KALAMAZOO, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – A judge has ruled that four Western Michigan University soccer players will not be removed from the team despite refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

That means a temporary restraining order issued on Aug. 31 will be kept in place indefinitely.
Emily Dahl, Bailey Korhorn, Morgan Otteson, and Hannah Redoute filed the lawsuit after being denied a religious exemption to the vaccine requirement for WMU athletes.

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They were expected to be dismissed from the team if they didn’t get a shot by Aug. 31. However, their scholarships for this school year were not in jeopardy.

No further hearing dates are on the docket.