Though at least 11 colleges and universities in the nation are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations to return to campus this fall, both St. Catherine University in St. Paul and Minnesota State University-Mankato are not. Officials say the emergency use authorization for the shots limit them in what they can mandate, and they believe most students, faculty, and staff want to get vaccinated anyway. Leaders emphasize this is a temporary decision, as laws and guidance for getting the vaccine may change over time. For years, hundreds of colleges have required vaccinations against infectious diseases for enrollment.
MSU Not Requiring COVID Vaccine to Return to Campus
By Ashley Hanley|2021-04-12T06:39:31-05:00April 12th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!