OU, OSU to require COVID-19 vaccines for employees

TULSA, Okla. — The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University will require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to comply with a federal mandate, both schools announced on Friday.

The schools told employees they have until Dec. 8 to be fully vaccinated, except those who legally qualify for a medical or religious exception.

The requirement does not impact students who are not employees.

“If we do not comply, OU runs the risk of losing hundreds of millions of dollars each year in federal funding for the life-changing research, education and services we provide,” said Joseph Harroz in a statement.

The University of Tulsa also recently announced COVID-19 vaccine requirements for their employees.