Vaccine Mandates in Place at Illinois Universities as Others Only Encourage Shots

Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University only encourage shots, while several others make the vaccine mandatory.

Posted: Jul 20, 2021 9:16 AM

Two Illinois-based agencies that oversee higher education encouraged colleges and universities to require COVID-19 vaccinations of students heading to campuses this fall.

The two say the recommendation follows recently released guidance from the CDC contending it will help facilitate a safe transition to in-person learning.

Some schools have already put a vaccine mandate in place, including the University of Illinois, Northwestern, DePaul, and Loyola.

Others such as Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois Univesity and Southern Illinois University are only encouraging the vaccine at this time.

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The bitterly cold start to our Wednesday will inevitably lead to a cooler-than-average afternoon across the Tri-State. We're currently expecting an afternoon high of 26° in Evansville on Wednesday afternoon (that’s 17° below average for this time of the year). Temperatures will once again dive back down towards the teens for many of us overnight and into early Thursday. As for right now Thursday morning looks as though will be slightly warmer, but only just - believes model data indicates that we will see a morning low temperature of 14° under partly cloudy skies in Evansville tomorrow morning.
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