COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Bard College Employees
Bard College is a fully vaccinated campus, requiring that all students, faculty, and staff be fully vaccinated. In accordance with CDC guidance that everyone 18 years and older should receive a booster, we now require that all students, faculty, and staff receive a vaccine booster.
Faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated with a booster within 30 days of eligibility. Individuals who received Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are eligible to receive a booster dose six months after their last dose. Those who received Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine are eligible to receive a booster dose two months after your original dose. Boosters are widely available at vaccination sites nationwide.
Proof of vaccination and booster should be submitted to [email protected]. This documentation will be kept confidential and secured separately from employee records.
For those who have not yet been vaccinated or boosted, a comprehensive list of vaccination sites can be found at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov. COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, free of charge, throughout New York State, including at pharmacies, grocery stores, and medical offices. If you have trouble locating a facility, you may reach out to your primary care doctor or contact [email protected] directly for assistance.
Employees who wish to request a medical or religious exemption may submit an Exemption Request Form with supporting documentation to Kimberly Alexander, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. All submissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Individuals will be notified by email whether their exemption request is approved or if additional information is needed as part of the interactive review process.
Please feel free to email the Office of Human Resources at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Vaccine Exemption Request Form (PDF)
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Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.