COVID19

A growing number of US colleges and universities are requiring students to get Covid-19 vaccinations.

So far, at least 14 colleges have said vaccinations will be required, according to a CNN tally — and that number is expected to grow.

Universities have been implementing vaccination policies since late March, when Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, became one of the first to say that having all students vaccinated will allow for an “expedited return to pre-pandemic normal,” making more in-person classes possible, as well as more on-campus events that will be allowed.

“This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students planning to attend in the Fall 2021 semester must be fully … Read More

Can Colleges Require Covid-19 Vaccines? Here’s What to Know.

Most U.S. colleges and universities already require on-campus students to show proof of vaccines for illnesses, like bacterial meningitis, that can spread rapidly in close quarters. But Covid-19 is a much more complicated story.

A growing number of schools will require proof of a coronavirus vaccination for on-campus students this fall, including Cornell, Rutgers, Oakland University in Michigan, Brown University in Rhode Island and St. Edward’s University in Texas. Other schools are not requiring vaccines but will offer incentives, such as an exemption from the campus mask mandate.

“Vaccines are our way of ensuring

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Community exposure alert after COVID-19 outbreak at Magdalen College in Warner

JENNIFER: TONIGHT, THERE’S A NEW POTENTIAL COMMUNITY EXPOSURE, AFTER AN OUTBREAK LINKED TO A LOCAL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE. GOOD EVENING. I’M JENNIFER VAUGHN. TOM: AND I’M TOM GRIFFITH. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY AT LEAST CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN LINKED TO PUBLIC EVENTS AT MAGDALEN COLLEGE IN WARNER. THE POTENTIAL EXPOSURES HAPPENED ON CAMPUS AND DURING SERVICES LIKE GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER SUNDAY. ANYONE WHO WENT TO MAGDALEN COLLEGE FROM SUNDAY, MARCH 21 TO SUNDAY, APRIL 4 SHOULD GET TESTED FOR COVID-19. DHHS IS WORKING TO CONTACT KNOWN

Community exposure alert after COVID-19 outbreak at Magdalen College in Warner

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COVID-19 detected in Columbia University’s wastewater

Residents of two Columbia University residence halls are being required to get immediate COVID-19 tests after the virus was detected in building sewage, according to a campus outlet.

Those who refuse to get screened are subject to ejection from campus housing, officials said in a Monday note.

“The presence of Covid-19 has been detected in the wastewater of both Broadway Residence Hall & Wien Residence Hall through Columbia’s enhanced campus testing program,” school staff wrote Monday.

More municipalities are testing sewage to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among specific populations.

Bergen County, which began testing wastewater in partnership with Columbia

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Northeastern to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students this fall

All students returning to Northeastern University’s campuses for the Fall 2021 term will be expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of classes, university officials said today. This announcement comes as the university advances its plan for a return to full-time, in-person learning in September while supporting the safety of Northeastern’s campuses and broader community.

Northeastern Chancellor Ken Henderson. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

“What we’ve learned over the pandemic period is the power of human interaction and the power of teaching and learning in the classroom is something we want to enhance and build upon

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St. Edward’s University requires COVID-19 vaccine for its students

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St. Edward’s University, a small, private university in Austin with about 4,300 students, is one of a few universities in the country so far requiring students and employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine for the fall semester if they need to return in person.

According to a campus announcement late last month, people can opt out of the vaccine requirement for religious, medical or personal concerns with the vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization. But they

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