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Changes to Mask and Vaccine Requirements

December 01, 2021

We have been closely following the state of Tennessee’s legal challenge to President Biden’s Executive Order 14042. As I recently communicated, the executive order applies to federal contractors, including UT Knoxville, and lays out requirements for vaccines and masks.

Yesterday a federal district judge in Kentucky granted the states of Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky a preliminary injunction that—for now—prohibits the federal government from enforcing the executive order on federal contractors in those states.

Read the full message on the Chancellor’s website.

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