Candler Forward:
Continuing Through COVID-19

This page is currently under revision. Please visit the Emory Forward website for the latest information about Emory’s plans for the fall.


  • Emory University will require all students, faculty, and staff to be immunized for COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester, with some exemptions allowed.
  • Emory faculty, staff and students can find locations to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, free of charge, on Emory Forward.
  • Faculty, staff, and students who have requested an exemption from vaccination or who are not yet fully vaccinated (two weeks past receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) and plan to access campus will be required to conduct a weekly screening test. Schedule a screening test.
  • Faculty and staff can request an exemption to the vaccination requirement for medical reasons or strong personal objections by completing a vaccination exemption form on the Emory Forward vaccine page beginning July 30. We ask that all vaccination exemptions be submitted no later than August 16.
  • Vaccination percentage rates are available on Emory’s COVID-19 dashboard. Percentage rates will be regularly updated along with the other COVID-related metrics tracked since June 2020. 
  • Masks are still required in all indoor public and common spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status.
  • There are no longer restrictions on gathering size, density, and duration for either on- or off-campus events. Gatherings must adhere to current Emory health and safety protocols. More on event and gathering policy.
  • Effective July 1, general campus-wide visitor restrictions are lifted. Visitors are welcome to access campus; however, certain public-facing spaces may enforce additional restrictions or limitations including reduced services, scheduled appointments, or other measures. More on the visitor policy.