HSU Offers Mandatory Weekly Testing for Unvaccinated Students On Campus

ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM)- As Humboldt State University continues on with its Fall 2021 semester, the school continues to  enforce Covid guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated students and faculty on campus.

HSU requires a full mask mandate and proof of vaccination to be on campus grounds. However the vaccine requirement can be exempted for medical and religious reasons. 

“I am not vaccinated and I choose not to be vaccinated because it doesn’t coincide with my beliefs.  I still want to use HSU’s facilities and come to in person labs. They allow me to do that with getting weekly testing. I have to come every week to get vaccinated and those results go to my professors,” said Bailey Snavely, student at Humboldt State University. 

Snavely said she is required to take a Covid test every Tuesday morning for her three in-person classes throughout the week. 

Vaccinated students and faculty are not required to turn in weekly covid tests. They are only required to provide a negative test when there is a possible exposure.

“I have an in-person class where I’m actively with people. I still feel safe just because the university is taking extra precautions to make sure people who aren’t vaccinated are getting tested weekly. This way, we can keep a track of contact tracing,” said Alison Batchelder, student at Humboldt State University. 

So far, Humboldt State has 4 active cases. Two students and two faculty members have tested positive for Covid-19.

These numbers can be monitored on the HSU website at: campusready.humboldt.edu 

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