Faculty and staff members in the University of Virginia’s Academic Division must report their COVID-19 vaccination status no later than July 23 if they have not already done so.
As University leaders outlined last month, all faculty and staff members must either provide proof of vaccination or agree to prevalence testing requirements, including at least weekly mandatory saliva PCR testing. Employees can update their vaccination status in Workday; required testing for those who do not report being vaccinated will begin Aug. 2. All faculty and staff are expected to be vaccinated unless they have a medical or religious reason not to get the vaccine.
“Vaccination of our University community members is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and the return to regular, in-person experiences,” UVA Provost Liz Magill and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J.J. Davis wrote in the email, sent Monday to employees who have not yet updated their vaccination status. “Thank you for your participation in this important effort to help keep our University community members safe and healthy.”
UVA Human Resources has a guide showing employees how to provide proof of vaccination and outlining prevalence testing requirements.
Anyone wishing to be vaccinated can make an appointment by calling 434-297-4829.
All students who wish to live and work in-person at UVA during the 2021-22 academic year are required to be vaccinated, and were required to upload proof of vaccination to the Healthy Hoos Patient Portal by July 1, unless they were granted a medical or religious exemption. If they were granted an exemption, they will be subject to weekly prevalence testing requirements similar to faculty and staff members. UVA Health has communicated directly with its employees about additional policies and requirements to ensure the safest possible environment for patients and employees.
More information about the University’s vaccination policy is available here, along with answers to frequently asked questions.