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MSU to Incentivize Vaccines, Delay Events

Morehead State University

Morehead State University will limit student events and launch a vaccination incentive program for faculty and staff starting next week.

COVID-positive cases continue to climb in the region, and local hospitals are overwhelmed and understaffed.

In a campus update broadcast to employees Wednesday afternoon, MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan said students want to continue to have in-person options for classes.  In order to keep the classrooms open, Morgan says new mitigation strategies will begin after Labor Day.

  Morgan also announced a 30 day vaccination challenge for employees and students. 

President Morgan

  A drawing will be held in October for prizes and stipends for those who participate. 

He said at this time, he does not expect a statewide vaccine mandate for university employees to be put in place.