What can you do once you’re vaccinated?


Grand Rapids residents stand in line waiting to be vaccinated at the DeVos Convention Center downtown. (Chimes file photo)

With all students now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines under new state guidelines, what does life look like after getting the shot? Here are some guidelines from Calvin’s COVID Response Team and the CDC.

Fully vaccinated people can:

  • Take yourself out of Calvin’s random screening pool by submitting a COVID Reporting Form, found on Calvin’s COVID response website. 
  • Not quarantine or get tested after exposure to someone with COVID (unless you develop symptoms)

Fully vaccinated people can’t:

  • Stop wearing masks around campus
  • Stop using the #CampusClear app
  • Attend large social gatherings, except for Calvin-sponsored events.
  • Visit indoors, unmasked, in other students’ on campus residences (The CDC allows this, but Calvin does not).

Note that an individual is counted as “fully vaccinated”  two weeks after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Partially vaccinated people should follow guidelines for non-vaccinated people.