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MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE TO REQUIRE RETURNING STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF TO GET COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

ATLANTA (May 14, 2021) – Morris Brown College, a small private liberal arts college in Atlanta, is making a strong stand ensuring its campus community is safe. Students, faculty, and staff will be required to be vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall.

Morris Brown is joining a growing list of colleges in Georgia and throughout the country requiring students and employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine for the fall 2021 semester. This comes as President Biden announced that every person over the age of 16 will be eligible to be vaccinated starting May 1, 2021.

President Kevin James said, “Full vaccination of the Pfizer, Modera, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be required for all faculty, staff, and students, who will be on campus or engage in any level of in-person instruction. The goal of this protection is to obtain herd immunity for the entire community to maximize the safety of all faculty, staff, and students. The institution will continue to conduct temperature checks on campus and require routine COVID testing. Morris Brown will consent medical and religious exemptions as well as reasonable accommodations as defined by the law.”

ABOUT MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE:

Morris Brown College was founded in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It is a private, coeducational liberal arts college engaged in teaching and public service with a special focus on leadership, management, entrepreneurship, and technology. The institution is the only college in Georgia founded solely by African American patronage.

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