Southwestern College main campus faculty and staff have achieved a 92% vaccination rate against COVID-19 and an additional 3% of staff are unvaccinated but report natural immunity after recovering from the virus. Classes began Monday at the college and again this year Southwestern is taking precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The college has placed particular emphasis on maximizing vaccinations in the campus community. While vaccinations are not required, they have been strongly encouraged and heavily incentivized.