Quinnipiac University, out of Connecticut, has recently announced that it will start imposing fines and restrictions on the campus WiFi against students who cannot, or will not, be able to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination by the time the start of the fall semester rolls around.
The university has recently forced a mandatory vaccination policy for all staff and students that are planning to return to on-campus learning. As stated in an email sent to the students, the school leadership pointed out that approximately 600 students have yet to meet the requirements of the new vaccination mandates, or at least they have not yet taken the chance to upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination records.
“Our goal is to protect the health of our entire community,” read the email that had been obtained by a local news outlet. “In order to accomplish this, we must know if you have been vaccinated.”
Quinnipiac University has now imposed a series of harsh fines for students who fail to meet the new requirements and upload their proof of vaccination. These charges would stack up to over $2,275 per person per semester. The university has also announced a new tiered fine system. The new fees seem to start at about $100 per week for the first two weeks of the school year. They then seem to increase in increments of $25 every two weeks that they fail to meet requirements and upload their proof of vaccination. The plan seems to cap out at a maximum fine per week of around $200.
All unvaccinated students are forced to take part in “weekly, on-campus testing.” Failure to listen to these new mandates on the testing guidelines will result in yet another $100 fine.
The email went on to announce that all unvaccinated students, we can only assume this does not include any students who have been given a medical or religious exemption by the university, will lose all access to the university’s WiFi network for so long as they do not comply with the new insane vaccination requirements by September 14th.
A spokesperson standing in for the university told a local news network that in the wake of distributing the newly updated Wifi guidance, yet another 30 students submitted to their demands and uploaded their proof of vaccination. As stated by the same spokesperson, the entire full-time faculty members and staff members have followed the mandates and submitted their necessary papers.