Congratulations, Rutgers! You’ve earned first ballot enshrinement into the Hall of Stupid.
Well, a 22-year-old student at Rutgers University, who is registered for online classes, has been barred from participating in his courses because he is not vaccinated. Though the school year is young, the university has already mastered incompetence.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 7, 2021
Logan Hollar lives 70 miles from the Rutgers campus and tells the New York Post he was initially unconcerned about the school’s COVID mandate “because all my classes were remote.” When Hollar attempted to log into his school account though, he noticed he was locked out from everything, including his email.
Even though Hollar had no plans to attend classes on campus, he was told he would need to be vaccinated in order to proceed with his remote learning and access his email.
“I’ll probably have to transfer to a different university,” Hollar told NJ.com. “I find it concerning for the vaccine to be pushed by the university rather than my doctor. If someone wants to be vaccinated, that’s fine with me, but I don’t think they should be pushed (towards vaccinating).”
“I don’t care if I have access to campus. I don’t need to be there,” continued Hollar.
Hollar, a senior, applied for an exemption to the school’s vaccine mandate but will have to wait before a decision is made. Rutgers spokeswoman Dory Devlin said students applying for such exemptions “should expect a two-to four-week turnaround, during which time they will not have access to university systems.”
Classes for Rutgers students started on September 1st.
Be prepared for an upcoming announcement from Rutgers requiring remote students to wear masks in front of their personal laptops.