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.
- For medical accommodations, complete the Request for a Medical Accommodation formand submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 13, 2021, or by the date on which you accept an offer of employment at UW−Madison, whichever comes later.
- For religious accommodations, complete the Request for a Religious Accommodation formand submit it to email@example.com by December 13, 2021, or by the date on which you accept an offer of employment at UW−Madison, whichever comes later.
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/