WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — Washington & Jefferson College will be requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but will allow for exemptions in specific cases.
Last week, the college added the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to their list of immunization requirements in the student handbook.READ MORE: Tractor Trailer Driver Dies After Crashing Into Utility Pole, 2 Vehicles And Mobile Home
The college said that students can be exempted for “medical, religious and philosophical reasons,” but they will have to submit an exemption form.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 994 New Cases, 12 Additional Deaths Over 72 Hours
Students who are exempted will not be excluded from any campus or academic activities, but W&J added that “specific provisions” would be arranged for those students not vaccinated against COVID-19 starting on July 15, including testing, tracking symptoms and potentially wearing a mask in some scenarios.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 3-Day Total Of 11,208 New Cases, 105 More Deaths
The college said it is making these decisions based on the guidance of the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health and W&J Clinical Advisory Panel.