K-State to require employees to receive COVID vaccine or face termination

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K-State Union (file photo)

Kansas State University will require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine or face termination.

The move was announced during a Friday Town Hall with top university officials, per the Kansas Board of Regents who say doing so will bring K-State, KU and Wichita State into compliance with President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate. All three universities receive federal funding.

The requirement applies to all K-State faculty and staff as well as graduate and undergraduate student employees. It does not apply to Alumni Association, Foundation, K-State Union or most athletics employees.

Employees wishing to request an exemption for medical or religious reasons must complete and submit the appropriate form through K-State.

Those receiving a paycheck from the university must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 or face termination. The university plans to put more information out in the next few days.

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