Watch CBS News

UC Mandates Coronavirus Vaccines, With Some Exceptions, For In-Person Campus Access In Upcoming Fall Term

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) -- The University of California system is mandating coronavirus vaccines for students, faculty, staff and other school-affiliated individuals before the fall term begins, according to an announcement on Thursday.

There are nine UC schools that offer both undergraduate and graduate education.

With this latest announcement, UC has become the nation's largest university system to require vaccines for attendance.

Those not in compliance and without documented exemption -- medical, religious or otherwise -- will not meet the university system's health and safety rules for attending in-person classes or events, along with access to campus housing.

UC said in a document outlining its proposed mandate that not all classes will be offered online.

This change was announced as the extremely contagious coronavirus Delta variant continues to spread across Southern Californian, statewide and nationwide.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.