A Rutgers University student says he has been shut out of virtual classes online because he has not been vaccinated.
Logan Hollar, a 22-year-old senior who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology from the Piscataway, New Jersey-based public university, has declined to take the vaccine for COVID-19.
Hollar decided to complete his studies this year by taking all-online classes from his Sandyston, New Jersey home instead of going to the campus in New Brunswick 70 miles away, according to NJ Advance Media.
Earlier this year, Rutgers became the first major university in the United States to mandate that students and faculty get vaccinated as a condition of setting foot on campus.
Those who have medical or religious reasons for not getting the vaccine could apply for an exemption, as per the school’s policy.
Students who were enrolled in one of the school’s remote online degree programs or online-only continuing education programs did not need to show proof of vaccination.