Vaccine Mandates: The Next Political Battlefront
Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed
Students could soon face a new prerequisite to attend college: a COVID-19 vaccination. At least 10 colleges have announced plans requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester, with the University of Notre Dame joining the list earlier this week.
In some states, colleges may find themselves constrained by state lawmakers. That's already happening in Texas, where Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Monday prohibiting public or private entities that receive public funding from denying service or entry to a “consumer” due to COVID-19 vaccination status.