Since the fall 2021 semester, Rutgers University has required its students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. That ended on Monday, when the university dropped the policy.  “As of April 1, 2024, Rutgers no longer requires students, faculty, staff, and university affiliates to be immunized against the COVID-19 virus,” a message on the school’s website stated. A Rutgers spokeswoman confirmed the policy change to NJ Advance Media as well. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers has followed scientific guidance from our own health experts and federal health care organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to determine requirements to best protect our community members,” she said. “We committed to follow public health trends and adjust our policies as needed, as we have done today.” To read the full story.