With increasing cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 all over the world, all-new booster vaccines have recently been developed to combat the new variant.
For students returning to campus this fall, Mercer's COVID-19 policies for the upcoming semester will look familiar.
The university will require masking and has changed its isolation period to five days, according to an email from president William Underwood.
As of now, Mercer University does not require the vaccination to be on campus.
Nearly 98% of faculty and staff have been vaccinated, and 87% of students have been vaccinated.
Kemp's lawsuit foreshadows further resistance to the mandate.
Professors from the political science, sociology, global health and religion departments discussed vaccine mandates from the perspective of their respective fields.
The Bibb County School District believes that the research implemented in making decisions on vaccinations have the best interests of the population in mind.
There is no need to schedule an appointment with Mercer Medicine, and those who plan to get flu shots should come prepared with their insurance card and Bear Card.
The requirement extends to faculty, staff and student employees.
“It is a group that has the idea that people of all different faith traditions and no faith traditions can work together on projects for the common good,” Mercer Professor Darlene Flaming said.
Each academic department is allowed to determine whether they will require masks in classrooms, regardless of vaccination status.
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Mercer is encouraging students, faculty and community members to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by offering free and convenient opportunities to get the shot. In an email sent to the Mercer community Aug. 12, President Bill Underwood said that Mercer’s goal is to have 80% of students either fully ...
Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, is taking some action to protect the state against COVID-19, but he is still refusing to shut down the state. Kemp says his stance against closing the state is due to the fact he does not want to stop Georgians from being able to provide for their families. However, ...
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