All Three Arizona Universities to Issue COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

The University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University will require all employees to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 by Dec. 8, unless they have been granted a religious exemption or accommodations for a disability.

The move, announced Friday, comes soon after President Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring a vaccine mandate for federal employees, including institutions that contract with the federal government, like the UA and Arizona’s two other major universities. The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has told these institutions to make sure their employees are fully vaccinated by Dec. 8.

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