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OU announces vaccine mandate; Ohio loses first football game of season

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On Tuesday, Ohio University announced that all students, staff and faculty will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a previous Post report.

Members of the OU community must have both doses of two-dose vaccines or the one-shot Johnson and Johnson by Nov. 15. Though Pfizer is the only vaccine with full FDA approval, OU will also accept Moderna, Johnson and Johnson or other vaccines approved under WHO emergency use.

Students will have the chance to apply for an exemption, which can include for medical reasons or religious, ethical or moral beliefs.

OU’s decision to instate a mandate follows multiple other Ohio colleges, including Ohio State University and Miami University.

News from The Post:

Ohio University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, or OU-AAUP, held a meeting to analyze and discuss OU’s budget. (The Post)

The Athens City School District will remain closed until Sept. 7 due to a lack of transportation. (The Post)

Is taking classes online worth the price? Students weigh in. (The Post)

Sports from The Post:

Ohio football lost its first game of the season in front of a home crowd of 23,904. (The Post)

After a 3-0 start to the season, Ohio soccer fell to Eastern Kentucky, 3-1. (The Post)

Ohio volleyball has yet to win a game this fall following its weekend at the Red & White Invitational. (The Post)


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