Rutgers Makes COVID Vaccination Mandatory for All Employees
In order to comply with an executive order issued by President Joe Biden on September 9, Rutgers University is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8.
In a message from executive vice president and chief operating officer Antonio Calcado, Rutgers employees were told that failure to provide full proof of vaccination will result in disciplinary action and possibly dismissal.
As part of Executive Order 14042, Biden ordered the vaccination of employees of contractors who do business with the federal government, such as Rutgers. It does not allow these workers to opt for regular testing.
Rutgers said he would consider requests for exemptions, based on medical or religious reasons. Those seeking an exemption must do so by Nov. 8, the university said.
Rutgers, which offers free COVID-19 vaccines to eligible people at clinics in Camden, Newark and Piscataway, noted that employees who wish to meet the deadline must receive either their first Moderna vaccine by October 27, their first Pfizer vaccine. before November. 3, or their only Johnson & Johnson vaccine before November 24.
Rutgers in March became one of the first institutions in the country to require COVID-19 vaccines for students.
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