Notre Dame says 90-percent of students have at least 1 vaccine dose
The University of Notre Dame says it will begin easing some restrictions next week now that 90-percent of its undergraduate and professional students have been either fully vaccinated or received their first dose of the two-dose vaccine.
“Our heartfelt thanks go to state and county health officials, our dedicated staff, health professionals from the local community, roughly 400 volunteers and, above all, our students for a successful vaccination effort,” University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said. “These high levels of vaccination will make our students, our campus and our community safer.”
Most students were vaccinated during a clinic at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Students will receive their second doses during another clinic from April 29 through May 6.
Because so many students have at least one dose of the vaccine, the university will allow expanded visitation in residence hall lounges and will allow outdoor gatherings of fewer than 25 people to no longer require face coverings.