The University of Virginia dropped 238 students on Friday for the fall semester because they were not vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a university spokesperson
According to the university’s current Covid-19 policy, UVA requires that all students “personally living, studying or working at the university” be fully vaccinated for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year.
UVA spokesman Brian Joy told CNN that only 49 of the 238 fall semester students actually enrolled in classes, and the remaining 189 “have no plans to go back to college this fall.”
“Unsubscribing means you can’t take classes,” Joy said. On Wednesday, he added that students enrolled in the university still have one week to renew their status.
About 96.6% of the student’s body is infused with UVA, Coy said. About 1 percent of students are not vaccinated, and about 1.3 percent require religious or medical exemptions, Joy said.
University of Virginia disenrolls 238 students for not complying with university’s vaccine mandate:
“If you have not been vaccinated, please always wear a mask when you are with people – indoors or outdoors,” Joy said. “Anyone without the exceptional vaccine will have an exam once a week. We start once a week: It may increase.”
Coy said he was repeatedly reminded that he should not be vaccinated between May 20 and July 1, so that records are not deleted.
“Students received multiple emails, calls, text messages, and in some cases, calls to their parents for being inappropriate. Our numbers show that our students are responding. This means people can spend an individual semester with each other.”
According to the university’s website, two-thirds of UVA students are from Virginia. For the fall semester, the university says it will have approximately 18,000 undergraduate students and approximately 9,000 graduate students.
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