Colorado State University reportedly trespassed and threatened to arrest students after finding out that they had not submitted proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The school had previously announced that all students would be required to show proof of vaccination in order to attend in-person classes.
Turning Point USA obtained an email sent to the unvaccinated students by school officials claiming that they pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the University community.
“I am writing to you on behalf of Student Conduct Services at the Student Resolution Center because information provided to our office by the Pandemic Preparedness Team indicates you have not submitted your proof of vaccination or requested an exemption,” wrote Michael Katz, Director at the Student Resolution Center.
Colorado State University has one of the strictest vaccination requirements anywhere in the country, despite the fact that the university has a high vaccination rate. 87.5 percent of students at the university have already been vaccinated, while 4.9 percent of faculty members have gotten the shot, a threshold that the WHO reported constitutes herd immunity.
This comes one week after Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated since March. The Collegian reported that she emailed students to claim that she is “feeling absolutely fine” and that she believes the COVID-19 vaccine helped lessen her symptoms.
“Together, by getting vaccinated, masking while indoors, getting tested, and isolating or quarantining when needed, we have made a huge difference in the health of our community,” McConnell said.
Students should be free to make their own decisions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine without being threatened with arrest based on what they decide.