As you are aware, at the University of Connecticut and UConn Health, our primary goal during this pandemic is to keep all employees, students, and patients safe. This is particularly important given the rise of the Delta variant and the upcoming start of in-person classes. To this end, we are writing to announce that in addition to our student vaccine mandate, UConn and UConn Health are now requiring that currently active and new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees must show evidence of vaccination by Oct. 15, 2021.
Medical and religious exemptions or limited deferrals may be requested; employees who are granted exemptions or deferrals must be tested weekly.
University leadership came together with the leadership of AAUP at UConn and UConn Health, UHP, UCPEA, and the GEU-Postdocs working collaboratively to achieve this important policy initiative.
FAQs and instructions on how to report your vaccination status to the university, apply for an exemption from this requirement or a deferral, and other details will be sent to employees this week.
The policy can be found here.
Any unvaccinated UConn or UConn Health employee covered by this requirement can schedule their COVID-19 vaccination at UConn Health by calling the UConn Health Vaccine Call Center at 860-679-5589; through your own medical provider if you are not a UConn Health patient; or with another provider identified through the state’s vaccination portal.