Louisiana State University (LSU) is in the process of removing more than 70 students who have failed to produce proof of vaccination to the school, a university official said.
LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard posted on Twitter that LSU is contacting 78 students to inform them they are being unenrolled from the university.
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“The goal from the start has been to get everyone in compliance, but while the number has shrunk, those 78 are being contacted that they are being unenrolled from the university,” Ballard wrote.
The updated number since the White House meeting is 78 students remain not in compliance. The goal from the start has been to get everyone in compliance, but while the number has shrunk, those 78 are being contacted that they are being unenrolled from the university. https://t.co/tafvZhdntS
— Ernie Ballard (@eballa1) September 15, 2021
University President William Tate in August set a deadline for students to show proof of partial vaccination by Sept. 10 and full vaccination by Oct. 15, WAFB-TV reported.
Tate was among nationwide leaders who met with President Biden on Wednesday to discuss COVID-19 mitigation strategies. The university president said Biden selected him to attend the meeting to “highlight and better understand” how the university’s policies might work at other institutions, according to WAFB-TV.
University COVID-19 data shows there are currently 78 total active cases on campus — 65 students and 13 staff members. Approximately 543 students have tested positive for the virus since May 9.
Louisiana has reported more than 16,000 new cases and 403 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Slightly more than 43 percent of the state is fully vaccinated with more than 4.3 million doses administered.
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