The comment period is open on a proposed UC policy requiring COVID vaccinations for anyone accessing UC facilities.
UC is supporting the immunization of its staff, faculty, students, and others as a way to return to in-person operations this fall. The draft policy is being shared now so there is ample time to obtain the vaccine prior to fall. The policy has exemptions for medical or religious reasons.
The details on implementing the policy will be handled by each UC site, including the Lab. This would be effective when at least one COVID vaccine has FDA approval. The policy would apply to the Lab, subject to any superseding federal or DOE contractual mandates.
The policy is under systemwide review, and input from employees is welcome. Comments or questions should be sent to CovidVaccinePolicyComments@ucop.edu no later than May 31, 2021.
In the interim, the UC interim vaccine policy is still in effect. That policy calls for every employee to be educated on the public health benefit of being vaccinated and strongly suggests obtaining a vaccination when available to you.
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