MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota will require all university employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

President Joan Gabel sent a systemwide message on Tuesday to students, faculty, and staff that the school must collect proof of vaccination from its employees.

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This request follows President Joe Biden’s recent issued executive order that requires federal contractor and and subcontractors to show proof of employee vaccinations.

Gabel said this order applies to the university, which receives more than $500 million a year through federal contracts.

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The federal contract mandate requires covered employees to be fully vaccinated no later than Dec. 8.

In the coming weeks, all faculty and staff will be required to submit proof of vaccination.

The school is also assessing student vaccination status based on information already provided by the students.

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