Duke will require all university employees be vaccinated by October 1. If they are not, they’ll be placed on leave for 7 days, during which time they can get vaccinated and show proof. If they don’t get vaccinated in those 7 days or get a 2nd dose within 6 weeks, they’ll be terminated and not eligible for rehire. Employees can ask for a medical or religious exemption but will need to submit to daily symptom monitoring, weekly testing, continued masking and other protocols. More than 91% of university employees and about 95% of students are vaccinated.