NSU Will Require Students & Staff To Get COVID Vaccine Before Fall Classes

Nova Southeastern University will return to in-person classroom learning in the fall, and every single student and staff member must be vaccinated by then, the university announced Thursday.

“As the state, nation and world begins to emerge from the months-long changes to our lives brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that it intends to resume full, in-person classroom learning for on-ground courses for the fall 2021 semester,” the release says. “What makes this different from what other colleges and universities have announced for the fall semester is that NSU is mandating that all students and employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by August 1.”

According to the CDC, people are considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.

More details on the announcement will be released during a Friday morning news conference.