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No Vaccine Mandates for Mass. Community Colleges

Fifteen community college presidents, members of the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges, announced that their institutions have no plans to require students or employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“It is essential that we meet the needs of all of our students, who are often from the communities hit hardest by this pandemic and facing disproportionate access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” the presidents said in a statement released Tuesday by the association. “And now, it is more important than ever to prioritize equity, and creating additional barriers for our students would go against our critically important mission of open access for all.”

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