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Random COVID Testing Required for Unvaccinated at University of Evansville

University of Evansville

Higher education leaders are grappling with how to keep students safe amid the changing nature of COVID-19, like the new Delta variant of the virus.  

A college in southern Indiana will require random testing for those who are not vaccinated. 

The University of Evansville has a coronavirus task force that has been meeting regularly to develop the school’s COVID-19 safety guidelines for the fall semester.

Spokesperson Julie Bryant said one major part of new policy applies to all unvaccinated full and part-time employees and students.

“They will be required to participate in our random COVID-19 testing program throughout the fall semester," said Bryant. "However, those who have been fully vaccinated and submit the appropriate documents do not need to participate in this testing program.”

Employees and students who are unvaccinated must submit negative results of a recent COVID test before arriving on campus. Then they will participate in the random testing. 

The University of Evansville is a private university with 2,300 students and 480 employees.

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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