Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Stayed Nationwide | Langston University

Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Stayed Nationwide

Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Stayed Nationwide

Dear University Community,

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the implementation of the federal contractor vaccination mandate and its associated guidance. In accordance with the injunction, Langston University has, consistent with applicable law, paused the vaccination mandate. This extends to all employees, including student employees. At this time, employees who have not uploaded their vaccination information to the MedProctor portal, or filed for a religious or medical accommodation, are not required to do so. However, the portal will remain open and we encourage employees to upload their information as it will be required in the event the injunction is lifted.

As the case progresses through court, we will continue to monitor legal developments and keep you apprised should the mandate be reinstated. We appreciate all of our employees who are actively taking steps to adhere to the mandate requirements and encourage everyone who is able to be vaccinated to do so despite this injunction.

A new COVID-19 variant — designated as Omicron by the World Health Organization — has been identified in the United States. Langston University will continue to monitor the guidance issued by public health authorities concerning the variant, its severity, and transmission details. Current COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. The CDC has published a listing of travel restrictions and recommendations for a number of countries and we encourage those who may travel internationally over the break to familiarize themselves with the guidelines.

Spring Semester
The Langston University Emergency Leadership Team will continue to work throughout the break-in preparation for spring. Protocols will be shared as we approach the beginning of the next semester. Routine COVID-19 vaccinations and testing will continue to be made available. Additional information concerning those opportunities will be shared at the opening of the spring semester.

If you have questions, please contact the Emergency Leadership Team at luelt@langston.edu.


Langston University Emergency Leadership Team