Embody COVID Guidelines

Embody Participant Eligibility and COVID Guidelines

I. Overview

The COVID guidelines for the Embody program at Saint Mary’s College continue to evolve. The College will follow the CDC guidelines for summer camps and will have various protocols and procedures in place for students to follow. For questions, please email amontevecchio@saintmarys.edu

II. Participant Eligibility

  • Vaccinations are required to participate in Embody, including the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • In some cases, medical and religious exemptions will be granted. Email amontevecchio@saintmarys.edu for more information.
  • In order to be fully vaccinated against COVID in time for the institute in July, participants must receive their first dose of the vaccine by May 30th, 2021..Full vaccination is reached 14 days after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after receiving a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine
  • Participants in the Embody residential program must show proof of COVID vaccination, or vaccination in progress, upon online registration (uploaded digitally or emailed) and share completed vaccination card prior to the summer institute. A photo, scan, or screenshot of the vaccination card is acceptable. More information will be provided on this when registration forms and acceptance letters are sent.
  • Participants receiving a medical or religious exemption should show proof of a negative COVID PCR test within 72 hours of arrival at Embody sending a photo, scan, or screenshot of the negative test to embody@saintmarys.edu.
  • Participants must live within a six-hour drive from campus, or have a guardian-designated emergency contact located within a six-hour drive. In case of an emergency or illness, the emergency contact will be expected to retrieve the participant within 6 hours of being contacted.

III. General Policies / Protocols (will continue to develop to keep participants safe

  • Participants must remain masked indoors, practice physical distancing, and participate in cohort groupings (small groups). Participants may be unmasked outdoors in groups smaller than 25, and while observing physical distance.
  • In the residence halls, a roommate is considered a family unit. Therefore masks and physical distancing guidelines are not required in their room. However, when moving about to common spaces (bathrooms, lounge areas, etc.), each participant will be expected to follow all health and safety guidelines.
  • Participants staying on campus are free to visit each other’s rooms, but must wear a mask at all times if they are not roommates.
  • Participants may select a single room for no extra charge.
  • Participants and guardians will receive a handbook in June that outlines other protocols, packing list, draft schedule, and other important information.


Last updated 5/6/2021