Here's which Indiana colleges and universities will require COVID-19 vaccines this fall
Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship institution of the 7-campus state university and it educates more than 40,000 students each year. Wochit
Colleges and universities in Indiana are encouraging students to return to campus in the fall fully vaccinated.
At least two schools so far, Indiana University and Notre Dame, are mandating it. Most others at this point have not announced that step.
Because it can take up to six weeks for a person to be considered fully immunized after his or her first shot, most schools would need to be making a decision to mandate the vaccine now if they expect students to show up fully vaccinated in the fall.
IndyStar has reached out to a number of the state’s universities and colleges about whether they will require COVID-19 vaccinations. This list will be updated as those schools respond.
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Ball State University
Vaccination is encouraged but not required while the vaccines are under emergency-use authorization, school officials said. To encourage employees to get vaccinated, the school is offering four hours of paid leave or $100. In addition, the university will continue its asymptomatic testing program in the coming year.
Ivy Tech’s Evansville campus
The campus does not plan to require vaccination for students or employees, school officials said in an email. The school is currently evaluating its mask policies for the fall.
Indiana State University
The school has not decided whether to mandate vaccination for students and employees.
Vaccines will be mandated for all students, faculty and staff. Medical and religious exemptions will be available. With the new requirement, the university plans to lift most masking and social distancing requirements in the fall.
Vaccination will be strongly encouraged for students and employees. Those who opt not to get vaccinated will undergo frequent surveillance testing to ensure they are not infected.
The University of Evansville
The university’s Coronavirus Task Force is in the process of discussing COVID-19 policies for the coming semester.
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University of Notre Dame
Vaccines will be required for all students, faculty and staff. Medical and religious exemptions will be available. At this point, masking is optional in residential halls for fully vaccinated students but still required in classrooms and other non-residential buildings on campus.
The University of Southern Indiana
Vaccination is strongly encouraged but not required.
The university is not requiring either students or faculty to be vaccinated.
This story will be updated as schools release more information.
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Published at Fri, 21 May 2021 23:00:43 +0000