WVC requiring vaccines for students

Update 9/1/2021: This post now contains out-of-date information. For the most up-to-date and accurate information visit wvc.edu/PublicHealth.

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Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

WVC has made the decision to require vaccines for students enrolled in in-person classes. WVC students are required to be fully vaccinated prior to the first day of class on Monday, Sept. 27. Students must document their vaccination status by that date by using our free online documentation tool, which will be available beginning August 16. Waivers are available for medical, religious or philosophical reasons. UPDATE 8/17: Students can claim an exemption for medical, religious, or philosophical reasons during the attestation process.

The decision was made in light of the governor’s higher education proclamation last month, and in response to new information surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant.

WVC President Dr. Jim Richardson announced the decision in an email to students on Aug. 5.

“We don’t make these decisions lightly,” Richardson wrote. “Throughout the entire pandemic, our goal has always been to put the safety and health of our students and employees first.”

You can view the president’s full announcement online at wvc.edu/News. Students and employees can receive a vaccine for free at one of multiple on-campus vaccine clinics this month and next. View more details at wvc.edu/PublicHealth.

Both WVC campuses will be reopening fully this September before the start of fall quarter, with all on-campus services and programs resuming normal business hours. Online resources will be available at wvc.edu/Online. Masks are currently required for everyone on WVC campuses.

Learn more about the student vaccine requirement, COVID-19 safety protocols and more at wvc.edu/PublicHealth.


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