Virginia University disenrolls more than 200 students: More than 200 Virginia University students who did not comply with the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement were suspended before the fall semester.
The school dropped 238 students, of which 49 enrolled in fall courses, the Virginian Pilot reported. This could mean that a “good number” of the remaining students “may not be planning to return to university this fall,” university spokesman Brian Coy said.
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“Students were fired for accepting multiple reminders via email, text, phone calls, and calls to parents that they did not consent to,” Coy said. They can re-register if they meet the vaccine requirement or file an exemption by Wednesday.
According to a news release, nearly 96.6 percent of students have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The University has granted 335 permanent vaccine exemptions to students with religious or medical exemptions. The university also granted 184 temporary vaccine exemptions to students who wanted to be vaccinated once on campus but were not vaccinated. Exempt students must be tested weekly and wear a mask in indoor and outdoor common areas.