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: Police Surround Home In Moon Township
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: Woman Charged In Connection With Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old North Hills Graduate Ahmir Tuli
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: 19-Year-Old Worker Dies On Neville Island After Falling 50-60 Feet Off Roof
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.