The Virginia Community College System also lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated students and faculty.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Officials at Tidewater Community College tell us that they're encouraging their students to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
"Our goal is to provide as much info as we can on how to stay safe during the pandemic. How to stay safe within our classrooms, and just encouraging everyone to take the vaccine, we think it is the safest route, and by doing so, those who are can go in and out without masks," said Marketing Director Naima Ford.
But she added that the vaccine is not required to return to school.
"Every decision for vaccines is up to us as individuals. It’s a health decision that that person has to make. Not forcing our students to take the vaccine I think is respecting the community wishes, the faculty wishes, the student wishes," …