Local Colleges Return to In-Person on Campus, Most With Vaccinations

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Several local universities are starting to enact vaccination policies for students and staff, before they can be on campus in the fall, writes Pete Bannan for the Daily Times.

Villanova, Widener, Neumann, Swarthmore, Haverford, St. Joseph’s, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Cabrini and Temple are requiring staff and students to be vaccinated for the fall semester.

Bucks County Community College is incentivizing the receipt of vaccines with gift cards and a raffle for a year of free tuition.

Delaware County Community College requires vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff, but not until January 2022.

“We were waiting for full FDA approval, now that there has been FDA approval we want to give people time to get vaccinated,“ said Anthony Twyman, the college’s director of Government and Public Relations. ”Our students really have made it clear that they want to come back to in-person classes. We have to balance safety with our students’ desire to have back in-person instruction.”

In the fall, classes will be conducted in person, online and through hybrid options. Anyone on campus will be required to wear a mask indoors, whether or not they are vaccinated., and adhere to three feet social distancing.  

The school was virtual-only March 2020 through May 2021. It resumed full operations on its campuses June 1.

Read more at the Daily Times about local college vaccination requirements.

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