Are W&J faculty & staff required to be vaccinated by the start of the Fall 2021 semester?
Yes, W&J will require that all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated by September 29, 2021. In accordance with W&J’s commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our students and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, the COVID Response Team reviewed recommendations from the W&J Clinical Advisory Panel and local health officials on immunization best practices.
Until individuals are fully vaccinated, we encourage continued masking for safety. Before September 29, 2021, all employees must either (a) establish that they are fully vaccinated; or (b) request an exemption. To establish that they have received a vaccination, employees may present written evidence of immunization from the designated site or from another authorized healthcare provider. The process for uploading your COVID Vaccination Medical Card or for seeking an exemption can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccination Submission and Exemption Page.
Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons must complete a form that can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccination Submission and Exemption Page.