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In light of the ongoing issue of religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements, The Timberwolves and the Minnesota Timberwolves have extended a personal exemption request deadline to Nov. 30, 2018, in order to assist the Minnesota Family Council with its appeal of the Minnesota Department of Health’s judgment.
As a result of the ongoing appeal and ongoing events, we have been unable to comment on the specific issue under appeal or offer further clarity, but we do take the importance of our policy very seriously. Our concern and support for all players, coaches and staff in our organizations is unwavering.
Minnesota Timberwolves: A Matter of Individual Rights To help assure our policy remains fair, open and applicable to all, we have extended the deadline for a request for a personal exemption form through November 30, 2018. The definition of ‘Person’ in the policy has been broadened to include “chosen member of the basketball program” and we believe this better reflects the overall size and nature of our organization.
As always, we are glad to accommodate legitimate requests for exemptions that meet the criteria for exemption in the Minnesota Health Department’s medical report or will fit within the guidelines of other vaccinations available in our community. To the extent that any individual or party have questions or concerns, please consider that we are committed to a frank discussion of the purpose and risks of vaccinations, which ultimately should allow us to better protect the health of our players, coaches and staff. We also will continue to offer testing programs and educational material to our players and staff, as well as proactively tell the Minnesota Family Council when there are no medical or medical grounds for claiming an exemption.