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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

November 2, 2021

Important Information on Vaccine Requirements for all KSU Employees

Submitted by Mary N Gatza

On September 9, President Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for federal employees, contractors, and others. It has been determined that this executive order and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance applies to Kansas research universities and their employees. The Kansas Board of Regents has provided formal guidance stating that this order applies to Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, and Wichita State University.

This requirement applies to all K-State faculty and staff as well as graduate and undergraduate student employees. Given the tight timeframe for compliance with this requirement, it's important that everyone be aware of key deadlines.

In order for K-State to be in compliance with the federal requirement, employees who have not been vaccinated or received a medical or religious exemption by December 8, will not be allowed to conduct university work beginning December 9, and employment will end on December 11.

Here are key dates to know:

  • November 15 is the deadline to submit a request for a religious/medical exemption.
  • Exemption requests will be approved or denied by November 19. This timeline allows time to get a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and be considered fully vaccinated by the December 8 date.
  • November 29 is the last date to upload your proof of vaccination. If you need assistance uploading your proof of vaccination, please contact Human Capital Services at 785-532-6277.
  • On December 1, employees who have not submitted vaccine cards or requested exemptions will be notified that they have the option to resign or be terminated. Managers will also receive a notification at this time.

If you have questions please contact your HCS liaison or HCS directly.

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