Kansas State University is extending its deadline for employees to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the statement, the Kansas State University employees now have until Jan. 4 to comply with the federal government’s requirement.

Officials say that employees who don’t comply by that deadline will see their employment come to an end on Jan. 9.

The vaccine requirement now applies to employees of corporate entities controlled by the university, including K-State Athletics and the K-State Student Union.

K-State Alumni Association and KSU Foundation are not considered to be controlled affiliated corporations.

The university says all new hires must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 in order to start work.

This story will be updated as new information become available.