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Massachusetts Community Colleges Mandate Coronavirus Vaccine — But Not Immediately

September 21, 2021

Students and faculty at the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts will have to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus, as CBS Boston reports.

They will have until January 2022 to get vaccinated. Only those who attend classes and work on campus will have to provide proof of vaccination, meaning that the requirement won’t affect students who take classes online.

The community colleges this policy affects are:  Bunker Hill, Bristol, Cape Cod, Berkshire, Greenfield, Holyoke, Massasoit, MassBay, Middlesex, Mount Wachusett, North Shore, Northern Essex, Quinsigamond, Roxbury, and Springfield Technical.

“While a significant number of students, faculty, and staff are already vaccinated or are in the process of becoming vaccinated, the fifteen colleges are seeking to increase the health and safety of the learning and working environment in light of the ongoing public health concerns and current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” the schools’ presidents said in a written statement, according to CBS Boston. “The Massachusetts Community Colleges are committed to ensuring vaccination status is not a barrier to students and will continue offering a range of virtual learning opportunities and services.”

 

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