The college said it would allow for exemptions in particular cases.

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.

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The college said that students can be exempted for “medical, religious and philosophical reasons,” but they will have to submit an exemption form.

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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.

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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.