Bloomberg Law

Rutgers defeats challenge to mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy

Rutgers students, unless exempt, must be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to return to campus, after a New Jersey federal court dismissed a lawsuit over a mandatory vaccination policy.

He dismissed allegations that a policy that went into effect for the fall 2021 semester violated several constitutional provisions.

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey narrowed the suit to claims brought against the State University of New Jersey by a non-exempt student and the nonprofit Children’s Health Defense Inc., after finding that the other plaintiffs lacked standing because they had been granted exemptions.

The other plaintiffs alleged…

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