SUNY Ulster standing by mandatory vaccination policy

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KINGSTON – State University of New York policy this year requires all students attending on-campus classes must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

SUNY Ulster President Dr. Alan Roberts told the education committee of the county legislature Tuesday they are standing by that.

“Right now, we are doing a thing we never wanted to do and that is de-registrate some students who haven’t shown the vaccination. Hopefully they will change their mind and they will come back,” he said. “Right now we passed a resolution in September that mandated vaccinations for all of our employees. What the mandate said is by November 1, everyone had to be vaccinated.”

Roberts also told the committee that enrollment is down about nine percent, but the college budgeted for the shortfall.