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In response to the COVID-19 delta variant, AACC will require all students and employees to either attest to being fully vaccinated or test for COVID-19 each week prior to coming to campus for in-person classes, services or work. Proof of vaccination will be required to confirm vaccination status.

We understand that this is a challenging time and we want to make every effort for this to be a smooth and transparent process.

Students and employees will be expected to follow our health and safety guidelines. We're working hard to protect our community. This is what we need you to do to help.


For Students

All students who are taking in-person classes or using in-person services are required to complete the student vaccine certification form and provide proof of their vaccination status by Oct. 1. The digital form will be available beginning Sept. 20. The form will walk you through a series of questions and the means to upload your vaccine card electronically. If you do not have a copy of your vaccine card and received your vaccine in Maryland, you may access a copy at MarylandIR. You may also contact your health care provider to obtain a copy of your vaccination record. 

Students who are taking in-person classes or using in-person services that complete the form and do not submit proof of vaccination, attest that they are not fully vaccinated or who choose not to complete the form will be treated as unvaccinated. These students must submit proof of a current negative COVID-19 test result each week prior to coming to campus, unless the student applies for and is granted any exemption or accommodation by the college. As the implementation plan for weekly testing is still in development, we will provide updated effective dates and processes to the college community as soon as we have more information regarding testing and the exemption or accommodation process.

Students who are enrolled in fully online courses and do not intend to come to an AACC facility for any reason are not required to complete the student vaccine certification form at this time.

AACC continues to host Anne Arundel County Department of Health vaccine clinics. You can receive a vaccine in Annex A on campus. Visit the health department’s website for the current schedule.

If you have questions, email StudentVax@aacc.edu


For Employees

All AACC faculty and staff members are required to complete the employee vaccine certification form by Oct. 1, 2021. All employees who attest to being fully vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of their vaccination status when they complete the form. The digital form will be available beginning Sept. 20. It will walk you through a series of questions and the means to upload your vaccine card electronically. If you do not have a copy of your vaccine card and received your vaccine in Maryland, you may access a copy at MarylandIR. You may also contact your health care provider to obtain a copy of your vaccination record. 

Employees who complete the form but do not submit proof of vaccination, attest that they are not fully vaccinated or who choose not to complete the form will be treated as unvaccinated. These employees will be required to show proof of being tested weekly for COVID-19 prior to reporting to work on campus, unless the employee applies for and is granted any exemption or accommodation by the college. As the implementation plan for weekly testing is still in development, we will provide updated effective dates and processes to the college community as soon as we have more information regarding testing and the exemption or accommodation process.

AACC continues to host Anne Arundel County Department of Health vaccine clinics. You can receive a vaccine in Annex A on campus. Visit the health department’s website for the current schedule.

If you have questions, feel free to email EmployeeVax@aacc.edu


Frequently Asked Questions

We will update this webpage regularly with additional information as it becomes available. Be sure to check back as we work out all the details. 

Who should complete the vaccine certification form?

All students taking in-person classes this fall, including face-to-face and hybrid classes, should complete the vaccine certification form. Students who plan to come to campus or an AACC satellite location for in-person services or to use AACC’s facilities should complete the form. All employees should complete the electronic vaccine certification form.

Will the information I provide on the form be secure?

For security purposes, individuals will be required to log in to their account using their username and password to access the vaccine certification form. Students will log in to their MyAACC account. The information provided will be stored in a secure fashion.

What is considered fully vaccinated?

Fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after either a single-dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine for COVID-19 that has been fully approved, or issued an emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration or by the government of a foreign country where the vaccine was administered.

Do I need to submit proof that I am vaccinated?

Yes. Proof of vaccination status will be required for all individuals who are fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination includes the CDC Vaccination Card, official documentation from a health care provider, or a record from a website authorized for the storage and retrieval of immunization records. The documentation must show your name, vaccine type and the dates of all shots.

The vaccine certification form will prompt individuals to provide proof of vaccination status by clicking the button to “upload file.” Permitted file types include Word, PDF or images. The file size limit is 10MB. For assistance, contact the Technical Call Center at 410-777-4357.

What do I do if I lost my vaccination card?

If vaccinated in Maryland, individuals may go to Maryland MyIR, a free website service that allows individuals to view and print copies of their official vaccination records directly from ImmuNet, Maryland’s immunization information system, to obtain proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Other states may also participate. Individuals may also contact their health care provider or the location where they were vaccinated, such as CVS or Walgreens, to obtain proof of vaccination. Individuals may be able to locate proof of COVID-19 vaccination on their patient portal or on the pharmacy website under prescription records or immunization record. 

If an individual has made an honest attempt to obtain proof of documentation and has not been able to do so, the individual must attest that that they have attempted to obtain proof of vaccination from their health care provider but have not been able to obtain documentation to prove vaccination.

What are the consequences of not providing information regarding my vaccination status?

Providing the information is voluntary. Individuals who select, “I decline to respond," or who choose not to complete the vaccine certification form or are partially vaccinated will be assumed to be not fully vaccinated for purposes of applying the college’s COVID testing protocols.

When is the deadline to submit my vaccine certification form?

Employees and students who are taking in-person classes or coming to campus for any reason should submit their vaccine certification form by Oct. 1, 2021.

What if my vaccination status changes?

Individuals who become fully vaccinated after initially submitting the vaccine certification form should resubmit the form once they become fully vaccinated.

What if I am unable to or do not wish to complete the vaccine certification form electronically?

Employees who are unable to or do not wish to complete the vaccine certification form electronically may obtain a hard copy of the certification from Human Resources, Ludlum Hall Room 108. Please complete, sign and return it to HR. If you are fully vaccinated, you must also submit a copy of your proof of vaccination to HR.

Students who are unable to or do not wish to complete the vaccine certification form electronically may obtain a hard copy of the certification from the Health & Wellness Center, Student Union Room 120. Students must complete, sign and return it to the Health & Wellness Center. If you are fully vaccinated, you must also submit a copy of your proof of vaccination to the Health & Wellness Center. 

What if I am under the age of 18?

Your parent or legal guardian will need to sign the vaccine certification form on your behalf.

How can AACC ask about my vaccine status? Isn’t that a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not consider questions regarding vaccination status to be medical inquiries. HIPAA applies to health care providers and affords protections for patients’ health information. It does not apply to employers or colleges and universities that do not provide the health care services.

What if I want to request an exemption or accommodation?

At this time, AACC is collecting information about vaccination status. Details regarding how to request an exemption or accommodation will be provided soon. Check back here for this information and updates on the college’s COVID-19 protocols.

I am taking classes online. Am I required to be vaccinated or submit a weekly test?

Possibly. If you are using services on campus, even if you're an online student, you will be required to attest that you have received a vaccination or submit a negative COVID-19 test each week.

I am working remotely. Am I required to be vaccinated or submit a weekly test?

All AACC employees will be required to attest to their vaccination status or submit a negative COVID-19 test result each week prior to reporting to work on campus. If you are not returning to campus, you are still required to attest to your vaccination status, but you will not be required to be tested for COVID-19 each week, unless you come to campus.

Where can I get vaccinated?

AACC currently serves as a vaccination site for Anne Arundel County. You can find a list of all the current vaccination sites on the Anne Arundel County Department of Health website

Are masks still required?

Yes. Indoor masking will be required during the fall term.

I have additional questions. Who can I reach out to?

We know this raises a lot of questions. We've created email addresses specifically for your vaccination questions. 

Students can email questions to StudentVax@aacc.edu

Employees can email questions to EmployeeVax@aacc.edu.