We, the members of the IUB Staff Council Executive Committee, fully support Indiana University's decision to require vaccination for Covid-19, except in cases where medical or religious exemptions exist. In a recent survey of over 1.6k IUB staff, 73% were supportive of a vaccine mandate for faculty, staff, and students. We believe that this is the safest and most effective way to give our constituents the ability to resume their on-campus responsibilities contributing to the mission of Indiana University.
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in the research, teaching and learning to all in the IU community; and
WHEREAS, it is imperative that all faculty, staff, and students are able to return safely to campus in Fall 2021 to resume in-person activities; and
WHEREAS, 73% of IUBSC constituents who participated in a May 2021 survey supported a vaccine mandate on campus for faculty, staff, and students.
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 vaccines have been found to be safe and highly effective, as well as free; and
Therefore, the IUB Staff Council supports Indiana University’s mandatory vaccinations for faculty, staff, and students participating in on-campus activities in Fall 2021, except for the few exemptions allowed by the University.