Updated December 8, 2021
On December 7, a federal court in Georgia issued a nation-wide injunction prohibiting enforcement of the President’s Executive Order 14042 regarding the federal-contractor mandate requiring COVID precautions by federal contractors.
- Executive Order 14042 was the legal authority compelling the university to require vaccination and masking in our buildings for covered employees working under our impacted federal contracts.
- That legal authority is no longer valid legal authority.
- The governor’s executive order now controls.
- The governor’s order prohibits the university from requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, and it does not allow us to require masking in our buildings.
- University policy prohibits inquiring into a person’s vaccination status.
This injunction supersedes previous policy statements by the university.
Messages to Campus and Statements
These messages are superseded by the Dec. 7 federal injunction.
Federal Research Vaccine Mandate Message from Dan Jaffe, Vice President for Research, Nov. 9, 2021
Statement from Karen E. Adler, Director of Media Relations, UT System (Updated Dec. 7, 2021)
The State of Georgia et al v. Biden et al – 1:21-cv-00163 Georgia Southern District Court, Dec. 7, 2021