NYU will join Columbia University in requiring students to get COVID-19 vaccines before next fall, officials said.
“[New York University] intends to require vaccinations for all NYU students returning to campus in New York City and other U.S. sites for the fall semester, while accommodating medical and religious exemptions,” the school announced in an email.
The school said it has not yet opted to require faculty and staff to get the shot but that their guidance could change.
“Requiring vaccinations is consistent with our intent to minimize the spread of COVID-19 within our own community and more generally in New York City and to enable more in-person on-campus activities,” the school said.
Columbia said this week that it would mandate vaccinations for both students and staff before the upcoming academic term.
A growing list of universities across the country will require the coronavirus vaccine, including Duke, University of North Carolina, Yale and Rutgers.