The College strongly encourages those who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear a mask and to follow CDC Guidelines for protecting the health and safety of themselves and others.
For everyone’s continued safety please follow these guidelines:
CLASSROOMS: Faculty may still require masks in their classrooms. Please be prepared with a mask and follow your instructor’s request.
OFFICES: Some offices may continue to require masks to enter. If that’s your preference, please create a sign and put it on your office door with that masking information.
ST JOSEPH CHAPEL/SODALITY CHAPEL: Masks are no longer required in St. Joseph Chapel and Sodality Chapel.
MEETINGS and INDOOR ACTIVITIES: If you are more comfortable wearing a mask at meetings or indoors, please feel free to do so.
DINING HALL: Masks are no longer required in the Caf, McKinney’s or Einstein’s.
COVID-19 VACCINATION: The College encourages all staff, faculty and students to be fully vaccinated and boosted as protection against COVID-19.
COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKS: Please continue to monitor your health and follow our COVID-19 policies regarding reporting positive cases or COVID-19 exposure.
POSSIBLE CAMPUS MASK AND PROTOCOL CHANGES: If COVID-19 cases reach a level where masks and other more stringent containment protocols are required, we will communicate that information to you as soon as possible.
The Spring Hill College Italy Center strongly recommends that students complete their vaccination cycle, including their booster shot, before coming to Italy, so that they are covered for the entire duration of their stay. Beginning December 6th, 2021, the Italian government will prevent unvaccinated people from entering venues including cinemas, restaurants, museums, and sporting events. Students are required to show proof of vaccination to use public transport, as well as sit at bars, restaurants, and all public venues.
As of September 2021, the Italy Center is offering all its community engagement and immersion courses, although government regulations will apply. The Italy Center will not be responsible for arranging or covering the cost of swabs required by law for unvaccinated students. As COVID-19 regulations are expected to be ongoing, students who decline the COVID-19 vaccine might be subject to extra travel restrictions within Italy or the EU, if reported COVID cases were to rise on a national or international level.
From testing and mask information to possible isolation protocols, please read and review this important campus information.
FAQs about our campus COVID-19 protocols.
Up-to-date information about COVID-19 Cases in the Spring Hill Community
Campus health protocols for your safety and wellness.