November 9, 2021
SMU, along with many other institutions and companies, is continuing to review two separate and distinct federal mandates requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and other protocols for employees:
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which applies to organizations with more than 100 employees; and
- Executive Order 14042, which applies to organizations with federal government contracts or subcontracts.
Both of these federal mandates potentially affect SMU. However, both are also facing legal challenges. The OSHA ETS has already been halted temporarily by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this past weekend. As decisions are made, the University will provide specific information about how these mandates will impact you and the campus going forward.
As always, we encourage our campus community to:
- Go to the secure SMU Health Portal to upload your vaccination card if you have already been vaccinated at an off-campus location.
- Schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center through this link if you are not already vaccinated.
SMU employees at all levels have worked hard to maintain a healthy campus while carrying out our educational mission. Thank you for all you do.