Washington & Jefferson College requiring COVID-19 vaccine for students

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Washington & Jefferson College in Washington has become the latest institution to require students have the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the college’s website, the vaccine has been added to its list of immunization requirements.

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The college will honor vaccine exemptions for medical, religious and philosophical reasons. Any student who receives an exemption will still be allow to fully participate in classes, campus activities and athletics.

There will be new rules released next month for students who choose not to be vaccinated. Those may include surveillance testing, symptom tracking and masking in certain situations.