BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LSU will require students to show proof of vaccination ahead of the fall semester.
Students will have to submit proof of either a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Unvaccinated students must test on a monthly basis throughout the semester.
On campus, three different students echoed the same message.
“It’s beneficial for all of us,” said Asia Adepegba.
“With the current delta variant going around I think it’s very essential for the health of our students,” said Kell Broussard
“I think they’re just doing it to keep students safe honestly,” said Liam Breaux:
In a message posted online, President William Tate made the announcement saying, “It is extremely important that you understand the protocol for the fall.”
The university will provide free testing and vaccines at the student union. If students test negative, they are in the clear, but if positive the university will require them to quarantine.
“I think it’s in everybody’s interest you know get vaccinated or get tested just so we can make sure that we’re making the proper steps you know, getting rid of the whole pandemic,” said Breaux
The university will still use a COVID symptom tracking system to stay up-to-date with students condition.
“It’s a good idea to track students just because it’s a pandemic going on. You know, you kind of must do what we have to do to get through this. Now with the students being truthful in the tracking, I’m not sure if that’s going to happen,” said Broussard.
Students said, the changes put them at ease as they’re hoping for a healthy and somewhat normal semester.
“I’ll do everything I can do to protect myself,” said Adepegba