SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake Community College is joining other Utah higher education institutes in requiring students to be vaccinated.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have been mindful of the health of our college and our local community and as such, we’ve implemented many precautions related to COVID-19,” said a letter to the campus community from President Deneece Huftalin.
“Given the increasing number of cases due to the Delta variant, we have made a decision to adopt a vaccination requirement for all SLCC students beginning spring semester 2022. We are requiring that students be vaccinated before registering for spring classes.”
To support students in meeting this requirement, the college is offering several vaccination clinics on campus. These clinics are free and open to everyone. Details on the vaccination clinics can be found here.
Exemptions may be granted for medical, religious and personal reasons.
“While this vaccination effort gets underway, we ask that you continue to be diligent in wearing face coverings while on campus, especially in our classrooms and other learning spaces where social distancing is difficult,” the letter said. “Along with vaccination, we know that wearing a face covering is an effective way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and something nearly all of us can do to keep our SLCC community safe and well.”
For the full letter, click here.
On Aug. 30, Utah Valley University announced it will adopt a vaccination requirement for students. Other universities and colleges to announce a vaccination requirement (with some allowable exceptions) for spring term include the University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University and Westminster College.