UVA to require vaccines for students this fall

Virginia

FILE – The Lawn at the University of Virginia is desolate on graduation weekend at the school Saturday May 16, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. The lawn would normally be the scene of the school’s graduation with 30,000 people in attendance due to COVID 19 restrictions the school is conducting a virtual graduation. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Administrators say University of Virginia students living, learning or working on campus this fall will be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and regular coronavirus testing will be required for unvaccinated employees starting this summer.

News outlets report that unvaccinated students won’t be allowed on campus without exemptions for health or religious reasons.

Administrators said in a memo to students, faculty, staff and employees on Thursday that they hope it will help campus life return to something closer to how it used to be, with few distancing requirements and few online course alternatives.

Students will be required to provide proof of vaccination no later than July 1.

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