“Campuses do not exist in a vacuum from their communities. There are definitely strong opinions out in communities around masking. There are strong opinions around vaccination, and so I think all of that is at play when institutions are trying to do the right thing,” [said] David Souleles, director of UC Irvine’s COVID-19 response team. … For the time being, UC Irvine and other campuses are pushing their students and employees to comply with requirements to upload their COVID-19 vaccination records. The UC Irvine deadline is Sept. 6.