“If you believe that you’re not going to get vaccinated, then you’re not going to have a job here at the city of Richmond,” Mayor Levar Stoney said.
A year and a half after an abrupt departure from the University of Richmond, the class of 2020 returned to UR to celebrate its commencement ceremony.
The decision to require vaccinations came in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granting full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines were available to people during a clinic held in the Richmond School of Law parking lot.
The University of Richmond will transition to full in-person teaching for the fall 2021 semester from its hybrid 2020-2021 academic year.
UR is requiring all students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine after one of the vaccines receives full FDA approval.
“If you are engaging in activism and you're not taking time to rest, you may not be there tomorrow to continue...,” Camilla Nonterah, professor of psychology, said.
President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill designates $40 billion to universities across the United States.
“I didn’t have a fever; I didn’t really have a headache; I didn’t really have a stomach ache,” she said. “It was just a general achy feeling.”
UR will continue to conduct bi-weekly mandatory prevalence testing for all undergraduate students taking in-person classes during the Orange Stage.
A clerical error resulted in some UR students who are enrolled in dining plans to be charged for meals while in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19.
Several offices and organizations on campus have activities in the works to keep students living a balanced college life.