The University of Minnesota will encourage but not require anyone to be vaccinated for the fall at any of the system’s campuses.

Joan Gabel, the system president, wrote that she was pleased with the progress of the state’s residents at getting the vaccine, and she encouraged people to get vaccinated.

“Many members of the university community have already answered the call. A survey of Twin Cities students, faculty and staff conducted in May showed 96 percent of respondents had received at least one vaccine dose or reported plans to be vaccinated, while 84 percent reported they were fully vaccinated. This is a great start that I hope is embraced across all our campus communities, and is also an important factor in assessing our safety and the safety of those we care for,” Gabel said.

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