Missouri S&T faculty, staff and student employees received the following message on Nov. 2:
University faculty, staff, and student employees,
In recent days, a number of higher education institutions have rolled out vaccine mandates for all faculty, staff and student employees due to new federal rules.
These mandates are the result of Executive Order 14042, which directs those with federal contracts to follow new workplace protocols that would require vaccination and mask mandates for covered faculty, staff and student employees by Dec. 8, with some exemptions.
The University of Missouri System universities hold many federal contracts that fund hundreds of millions of dollars of research and other activities that are critical to our academic mission and service to Missourians. These contracts also support jobs and programs that contribute substantially to our state’s economy.