Self Certification of Vaccination Status
According to Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), vaccination rates across a college campus heavily influence campus protocols and planning. In addition, Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) requires employers to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm. To that end, OSHA indicates that employers should implement a COVID-19 prevention program. This program includes conducting a hazard assessment; identifying a combination of measures that limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace; adopting measures to ensure that workers who are COVID-19 positive or have been exposed to COVID are separated and sent home from the workplace; and implementing protections from retaliation for workers who raise COVID-19 concerns.
The college is eagerly preparing for a Fall Semester of in-person work, classes, and events. To support a return to these types of activities, Concordia is strongly encouraging all employees and students to be vaccinated. The college has a stated goal of at least an 85% vaccination rate by August 1 for students and employees. Understanding employee vaccination status by July 1, 2021 is important for continued planning and managing into the upcoming fall semester.
We thank you for your continued support as we plan for bringing our community back together!
Please respond to the survey regarding your vaccination status. Your specific information will be a confidential record and will only be accessed by Human Resources Staff when needing to provide instructions for matters such as quarantine and isolation protocols.