On April 22, Humboldt State University announced via email that beginning fall 2021, all faculty, staff and students who access campus facilities will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Consistent with the California State University (CSU) policy for other vaccines, medical and religious exemptions will be accepted, but it is still unclear what the process will be.
Grant Scott-Goforth, the communications specialist at HSU, wrote in an email that it’s too early to know specific details – quarantines, vaccinations, deadlines – but there’s a team of folks working closely with the County and CSU to plan and prepare for Fall 2021. All updates will be sent via email.
A CSU press release sent out on April 22 stated that “this requirement will become effective at the beginning of the fall 2021 term, or upon full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the vaccine, whichever occurs later.”
Humboldt State University has been offering vaccines to Faculty and Staff since early Spring in hopes of bringing students and staff safely back to campus.
Scott-Goforth wrote that the university would strongly encourage students to sign up through MyTurn.ca.gov to be vaccinated at their earliest convenience.
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