Thomas College in Waterville is reversing their decision on COVID-19 vaccinations and now will mandate that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated.
From their website:
…given that incidence rates have risen dramatically in our region and state and given the deeper understanding that even vaccinated people can get and spread the virus, we simply have no choice but to take the steps to protect the people we care about the most – each of you in the Thomas family. After consulting with our partners at the Maine CDC, MaineGeneral, and our Board of Trustees, the College is immediately modifying its vaccination policy and is mandating that all in-person students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Those not fully vaccinated will be required to mask in-doors and take part in routine testing until they are deemed fully vaccinated.
All vaccine doses must be administered by Sept. 30.
More at thomas.edu