Oct 22, 2021 3:20 PM

🎥 K-State announces COVID vaccination deadline for all employees

Posted Oct 22, 2021 3:20 PM

MANHATTAN—During a virtual town hall Friday, Kansas State University announced that all university employees must be fully vaccinated by December 8.

Click here to additional details on the KSU vaccine requirement

The university is expected to send an email with details to all students and faculty by early afternoon, according to the media relations office.

President Biden's executive order on vaccine requirements announced six weeks ago applies to all research universities in Kansas and their employees.

The White House is expected to give the green light any day to the executive order's fine print detailing how and when companies and universities will have to require their employees to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

The full enforcement deadline, which could carry penalties of about $14,000 per violation, may not take effect until after the new year. That’s why Biden and his aides have for weeks encouraged businesses to act as though the rule was already in effect and start imposing vaccination requirements.