So far, at least 14 colleges say vaccinations are required, according to CNN counts, and that number is expected to rise.
“This update to health policy means that with limited exceptions, all students planning to attend the fall 2021 semester will be fully immunized,” said Jonathan Holloway. President Rutgers said, adding that evidence of vaccination was needed.
Rutgers faculty and staff were highly motivated to get vaccinated. But the statement did not say it was necessary for them.
Cornell, Brown, the University of Notre Dame, Northeastern, Syracuse University and Ithaca in New York and Fort Lewis College in Colorado have all announced the same, although all exceptions are made for medical or religious reasons.
This is what the university tells its students.
Persons who were unable to get vaccinated prior to their arrival at the university. “Immunizations are expected as soon as possible after arrival and Cornell is currently investigating methods to facilitate this process,” a statement from the university said.
Cornell has also created an online registration proof of COVID-19 vaccination tool to allow students and staff to register their vaccination status.
“Our plan to loosen current restrictions on private activities for the fall of 2021 depends on achieving high levels of immunity among students and employees who will be on campus,” University President Christina Paxson said in a statement.
In a message sent to the university community on Thursday, Syracuse University said vaccines were needed for university faculty and staff before the fall 2021 semester.
Notre Dame will require all undergraduate, graduate and professional students to be vaccinated. But did not specify whether the faculty and staff were also required.
Ithaca College said in a statement Wednesday that the Covid-19 vaccine would allow the fall semester, which would “Similar to a” normal “epidemic, this greatly reduces the risk of infection to our campus communities.”
“We look forward to returning to regular stays, including one-on-one tutoring and regular stays in hostels and dining facilities,” said Ken Henderson, Chancellor and President of the United States. Senior Vice President of Northeastern Learning
Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, was one of the first schools to close campuses early in the coronavirus outbreak in March. Vaccination through an online portal
Two universities are now requiring staff to get vaccinated.
In the April 1 announcement, NSU said, “With additional protection from vaccination widely available, the NSU community will be able to resume activities and operations faster, leading to a more inclusive educational and professional experience. More participation “
Since the announcement, Florida Gov. Rondesantis has signed an executive order stating that the vaccine is available. But neither government agency nor business is required to use a vaccine passport.
On Thursday, NSU posted an update that it is now reviewing the executive order and its relevance to the vaccine requirements.
“The president’s office has also been heard by the NSU community over the past few days. Some have expressed support and others share your questions and concerns. More details are available for you within the next week. “A statement from the university said.
CNN’s Laura Ly, Rebekah Riess and Alta Spells contributed to this report.