Vaccination Mandate for All Employees

On November 11th, the Chancellor’s Office sent an email providing information about an employee vaccination mandate as a result of an Executive Order issued by President Biden.

The Chancellor’s email stated that all employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious accommodation exempting them from the requirement. This includes student hourly employees.

  • This includes employee who are working in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid status
  • If you receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine you must receive your shot by January 4th
  • If you receive Moderna, you must receive your first shot by December 7th and your second shot by January 4th
  • If you receive Pfizer, you must receive your first shot by December 14th and your second shot by January 4th.

How to request a medical or religious accommodation to be exempt from the requirement

Per federal guidance, employees who provide information that qualifies them for a medical or religious accommodation will be exempt from the vaccination requirement.  All exemption requests will go through the campus Office of Human Resources, not University Housing HR.

Anyone who receives an accommodation will be required to test weekly for COVID-19 through a process determined by UW–Madison.

The Chancellor’s full email message from November 11th, including translations, can be found here: https://news.wisc.edu/83638-2/.

UW-Madison has created a Frequently Asked Questions webpage with more information here: https://covidresponse.wisc.edu/employee-vaccine-requirement/