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K-State Today Special Issue

December 7, 2021

Kansas State University pauses COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Submitted by President Richard Myers

Dear K-State Community,

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, a federal judge in Georgia blocked President Joe Biden's executive order requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for federal employees, contractors and others. The judge's action puts a hiatus on the mandate for all states, including Kansas.

Effective immediately, Kansas State University will pause its COVID-19 vaccine requirement. At this time, employees do not need to take any further action related to the vaccine requirement.

The university will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the vaccine requirement through K-State Today and the COVID-19 website.

The health and safety of our faculty, staff and students remains our top priority. I wish to thank everyone in the K-State community who is vaccinated. We encourage people to get vaccinated if they have not done so already. Vaccines are free and widely available. They have been proven safe after millions of inoculations and continue to offer strong protection against COVID-19.

To get vaccinated, students, faculty and staff can contact Lafene Health Center, their local health department, local pharmacies or private physicians. Learn about other ways to find a COVID-19 vaccine.

Richard B. Myers
President of Kansas State University

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