The University announced Thursday that it will require its employees, including student workers, to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by December 8, and will require it for all students before the spring semester.
The requirement, which allows exemptions for medical and religious reasons, followed the Biden Administration’s announcement that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, is developing guidance to require all employers with over a hundred employees to mandate vaccinations or weekly testing for COVID-19.
The University previously instituted a porous vaccine mandate with no required proof of vaccination. Vaccination numbers provided by the University are self-reported and not verified.
It is currently unclear if the University’s remote students will also need to show proof of vaccination.
There are currently five students associated with the University in isolation.