical distancing of sixfeet.
  • Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.
  • Self-screen for symptoms on a daily basis.
  • Show respect and kindness for one another.

We, as a strong and resilient community, use the phrase “Together, We Are Saint Mary’s” to emphasize our responsibility and connection to one another. It has and will continue to take effort, patience, and commitment by all of us to deliver the best educational experience possible. We remain steadfast and resilient, and we remain together.

How to Submit

Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or non-medical exemption should be filed in the health portal for all students, faculty, and staff.

Log in to the health portal

This portal is FERPA and HIPAA compliant. Faculty, staff, and students can use their Saint Mary’s username and password to log in.

To submit proof of vaccination:

  1. Select “My Forms” and then click “COVID-19 Immunization History.”
  2. Select the type of vaccination and date(s) received.
  3. Upload an image of your vaccination card (i.e., a picture from your phone).
  4. Click “Submit.”

To file an exemption:

  1. Select “My Forms” and then click “COVID-19 Immunization History.”
  2. Respond "Yes" to the question "Do you plan on waiving the COVID-19 Vaccine requirement?".
  3. Access forms to obtain a medical or non-medical exemption.
  4. Upload completed forms (i.e., a picture from your phone).
    1. Medical exemptions will require a doctor’s statement.
    2. Non-medical exemptions will require a notarized signature.
  5. Click “Submit.”

Please reference the COVID-19 website for additional information and resources, including:

  • Information on obtaining the vaccine
  • How to replace a lost vaccine card
  • Information on exemptions

If you have difficulty accessing the portal or uploading a document, contact the HelpDesk at helpdesk@smumn.edu. Other questions can be directed to covid@smumn.edu.

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