Another Ohio university requiring students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio University announced Tuesday that it is requiring students, faculty and staff members at all locations to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 15.  

The university says this means that vaccines that require two doses must be completed by that date.  

“This applies to all employees, including those working remotely and all students except those enrolled exclusively in fully online programs and coursework who will not access University facilities on any campus in person,” the university released on its website.  

The vaccines recognized under the policy include:

  • Pfizer (two dose)  
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (one dose)  
  • Moderna (two dose)  
  • Vaccines currently approved under a WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL)  

There will be an opportunity for exemption, according to the university, for reasons of conscience, including ethical and moral beliefs or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Students, faculty, and staff will register proof of vaccination through the COVID-19 Testing Pathway Program.  

An agreement is being worked out with union employees.

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