UPDATE: UL and Randolph to demand COVID-19 vaccine | Education
UPDATE: Randolph College announced Thursday that it will require its students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester.
In a message to the campus community, Randolph College President Bradley Bateman said: “We believe that vaccinations are essential to keep our community safe, healthy and healthy. In a residential setting like ours, a broad vaccination is essential to help stop the pandemic and to protect our college community. “
Currently, the post says, Randolph College does not require employees to receive the vaccine, but encourages those people to receive the vaccine as soon as possible. Students with religious or medical exemptions will not be required to receive the vaccine, he said, but will undergo mandatory weekly COVID-19 tests during the academic year.
EARLIER: Lynchburg University announced Thursday that for the fall semester 2021, vaccines will be mandatory and many of its COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted.
In a campus-wide email, University of Lynchburg President Alison Morrison-Shetlar said the university “will return to the residential experience that is at the heart of the Lynchburg experience.”
According to an announcement on the university’s website, all students, faculty and staff will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are exempt from religion or medicine.