At least five American universities have announced plans to require students to be fully vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall and fall.
Students studying at Cornell University, Rutgers University, Lewisburg College, Nova Southeastern University, and St. Edward’s University must be fully vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall and fall, but there are limited exemptions for basic medical conditions and religious beliefs .
In a letter to the university community from Tom Stritikus, President of Lewisburg College, said: “The extensively vaccinated student body will return us to the hands-on, inclusive, experiential and personalized learning that we all love. The environment provides our best hope.”
“As a result, all students enrolled in the FLC in the fall semester of 2021 will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” Stritikus added.
In a letter to the Cornell community, President Martha E. Pollack wrote that the university “plans to return students from the Ithaca, Geneva and Cornell Technology campuses in the fall semester Get vaccinated.”
Pollack wrote that the decision was made after “recently announced the expansion of vaccine qualifications and increased vaccine production in New York and other states,” which made it “possible” for members of the community to be vaccinated in the spring or summer. .
Pollack added that people who cannot be vaccinated before the fall semester, or who are not recognized by New York State, “are expected to be vaccinated as soon as they arrive, and Cornell University is investigating ways to facilitate this process. “
The leaders of Rutgers University wrote a letter to their community last month, stating: “It is anticipated that the increased availability of the COVID-19 vaccine will enable Rutgers to take steps to protect the health of our academic community, and Towards a full return to our preschool education. By the fall of 2021, the pandemic will become a vibrant institution.”
Nova Southeastern University issued a statement on Friday announcing that it intends to resume “comprehensive, in-person classroom learning for ground courses” in the fall semester, and requires students, faculty and staff to return to campus for adequate vaccinations.
On March 29, the COVID-19 Steering Group of St. Edward’s University announced that the university will require all employees and students aged 16 and above to use the COVID-19 vaccine from September 1.
When several universities announced the news, data showed that college students are important spreaders of the virus. According to the “New York Times” report, since January 1, there have been more than 120,000 cases of coronavirus related to American universities and universities, and since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been more than 530,000 cases.
However, some universities have not yet mandated vaccinations, but are trying to motivate students to vaccinate. For example, Dickinson State University (Dickinson State University) said that if students show a complete vaccination certificate, they can waive the current campus-wide mask requirement.