Faculty and Staff Vaccination Requirement Questions and Answers
It is vital that as many people as possible are vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect vulnerable members of our community, including colleagues and loved ones who may be unable to be vaccinated or may be immunocompromised. Our entire community is safer when more people are vaccinated and having as many community members vaccinated will allow us to fulfill the mission of our institution more fully. Many colleges and universities, as well as other employers, are requiring that employees be vaccinated, based on guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Brandeis will accept all vaccines that have received either Emergency Use Authorization or final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, as well as those vaccines with an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization.
Medical or religious exemptions must be submitted via the Campus Passport by Aug. 6.
Brandeis will not grant exemptions to this policy for philosophical reasons. To receive an exemption, you must share proof that a medical condition prevents you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, or demonstrate a sincerely-held religious objection to the vaccine.
No. As Brandeis scales up on-campus operations in the coming months, almost all employees with very few exceptions will be expected to return to campus on at least a limited basis. As a result, all Brandeis employees who need to access campus to perform their jobs are required to be fully vaccinated, unless they receive a medical or religious exemption.
All vaccination information will be stored on a secured server separate from other personnel files; only authorized personnel will have access to these records on a limited basis for required business purposes.
As of August 26, staff or faculty without approved exemptions who have not uploaded proof of their vaccinated status will not be allowed to access campus. Employees who need to access campus in order to perform their job duties will not be able to do so and may be removed from their positions.
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