Effective immediately, due to changing circumstances and the widely increased availability of COVID tests, the SIU-affiliated Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education will not require booster shots in order for students (upgraders and apprentices) to attend classes.
The school still requires that students be vaccinated either with the two-shot regimen from Moderna or Pfizer, or the single dose from Johnson & Johnson.
Please note that if an incoming student hasn’t received a booster, he or she must present a negative COVID test result that was received within the 48-hour period prior to the Friday before arrival at the school. If the student will be on campus longer than a week, he or she must take a rapid COVID test once a week. Those students should bring a sufficient amount of their own rapid test kits to last for the duration of their respective stays. (This testing will not be required of any student who has received a booster, nor will it be required of anyone who’s ineligible for a booster.)
Please direct questions to the school’s admissions department: (301) 994-0010 (option 2), [email protected]