Colleges prepare for fall semester with varying consequences for COVID protocol infractions

STUDENTS THAT TRY to skirt the COVID-19 vaccination requirement at Rhode Island College risk having their credits withheld, school officials said. Colleges and universities around the state have varying degrees of consequences for students that flout health protocols during the upcoming fall semester. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
PROVIDENCE – As students head back to college, many local higher education institutions say they will strictly uphold vaccination requirements and crack down on COVID-19-related policy violations. With most area colleges and universities reporting near or upwards of 90% of students are vaccinated against COVID-19, guidelines prohibiting unvaccinated students from in-person classes and other on-campus…

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