As the spring semester comes to a close, colleges and universities are releasing plans for a safe reopening in the fall. Three prominent institutes of higher learning announced plans to require Covid-19 vaccines for all students and staff.
On March 25, New Jersey’s Rutgers University was first with an appropriately titled announcement “Our path forward.” The administration laid out plans for mandatory student Covid-19 vaccination. Faculty vaccinations are “strongly encouraged.”
Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, released its fall semester vaccine guidelines requiring students to upload proof of vaccination through the Fort Lewis App prior to enrollment.
For the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), allowing students back on campus did not go well. As The Daily Tar Heel, the university’s esteemed student newspaper, put it this morning, the school “has a clusterfuck on its hands.” By this afternoon, the university of more than 30,000 students had abandoned ship, officially canceling in-person classes.
Classes started just one week ago, and during that time four outbreaks — defined as five cases or more in a single setting — emerged at three dormitories and one fraternity house. The university’s Covid-19 dashboard reported 135 new cases and a…
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