Virginia’s Three Top Schools Drop Vax Mandates

Virginia’s newly elected Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares warned universities in the state over their vaccine mandates.

Due to this, Virginia’s three largest universities have decided to drop their vaccine requirement for students.

From Fox News:

The three largest universities in Virginia have dropped their sweeping vaccine requirements after the state’s attorney general issued his legal opinion calling such mandates illegal.

George Mason University, Virginia Tech and the University of Mary Washington all announced reforms to their previously strict vaccination requirements. The colleges now emphasis recommendations to vaccinate without negative consequences for remaining holdouts.

“Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer a condition of students’ enrollment or in-person attendance, nor will unvaccinated or eligible unboosted students be subject to separate testing requirements,” University of Mary Washington wrote in a memo.

Virginia’s newly elected Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares warned the universities they would not be allowed to mandate vaccines for students in a legal opinion published Jan. 26.

“Virginia’s public institutions of higher education are public corporations,” Miyares wrote in the opinion. “As such, they are afforded separate corporate status but remain under control of the General Assembly and may only exercise such powers as the General Assembly has expressly conferred or necessarily implied.”

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