The Coast College District has announced that its requiring Covid-19 vaccines for all its students and, staff at all its campuses including Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Coastline College will also have the same requirement.
The new announcement affects approximately 30,000 students who have on campus classes as well as approximately 2,000 staff. The district has said that the requirement will not effect students this semester but would expect them to be fully vaccinated by the next enrollment period. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be reviewed by the Coast College District.
The move to require vaccines is part of a larger trend at colleges with the University Of California also recently requiring the same. All the main campuses in the Coast College District have on site Covid testing as well as vaccinations available to students.