Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has so far kept his reasons for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine private. However, a new mandate from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will make Rolovich's decision a much more public matter.

On Wednesday, Inslee announced that all staff, faculty, contractors and coaches at the state's pubic schools, colleges and universities must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, unless they have a medical or religious exemption.

Rolovich was the only head coach who did not appear in person at the Pac-12 's football media day last month after the conference mandated that all participants must be fully vaccinated.