Not all R.I. colleges are requiring staff, faculty to get vaccinated

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students await getting their COVID-19 vaccines at a recent clinic. While students at all 11 Rhode Island-based colleges are required to get vaccinated before the fall, URI is among six colleges in the Ocean State not requiring faculty and staff to get vaccinated. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students await getting their COVID-19 vaccines at a recent clinic. While students at all 11 Rhode Island-based colleges are required to get vaccinated before the fall, URI is among six colleges in the Ocean State not requiring faculty and staff to get vaccinated. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – Last month at a weekly press conference, Gov. Daniel J. McKee boasted that the state was the first in the U.S. to have all its state-based colleges, public and private, to require their students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the upcoming fall semester. The push by all the local colleges to get…

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