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President David Wilson to Form Vaccination Management Team to Oversee Campus-wide Effort
BALTIMORE — Morgan State University President David K. Wilson today announced the University’s Board of Regents supported-decision to require all faculty, staff and students to have received a full vaccination by August 1, 2021, before the start of the fall semester. The decision comes as University officials continue planning for a full campus reopening in the fall and pursuing all available measures to impede any potential spread of COVID-19 and its variants to create a safer campus community. In this effort, President Wilson will be forming a Vaccination Management Team tasked with putting forth a comprehensive plan for managing the process.
“After careful consideration, extensive internal and external consultation and supportive feedback from a myriad of members from within our Morgan community, the best path forward to a return to normalcy is to require everyone within our community to get vaccinated,” said President Wilson. “The science is credible; vaccinations are the only way that we are going to achieve herd immunity, and everyone must be a part of that solution. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work through these challenging times together, with the safety of the greater community at mind.”
Morgan serves nearly 8,000 students with more than 2,200 faculty and staff dedicated to campus operations and academic instruction. Everyone working on the campus, attending in-person classes or living in residence halls will be required to be fully vaccinated before their physical return to campus. There will be an opportunity for exemption based on religious or medical reasons. The vaccination requirement will not eliminate or lessen other required health safety measures such as mandatory mask wearing on campus and social distancing.