Stevens Institute will require students, faculty to have COVID-19 vaccination for fall semester

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The Stevens Institute of Technology will require students and faculty to have their COVID-19 vaccination in order to participate in the fall semester in September.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Stevens will require all members of our campus community to be fully vaccinated as soon as possible and before returning to campus in the fall,” Stevens President Nariman Farvardin said in a message to faculty, staff, and students yesterday.

“All students and full-time and part-time employees, including but not limited to faculty, full-time staff, adjuncts, and part-time staff whose program of study or work assignment requires them to be on-campus, must be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized or granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”

He added that limited exemptions will be considered for medical and religious reasons.

Many higher learning institutions in New Jersey, including Princeton, Rutgers, Montclair State, New Jersey City, and Fairleigh Dickinson University have announced that students will be required to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester.

However, Stevens appears to be one of the first Garden State colleges to take it a step further and mandate that their staff be inoculated as well.

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