COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for students without exemption

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  Students, faculty, and staff attending the Bakersfield and Antelope Valley campuses of California State University, Bakersfield can submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccination starting Sept. 8, according to an email from Jennifer Self, CSUB’s public information officer.  

  Since Aug. 25, about six individuals were positively diagnosed with the coronavirus, as stated by emails from CSUB Chief of Police and Emergency Manager, Marty Williamson. Self recommends everyone submit their vaccination statuses before Sept. 30. Students should avoid emailing their information to ensure their confidentiality stays protected. 

  Those who seek exemption from being vaccinated because of a medical or religious reason may also have an opportunity to submit that information, said Self in the email. All who fail to submit proof of vaccination or are granted an exemption must be tested for COVID-19 every week starting Oct 1. 

  CSUB’s Public Safety department encourages anyone and everyone to take the self-assessment questionnaire prior to coming to campus in person and to stay at home if they ever experience any symptoms of the virus.