DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Employees at a university in the Miami Valley are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The University of Dayton said it is lifting its requirement for employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine or, if unvaccinated with an exemption, undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

The change comes after the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine requirement for employees at large businesses Thursday.

Some UD students said it was the right choice.

“It follows the Marianist traditions here at the university, freedom of choice, I just feel like they made the right decision following the Supreme Court,” UD student Jacob Leach said.

UD set a goal to have 70% of the campus vaccinated by July 1 in order to ease up on COVID-19 restrictions. As of January 11, 76% of the campus is vaccinated.

“It was pretty important for us to get that status, and if we hadn’t hit that 70 percent rate, we wouldn’t be able to do regular activities like we can right now,” UD student Michael Dayhill said.

Students said they’re not worried about the change.

“I don’t see myself being affected by it, I don’t know if other people care about it, but I just don’t see it affecting my daily life,” Dayhill said.

“I don’t have any issue with it, I feel perfectly safe here,” Leach said.

The deadline for employee vaccinations at the college had been scheduled for Feb. 9. The university said it still recommends vaccinations for workers and students to “protect their own health and the common good.”

For more information on the University of Dayton’s guidelines on COVID-19, click here.