By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MORGANTOWN (KDKA) – WVU Medicine has extended the deadline for its vaccine mandate.

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Originally, all employees were to be vaccinated by Halloween but now they will have until January 21.

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That’s because of a bill that West Virginia just passed, allowing for more workers to be exempt from vaccine mandates.

WVU Medicine is the largest private employer in West Virginia.

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The mandate also applies to workers in Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.