Cornell requiring all employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19


FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, a medical staff member prepares the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are coming down again, hospitalizations are dropping, and new cases per day are about to dip below 100,000 for the first time in two months — all signs that the summer surge is waning. Not wanting to lose momentum, government leaders and employers are looking at strengthening and expanding vaccine requirements. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

ITHACA, NY – In accordance with the vaccination mandate announced by President Biden, Cornell University is requiring all employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

This goes for employees who work in Ithaca, Geneva, New York City or any other location.

They must be vaccinated by December 8th, or must have obtained a university approved medial or religious exemption.

The university says employees should start the vaccination process as soon as possible as December 8th is the deadline for full vaccinations.

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