Duke University Will Require Proof Of COVID Vaccination To Be On Campus This Fall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If you want to go back to Duke University’s campus this fall, you will have to show proof of COVID vaccination. That’s the message from the school’s president Friday. Vincent Price sent a message to faculty and staff Friday afternoon, saying in part, “…we plan to require all new and returning Duke students to present proof of vaccination to student health before they can enroll for the Fall 2021 semester. This policy will cover all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students—in all degree programs—who intend to be on the Duke campus for any period of time starting with the Fall 2021 semester.”

College kids are not known for being the most careful when it comes to COVID. The News and Observer in Raleigh reports that last month, Duke issued about a week-long stay-at-home order to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases among undergraduates. The paper is reporting that officials blamed the increase on students attending parties.

Our question of the night: do you agree with Duke University’s decision to require proof of vaccination?

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