Stanford will not require COVID-19 vaccination from college students, school, employees and postdoctoral students. The vaccine requirement will finish on April 10, however vaccination will nonetheless be strongly advisable by the College. College students and employees who work in healthcare services will nonetheless require COVID vaccination.
In response to an electronic mail despatched out by the manager director of Vaden Well being Providers James Jacobs and medical director of the Stanford College Occupational Well being Middle Wealthy Wittman, the choice to take away the COVID-19 vaccination requirement relies on the actions of the California Division of Public Well being (CDPH).
“Please needless to say vaccinations and boosters stay protected, efficient instruments. They considerably reduce the possibilities of critical sickness, hospitalization, and dying associated to COVID,” Jacobs and Wittman wrote.
The announcement comes weeks after the College introduced that it might finish its UberEats meal credit plan for college students in COVID quarantine. As an alternative, college students who take a look at optimistic are instructed to put on a K95 masks, decide up meals from a eating corridor and eat both alone in a room or outdoors.
Of their electronic mail to college students, Jacobs and Wittman additionally famous that the COVID Colour testing program for college students will finish on June 18. Speedy assessments are nonetheless accessible for college students outdoors of Arrillaga Household Eating & Commons. The Colour testing program for workers, school and postdoctoral students ended on March 24.
COVID-19 circumstances amongst college students have seen a lower this week, in accordance with the COVID-19 dashboard. As of Apr. 3, there are 18 college students in isolation. “At the moment final week, the comparable quantity was 42,” the dashboard mentioned.
“All through the pandemic, you might have taken campus well being protocols critically and brought steps to guard family members and susceptible members of our neighborhood,” Jacobs and Wittman wrote. “We encourage you to proceed making wholesome selections.”