Here’s How HBCUs Are Responding to Omicron

By Maya Pottiger | Word In Black

(WIB) – In-person or remote? Booster or just two vaccine shots? Thanks to the surge in the Omicron variant, many of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities are retooling their plans for their upcoming or newly-beginning spring semesters. And campuses are taking a variety of approaches to ensuring students can learn in a safe environment.

That’s why Word In Black created a database of instruction status (delayed, virtual, hybrid, or in-person) and vaccination requirements (fully vaccinated, booster, or no requirement) at the roughly 100 HBCUs across the country. 

Approximately 60 schools have sent us their latest plans, and we’ll regularly update our analysis as more campuses provide information. But of those schools that have updated their requirements, 14 require a booster shot, 13 say students must have at least two doses of an approved vaccine, and 33 do not have any vaccine requirements.


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