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LCC Board Approves Vaccine Mandate For 2021 Fall Semester

Lane Community College

Lane Community College employees, students, and staff will return to a fully vaccinated campus this fall. Board members voted unanimously to require COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday.

This post has been updated with additional information and audio.


President Margaret Hamilton, praised the decision. It makes LCC the first community college in Oregon to become a fully vaccinated institution with requirements for campus activities and instruction. 

“Absolutely thank you to all of this board for making a very courageous, brave and absolutely on point decision and being the first of the community colleges so I’m just I  wouldn’t be more proud as a nurse and as a president, so thank you,” Hamilton said. 

?Individuals can opt for medical, religious and personal exemptions consistent with state law. How the college will document vaccinations and exemptions is still in development. 

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Melorie Begay is a multimedia journalist for KLCC News. She was the Inaugural KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She has a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She previously interned at KUNM public radio in Albuquerque, NM and served as a fellow for the online news publication New Mexico In Depth.