Two SoCal colleges, two different vaccination policies

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This aerial view shows UCLA’s Royce Hall, Powell Library, and surrounding north campus buildings. The University of California is requiring students and faculty to submit proof of COVID vaccination to access on-campus facilities. Photo by Shutterstock.

With back-to-school season here, questions about vaccine policies aren’t just being raised at the K-12 level. UC schools and Cal State campuses have established firm rules regarding vaccines. Students and faculty must submit proof of vaccination to have access to any and all on-campus facilities. But some individual community college districts aren’t enforcing a vaccine mandate. It’s a tale of two policies, and it’s unclear – to paraphrase Charles Dickens – if they’re indicative of an epoch of belief, or an epoch of incredulity.