Whether schools and businesses can require COVID-19 vaccinations

In this photo illustration, a woman shows digital proof that she’s been vaccinated against COVID-19. Photo by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/Sipa USA

The UC and Cal State college systems say they plan to require students and faculty to get COVID-19 vaccines before returning to campus this fall — but that’s only after the FDA approves the vaccines (on a nonemergency-use basis) and supplies are sufficient. Meanwhile, private businesses can also require employees and customers to be vaccinated, according to law professor Dorit Reiss.