Stanford joins list of colleges mandating weekly COVID tests for vaccinated students

Stanford University announced that it will require weekly COVID-19 testing for everyone who enters campus regardless of vaccination status.

“Weekly testing with Color Genomics will be required for all students living on campus, living in university provided off-campus student housing, or coming to campus, regardless of vaccination status,” said Stanford Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole in in a letter to students announcing the decision Wednesday.

The move is a reversal from the decision the school made last month, when it eliminated the testing requirement for fully vaccinated students. But citing the highly contagious delta variant that has spread throughout the country in recent weeks, the school decided that reinstating the testing requirement was the best way to prevent spreading the virus on campus.

Stanford joins several other elite universities that have decided to require testing for vaccinated students, including Ivy League institutions such as HarvardPrinceton, and Brown.- READ MORE