Hawaii Clarifies Requirements for vaccinated Students
The university initially said students would have to be vaccinated, but it lifted that rule earlier this month.
David Lesner, live update president of the university, sent an upgrade to the campuses in which he explained unvaccinated students also needs to be aware “that they may be ineligible for many employment opportunities and may be prohibited from participation in certain face-to-face educational activities,” such for instance clinical work and fieldwork, and may therefore “be prevented from completing educational requirements.”
“Unfortunately, it ought to be obvious to all that COVID-19 conditions have worsened in Hawaii, across the nation, and globally,” said Lesner. “A new variant is exploding, and we’ve now seen higher than a week of triple-digit amounts of new cases daily across the islands.”
Duke Will Require Masks in All Buildings
“Within the last month, the Delta variant — that is markedly more transmissible than earlier strains of the virus — has become increasingly prevalent nationally, across North Carolina, and in our local community. During that point, we’ve seen a steady rise in how many cases on campus among unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals. However, the greatest threat for severe disease would be those in our community who are not even vaccinated. On Monday, about 1,000 people in the state were hospitalized because of COVID, significantly more than twice the number just fourteen days ago,” the university said.
“While we realize this can be a disappointing turn, we get this to live update move now based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Duke’s infectious disease experts in hopes of containing potential outbreaks that’ll limit our ability to carry on other activities during the fall semester,” Duke added.
The university stressed the live update importance of vaccinations. “The main element to ending this pandemic gets everyone vaccinated. We implore anyone who has not even been vaccinated to do this at their earliest opportunity to help protect themselves and their loved ones. A lot of have suffered and continue steadily to suffer the effects with this disease,” the university said.
Marquette President Is Vaccinated, Has COVID-19
He wrote on Twitter, “I’m writing today to talk about some personal news. After experiencing mild cold-like symptoms, I took the responsible step of getting a COVID-19 test, and although I’m fully vaccinated, the outcomes came ultimately back positive this afternoon.”
Lovell added, “Though I no further have any symptoms, I am going to be working from your home and isolating for ten days. My children and I are grateful for the vaccine I received this spring. Had I not been vaccinated, the results could have been different … That is why we’re requiring that students be vaccinated because of this fall and urging all members of the Marquette community to obtain vaccinated. The vaccines are remarkably able to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death.”
Edward Waters U Backs Off Vaccine Requirement
Last Monday, the university imposed the requirement. An online petition called the old policy a “violation of human rights.” The petition also said the policy violated Governor Ron Decanter’s executive order banning businesses from requiring “vaccine passports” for access or services. Other private colleges have said the policy relates to them.
On Friday, the university wrote to students to say the policy was never intended to become a requirement.
Indian U President Has COVID-19 — Despite Being Vaccinated
Whitten said she experienced minor symptoms and was tested Thursday.
“While the vaccine is not 100 [percent] effective, I’m so grateful to be protected from more serious symptoms,” Whitten wrote in contact to the campus.
She works from her home office while she has COVID-19.
As you’ve noticed in the national news, cases of COVID-19 have been ticking upward,” Stanford University officials said in a letter to students Thursday. “We see some with this in our community, where we’re experiencing a growth in how many student COVID cases, including among fully vaccinated individuals.