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MSU Not Requiring People On Campus To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 For Now

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The university now joins eight other Big Ten Schools not requiring vaccinations.

Michigan State University is not mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff and students on campus. 

In an email Monday afternoon,  MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr., said the university is not requiring people on campus to be vaccinated for COVID at this time. 

Stanley left the door open for a potential mandate in the future saying the decision will be "based on the trends we will monitor over the next several weeks, including the number of COVID?19 cases and the impact of vaccinations."

Students who are vaccinated will no longer need to quarantine if exposed to someone who receives a positive COVID diagnosis. 

While undergraduate students and those in medical school programs on campus do not need to get tested weekly for the coronavirus as part of the university's COVID-19 Early Detection program, Stanley said it could become mandatory for those who are unvaccinated. 

MSU is also lifting its mask mandate and restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings. 

The university now joins eight other Big Ten Schools not requiring vaccinations. The University of Michigan is mandating students living on campus get the shot.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community.
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