University of Illinois to require COVID-19 vaccine for students

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An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about guidelines for faculty and staff not being present on the school’s website. The story has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois system announced it will require all students to be vaccinated for the Fall 2021 semester or they will have to follow additional safety guidelines.

According to the school’s COVID vaccine website, the vaccine is required for those who are able to do so if they plan to be on campus with no additional health and safety obligations.

Guidelines for faculty and staff are still being developed and will be shared later this summer.

The school said students who are not able to be vaccinated and/or who have not had their record submitted and verified will be required to get COVID-19 tests and continue to wear a mask.

The guidance on the school’s website said students should submit their Vaccination Record Card through a portal and have it verified before the beginning of the fall semester.

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