Community college faculty called for stricter COVID safety standards as they return to campuses for the spring semester on Friday.
The Connecticut State Colleges and University system announced that it will begin the spring 2022 semester as originally scheduled.
The dozen employees refused to comply with Gov. Ned Lamont’s order to get vaccinated or tested.
Officials accelerated the timeline because they expect a large influx of vaccine in the coming weeks.
Younger people with chronic medical conditions feel left behind by the governor’s new vaccine plan, which prioritizes by age.
People aged 55 to 64 will be next in line for the vaccine.
Gov. Lamont praised Connecticut’s efforts to vaccinate seniors but wasn’t as eager to discuss problems with the state’s appointment system.