- Rutgers has reportedly barred a student from attending virtual classes because of his vaccination status.
- The student isn’t taking a single in-person class at the university.
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Rutgers student Logan Hollar is taking online-only classes this semester, but he claims that the university won’t let him attend the classes virtually because he has not been vaccinated.
Hollar purposefully chose to take online classes this year due to the fact that he has no plans of getting the vaccine, but even though he won’t be attending in-person classes the university says he’s still required to get the shot to attend virtually.
He told NJ.com that he tried to pay his tuition on August 27, but was locked out of his Rutgers email and related accounts. Classes started on September 1, but Hollar hasn’t been able to attend given the fact that all of his accounts are locked.
Hollar explained that he called the school’s vaccine hotline when a representative said that he still needed to be vaccinated even though he’s not on campus.
Hollar’s step-father, Keith Williams, said he was “dumbfounded” when Hollar told him what was happening.
“I believe in science, I believe in vaccines, but I am highly confident that COVID-19 and variants do not travel through computer monitors by taking online classes,” Williams said, noting that he is vaccinated.
Rutgers Standing Firm With Its Decision
Rutgers was the first university in the United States to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine last spring for students at each of its campuses. The mandate didn’t apply to students in fully remote online degree programs or online-only continuing education programs. Hollar apparently isn’t a part of the online programs that don’t require the vaccine.
Rutgers spokeswoman Dory Devlin is standing firm with the school’s vaccine policy, saying “registering for classes that are fully remote is not the same as being enrolled in a fully online degree-granting program.”
Even though the university is fully aware that Hollar will be attending classes virtually, that doesn’t seem to be enough for Rutgers. I’m sure the school will find a way for him to pay his tuition rather easily despite being barred from attending class via a computer screen, though, that’s for sure.