BLOOMINGTON — The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana has ruled in favor of Indiana University’s vaccine requirement for students faculty and staff.
IU will not require documentation that students, faculty and staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine by the fall semester. IU is still requiring everyone working or enrolled at any of its campuses be vaccinated.
Chuck Carney, director of media relations for IU, released the following statement: “A ruling from the federal court has affirmed Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccination plan designed for the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. We appreciate the quick and thorough ruling which allows us to focus on a full and safe return.”
The change in requiring documentation comes after state lawmakers and Indiana’s attorney general argued that it violates a new state law banning immunization passports by the government.
Those who have received the vaccine can now certify their status as part of an attestation form. Students, faculty and staff found to be lying could face punishment.