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Action Required: Universal Vaccination Policy

Dear All,

As a follow up to President Bradley’s memo yesterday regarding the Universal Vaccination Policy, please read the following information carefully as action is required by all faculty and employees.

All employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they file a medical or religious exemption with Human Resources (HR). Faculty must provide documentation of at least a first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by Friday, August 20. All other employees must document at least their first dose by Friday, August 27.  

Important Note: If you already submitted your proof of vaccination through the vaccine incentive survey before August 9, 2021, and you would like HR to use your previously-submitted proof of vaccination, you must submit this brief release form: go.vassar.edu/vaxsurveyauth.

To provide HR with your vaccination status and proof of vaccination, visit go.vassar.edu/vaxsurvey. With the announcement of the universal vaccination policy, the previously-announced gift card incentive for vaccination is now extended through August 27, 2021.

Vassar will also be offering vaccinations to employees and family members on campus during the week of August 16th.  Additional information about this will be sent later in the week.

For employees who need to submit a religious or medical exemption, the forms can be found at: www.vassar.edu/human-resources/covid-19.  Please submit the completed form to Jovanny Mejia, Benefits Specialist in person or at jmejia@vassar.edu. If you have any questions, you can contact Jovanny at (845) 437-7761. Only HR personnel who routinely handle sensitive employee information, including medical files, will access the information submitted.

As a reminder, unless you have an approved telework request on file in the Workday system, you are expected to return to campus on August 16. Visit the Vassar Together website for updates on Vassar’s COVID-19 protocols.

We are committed to keeping the campus safe and healthy for everyone this coming academic year, and the universal vaccine policy will help us do so. We will continue to monitor all federal and regional health guidelines and will update Vassar’s protocols accordingly.  Thank you for helping keep our community healthy and safe.