COVID-19 Update – January 21, 2022

As we resume our Junior Summer Vacation Program this summer, Access to Language Studies and St. John’s University are following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. 

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required from all participants in the program, including staff and students. In addition to proof of vaccination, masks must be worn at all times while indoors, and social distancing is strongly encouraged.

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be:

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine*
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series*


You are not considered fully vaccinated if you do not meet these requirements. The CDC also recommends that everyone 12 and up should get boosters after full vaccination. The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19. Early data from South Africa suggest increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant, and scientists in the United States and around the world are urgently examining vaccine effectiveness related to this variant.

Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, everything published by the CDC, as well as our requirements, will continue to be updated as things change. Check back in for more information and updates on our requirements for our summer 2022 program.

The safety of our students and staff is our main priority, so refunds will be given to students that will be unable to attend if requested 30 days prior to the start of the program. 

To receive a refund or if you have any questions, please contact us via email at for more information.

We look forward to seeing you this summer! 

*For a full list of vaccination requirements and useful information regarding traveling for international persons by air, please visit the Center for Disease Control guide for Air Passengers.

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