The Nevada System of Higher Education announced late Thursday that it was in the process of drafting a mandate for COVID-19 vaccinations for students returning to college campuses this fall “with some limited exceptions.”
NSHE’s surprise announcement follows a string of decisions to mandate coronavirus vaccinations at colleges and universities across the country. That includes the University of California System of Higher Education, which announced last month that it would require the vaccine and which is explicitly named by Nevada’s system in Thursday’s press release.
It also comes after Nevada institutions had largely backed away from the use of a COVID vaccine mandate. In an interview with The Nevada Independent late last month, UNLV President Keith Whitfield said that the university would instead follow any state vaccine requirements, as they do for other inoculations such as measles or tetanus.
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This story was written by Jacob Solis on May 6, 2021, for The Nevada Independent, and shared with Noticiero Móvil.