Yes, all eligible participants will be required to have a COVID-19 vaccination with limited exceptions for medical or non-medical reasons.
Staff will be required to have a COVID-19 vaccination or agree to weekly testing — limited exceptions for medical or non-medical reasons.
The CDC website provides detailed information about COVID-19 vaccines.
The State of Minnesota COVID-19 Response webpage contains links to vaccine data for the state.
The federal government has created vaccines.gov as a one-stop site for locating pharmacies with COVID-19 vaccine supply. Enter your zip code, search radius and desired vaccine, and the system shows locations and links to open appointments.
For participants who are partially or not yet fully vaccinated by the September 1 deadline, we will work with you on a case-by-case basis. This may include following guidelines similar to the expectations for unvaccinated individuals (face-coverings, distancing and possible surveillance testing).
According to the CDC, as of June 21, 2021, no data are available on the safety or efficacy of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the United States after receiving a non-FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. However, in some circumstances, people who received a COVID-19 vaccine not currently authorized in the United States may be offered revaccination with an FDA-authorized vaccine. Participants should consult with their health care providers.
If you completed a COVID-19 vaccination series with a vaccine that has been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO), you do not need to receive an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. You should upload documentation on your health and nutritional forms.
In line with current medical direction from the CDC, if you received all or some of the recommended doses of a vaccine that isn’t on the FDA or WHO authorized list, you should contact the Health and Wellness Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss options.
It is possible, but the risk of infection, severe illness or death is significantly lower after vaccination. Such “breakthrough cases” would be expected as no vaccine is 100% effective in preventing infections. If you exhibit any of the signs associated with COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
For participants in residence at the Language Villages, on-site COVID-19 testing is available for symptomatic individuals. On a limited basis, screening testing may also be conducted.
For all MN-based participants: Information about accessing COVID-19 testing is available on the Minnesota Department of Health website.