A small private college in Owensboro set July 1 as the date for all faculty and staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Now, the school is easing its stance a bit for those who are not yet vaccinated.
Kentucky Wesleyan College said it’s requiring the coronavirus vaccination so it can offer a safe, residential experience for students, keep faculty and staff safe, and serve as an example for Owensboro community.
President Tom Mitzel said there’s been a good response to the required vaccination.
“Right now, we have about 90% of the faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated," said Mitzel. "The rest of that percent are those who are requesting either a medical or religious exemption, or got their shots late and are not fully vaccinated.” Mitzel said the college will work with faculty and staff who need more time to complete the required doses.