Kansas State University is putting a halt to its vaccine mandate for employees after a federal judge in Georgia Tuesday struck down President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for federal employees, contractors and other employees.

President Richard Myers issued a statement saying university employees do not need to take any further action related to the vaccine requirement. On KMAN’s In Focus Monday, Myers stated that at least 82% of faculty, students and staff were fully vaccinated.

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Myers, who in August stated he would mandate vaccines at K-State if he could, says he still backs that statement and believes vaccinations are the only way to stop the spread.

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The university continues to encourage employees and students to get vaccinated.

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