After an extensive consultation period, UC's final policy regarding required COVID-19 vaccinations has been approved. For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the policy will require, with few exceptions, that all students, academic employees and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus on or before August 15, 2021.
The policy allows for limited exceptions to COVID-19 vaccination based on a medical exemption, disability accommodation, or religious objection; pregnant individuals may also request a deferral if they wish for the duration of the pregnancy. Contact Dave Ritz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
The policy states that employees who choose not to be vaccinated, and have no approved exemption, accommodation or deferral, potentially put others' health at risk and may face disciplinary actions.
Uploading employee COVID vaccination verification
If you have not already, please upload proof of vaccination by completing this short COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking Status Survey. Information gathered in this survey will only be used by designated Human Resources and Risk Management officials for tracking, reporting and determining workplace safety procedures as policy or law requires.
More information coming
UC is expecting to follow up with additional information on the implementation shortly. We know many of you will have questions or may wish to discuss your individual situations further. Please review the Systemwide - Frequently Asked Questions and contact Dave Ritz (email@example.com) with any questions you may have.
Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy.