Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and 5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes were in Danbury this morning. They hosted West Conn campus leaders and members of the university Administration for a roundtable discussion about student COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is gearing up for a return to school this fall, mandating that students get the vaccine, or a waiver. Students should have already started their Pfizer or Moderna regime by now. With the single-dose Johnson & Johnson, students should get the shot no later than August 6.
Any student seeking a medical or non-medical exemption must fill out a form or contact representatives from the CSCU System Office. Any students without an approved exemption or are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the semester, may not be permitted to move into the residence halls. West Conn officials cautioned that they could also be at risk of being dropped from classes.