The University of Virginia disenrolled 238 students for its fall semester on Friday for not complying with the university’s Covid-19 vaccine policy which requires “all students who live, learn, or work in person at the university” to be fully vaccinated for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year.
Out of the 238 incoming Fall semester students, only 49 of them were actually enrolled in classes, and the remaining 189 “may not have been planning to return to the university this fall at all,” UVA spokesperson Brian Coy told CNN.
About 96.6% of UVA’s student body is vaccinated, Coy said. Around 1% of students are currently unvaccinated while about 1.3% were allowed to claim religious or medical exemptions, Coy said.
“If you’re unvaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask at all times — indoors or outdoors — whenever you’re around people,” said Coy. “Anyone unvaccinated and has an exemption will have to test once a week, we’re starting once a week: That might go up.”
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The University of Virginia has disenrolled 238 students for its fall semester for not complying with the university's Covid-19 vaccine mandate, according to a university spokesperson. Only 49 of them were actually enrolled in classes, he said. https://t.co/jc1CGuxWxF
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