COVID-19

WMU not requiring vaccines

MSU and U of M will require students and staff to be vaccinated when classes start. WMU has not followed suit.

Eight colleges and universities in Michigan have plans to require staff and students be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they are allowed to return to campus later this month. Western Michigan University is not one of them.

What Happened: Michigan State University and the University of Michigan both announced last week that staff, students, and faculty would have to be vaccinated before classes begin in September.

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With the state’s two biggest universities making the move, some suggested others would follow suit. WMU has yet to announce a similar requirement.

WMU announced in April it would not require vaccines; however, that was before the Delta variant gained traction in the U.S. and case rates began to climb again.

Reactions: Some students are wary of the decision, according to WWMT.

“I think like most students, I feel anxious with the uncertainty around the delta variant surging across the country,” said student Billy Ndizeye.

WMU officials have declined to say whether they are considering changing their policy.

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