California State University will soon be requiring students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Students and employees would have until September 30th to get their shots if they want to be on campus. The policy allows them to seek medical and religious exemptions. The decision announced Tuesday was prompted by the ongoing rise in the Delta variant throughout California. It came one day after state officials announced that government and healthcare workers would be required to show proof of vaccination, and more than a week after the University of California mandated vaccines for students and employees.
Cal State Chancellor Joseph I. Castro previously said that any vaccination requirement would wait until official federal approval. But plans shifted because the Food and Drug Administration has not indicated whether it will grant approval by the start of the next semester, according to The Los Angeles Times.