‘Masks remain an effective tool in mitigating the spread of new strains’
Daily Caller News Foundation
Colleges and universities around the U.S. are still requiring students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, according to public records reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Dozens of higher education institutions, including at public universities, one Ivy League school and many small schools still enforce strict vaccine mandates, according to NoCollegeMandates.com. Many universities across the country enacted vaccine mandates for COVID-19 once the vaccine was available, though as COVID-19 numbers declined, most colleges eventually dropped their mandates.
Rutgers University banned one student who was unvaccinated from participating in virtual classes, according to the New York Post. Quinnipiac University charged students up to $200 a week for not being vaccinated, and didn’t allow them to use the school internet, according to Politico.
Many California schools still don’t allow students who don’t have vaccines, such as San Diego State University (SDSU), Mount Saint Mary University (MSMU) Los Angeles, Dominican University of California (DUC), Pitzer College, Pomona College, Santa Clara University (SCU), Soka University and the University of San Francisco (USF).
MSMU Los Angeles does not require COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees.
“In accordance with Mount Saint Mary’s University’s (MSMU or the University) commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is safe, healthful, and free of known hazards, we