LANSING, Michigan (AP) – Central Michigan University will require all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in weekly COVID-19 tests for the fall semester, the university said Thursday.
Several other Michigan universities have mandated COVID-19 vaccines in anticipation of the drop as concerns grow about the highly contagious delta variant.
The University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University announced over the summer that students, faculty and staff are required to provide proof of vaccination for the fall. Other schools require vaccines for those who live on campus, including the University of Oakland. Some stop at mask warrants to limit the spread, including Ferris State University and Northern Michigan University.
Face masks will be required in all classrooms, teaching areas and all enclosed indoor spaces with more than 25 people, according to CMU.
Earlier in August CMU president Bob Davies said in a letter to the academic community that while vaccines are not yet needed, a temporary mask mandate would be in place. Thursday’s announcement changes the university’s plan a few days before classes start on August 30.
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