Gonzaga has promoted and supported three different vaccination clinics on our campus. To date, more than 1,300 of our students and employees have been vaccinated through these clinics, and we know many more have received vaccines through other providers. I would like to express my appreciation to our GU staff who volunteered at these clinics during the past few months.
We are now moving forward on the planning and preparation for the full return to student in-person classroom instruction this fall. Gonzaga has been having intentional conversations with senior leadership within the university and our Board of Trustees on this topic. It is our position currently that we will continue to drive vaccination efforts for our students and employees. The question as to whether Gonzaga will require all students to receive a vaccine before their return this fall will be made in the coming weeks, in conjunction with key partners such as the Spokane Regional Health District.
Charlita Shelton Ph.D.
Chief of Staff to the President/COVID-19 Compliance Officer