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Bradley University To Staff, Students: Get Vaccinated By November, Or Face The Consequences


Bradley University is requiring all students and staff to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exemption by Nov. 1. Those who don't will face some hefty consequences.

The university said students who don't submit vaccination proof or an exemption by that deadline will be ineligible to register for the spring semester. Faculty and staff who don't comply will have the issue escalated to the provost or human resources.

Those with vaccine exemptions must participate in the university's weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing.

Students enrolled fully online or in non-residential programs are also exceptions, but individual programs may also require vaccinations or exemptions. The same goes for fully remote faculty and staff.

As of last Friday, 69.9% of students and 71.3% percent of employees were considered fully vaccinated against the virus. The on-campus testing positivity rate for the week ending Sept. 2 was just 0.76%.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.