COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption

On Aug. 27, 2021, Kent State issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement effective Dec. 20, 2021. Exemptions to this requirement were considered for medical, religious or personal conscience reasons. However, the vaccine requirement was sunsetted on April 14, 2022.

As a result there is no longer a need for anyone to seek an exemption or submit the appropriate request form (see below) and accompanying documentation. Submitting the request form and appropriate documentation does not grant you an automatic exemption. Exemption requests will be individually reviewed for completion, accuracy of information and direct relevance to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. 

It was shared with the university community that members should not assume that because you have requested an exemption that it would be approved. Here is how it worked. Submitting a request startsedthe review process. Individuals were notified, in writing, whether your request was approved or denied. Denials could be appealed, but an individual was able submit a new exemption request if additional supporting documentation became available.

The review process was expected to take up to four weeks, after the submission of the appropriate request form and documentation.