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Wazzu’s Rolovich Says He Intends To Follow Vaccine Mandate

Aug 19, 2021, 12:49 PM
Nick Rolovich - Washington State...
Nick Rolovich head coach of the Washington State Cougars looks over his play sheet during their game against the Utah Utes on December 19, 2020 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Nick Rolovich says he intends to follow a new state mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all those working at the state’s colleges and universities, including coaches.

Rolovich had said previously that he was not going to get the vaccine for personal reasons and did not explicitly say Thursday that he would receive a shot, only that he would follow the state mandate.

The mandate announced by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee also covers public, charter and private school teachers and staff.

It allows for religious or medical exemptions but does not allow for a weekly testing alternative, and those who are not fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 risk losing their jobs.

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