Vaccine required for in-person learning at SUNY, Hofstra

New York: All students returning to in-person instruction at SUNY and CUNY schools statewide this fall must be vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday, while Hofstra University said it would institute the same requirement beginning in September.  

Hofstra’s move covers all students except those who are in fully online or remote programs. There will be a process for those who want to seek a medical or religious exemption, university officials said. 

Adelphi University said Monday it will begin offering incentives to its faculty, staff and students who receive the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the fall semester. But university officials said there is no plan at this time to make vaccinations mandatory for students in the fall. 

Incentives will also be available to people who get vaccinated at Penn Station and the Hempstead LIRR station, as well as select New York City subway locations this Wednesday through Sunday. Up to 300 walk-ins per day at each location will get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and will receive free round-trip LIRR rides at the railroad stations, and MetroCards at the subway stations. 

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