Health Policies

Everyone who attends SUUSI in person must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if vaccines are available for their age group. In addition, participants under the age of 18 must be up-to-date with all of the vaccines listed in the CDC’s Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, and staff and volunteers working with children must be up-to-date on MMR and TDap or Td vaccines. Documented medical contraindications will be accepted. SUUSI has a new Vaccination Coordinator position to help implement this new policy, and Sarah Gonzalez will be serving in this role. She is available to help with questions and concerns at We are still finalizing our testing plans, but at present we hope to provide rapid Covid-19 tests to all participants as they arrive on campus. A negative test result will be required to enter check-in. This will minimize the risk of Covid spread from asymptomatic participants.

SUUSI’s mask policy will be communicated in the Confirmation NUUS (usually sent out July 1), based on current medical recommendations and the state of the pandemic in July. Please be aware that SUUSI and WCU may have different mask policies. SUUSI may require our participants to wear masks at events such as worship even if there is no overall campus mask policy; however, SUUSI cannot require WCU staff to wear masks on campus if the campus does not require it.


What is the CDC’s vaccination schedule?

The current recommended childhood immunization (vaccination) schedule that SUUSI will use can be found at this link.

What counts as a medical contraindication?

The current list of medically valid contraindications for each vaccine that SUUSI will use can be found here, on the CDC’s website.

How do I know if I’m up to date with MMR and Tdap?

The current recommended adult immunization (vaccination) schedule that SUUSI will use can be found at this link,