November 22, 2021 – The decision to require all employees to be vaccinated comes after President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, which says that federal contractors and sub-contractors need to follow workforce-wide COVID-19 vaccinations.
Wright State University Spokesperson Seth Bauguess said:
“Like every other research university nationally, Wright State must either accept these new contract provisions or discontinue its relationships with the federal government and its contractors. The university’s relationship with the federal government, and especially with the Department of Defense and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, are critical to the success of our educational and research missions.”
As a result, all Wright State University employees must be fully vaccinated and upload an image of their federal vaccination card, or obtain a university-approved medical or religious exemption, by January 4, 2022.
Recent federal policy and regulatory changes, which are beyond Wright State University’s control, require a change in the university’s approach to addressing COVID-19 vaccinations.
Lake Campus community members can contact the Mercer County Health District at 419-586-3251 for information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the Lake Campus area. You can find additional vaccine providers throughout in Ohio at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Wright State Physicians (WSP) on the Dayton Campus is an approved COVID-19 vaccination site. Eligible Wright State University students and employees can call or text 937-245-7200 to schedule a vaccination appointment. You do not need to be a current Wright State Physicians patient to receive your vaccination.
First and second doses and third/booster doses (for those who qualify) of the Pfizer vaccine are available to students, faculty, and staff at the Dayton Campus testing and vaccination center, 023 Student Union (near the WWSU radio station). Appointments are required. Schedule an appointment through Premier Health.
An individual is fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, including Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and vaccines listed on the WHO Emergency Use Listing.
Find additional vaccine providers throughout in Ohio at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
View the employee vaccine mandate email (PDF).
Download an exemption form (PDF).