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Occupational Therapy: Master's and Doctorate

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

The COVID-19 vaccine and boosters and personal protective equipment currently available in the United States are highly effective at preventing COVID-19, and the vaccine and boosters prevent serious illness even in those who do get COVID-19.  To best ensure the safety of A.T. Still University (ATSU) students, this COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment and Vaccine Policy requires all students enrolled in ATSU programs to be vaccinated and wear masks in clinical settings.  

Policy Requirements

All ATSU students (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are required to wear face masks when in the clinical setting.  Clinical settings at ATSU include simulation labs, osteopathic manipulation labs, and any other group activity where there is a patient or a simulated patient. 

For purposes of this Policy, the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s St. Louis Dental Center is considered a clinical setting and masks are required at all times.

All ATSU residential students are required to be fully vaccinated (which includes any recommended boosters).  This vaccination requirement applies to all residential students attending ATSU. This requirement does not apply to programs that are fully online.

This vaccination requirement applies equally to those who have already had COVID-19. 

Any vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. is acceptable.  The full number of doses of the relevant vaccine plus the vaccine booster must be completed for compliance with this Policy.

Proof of full vaccination, including a vaccine booster for those eligible, is required and must be submitted to the dean or clinical affairs office of the respective school/college.

Additional vaccine or booster requirements may be imposed based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.