Indiana University Rolls Back Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccines After Backlash

After a week's worth of backlash from state lawmakers, Indiana University is adjusting COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

Posted: Jun 2, 2021 9:19 AM

Indiana University is changing its vaccination policy after receiving backlash from state lawmakers about the newly announced requirement.

The Univesity will now give students and employees an option when it comes to providing proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.

They will now be able to attest to getting the vaccine without providing documentation.

There will also be a form available as early as today, for those requesting exemptions from the vaccine requirements for medical or religious reasons.

Recently Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita had joined 20 Hoosier State lawmakers questioning the legality of the university's previous plan to make the shots mandatory ahead of the fall 2021 semester.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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