These colleges just became serial killers.
Yale University and Columbia University have told students that they will be required to have received a Covid vaccine if students wish to remain on campus in the fall.
Fellow Ivy League schools, Cornell University and Brown University already announced that they will require proof of vaccinations for students who want to live on campus.
Columbia announced the new requirement as part of its COVID policy for fall 2021, saying the decision was made on the “strong recommendation” of public health colleagues.
“We regard this decision as essential to ensuring the health of Columbia students and the broader University and surrounding community, and also to containing the spread of the virus in New York City, one of the most severely affected locations in the country throughout this past 13 months,” the statement read.
Columbia pledged to help students obtain vaccines in the event they are unable to do so in time for the start of the fall term. Exceptions will be made on religious or medical grounds, should they apply.
Yale also posted its new guidelines, saying that “there is abundant evidence of the vaccines’ effectiveness and growing confidence that vaccines will be widely available by early summer.”