Faculty and Staff Vaccine Mandate
All full and part-time faculty and staff of Canisius College must provide the college with proof that they are fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021 at the latest. The policy governing the vaccine mandate is available here and further details will be released in the coming days from the Office of Human Resources.
We intend to utilize a third-party electronic health records provider, Medicat, for the secure upload, maintenance, and reporting of vaccination records for employees. Medicat specializes in health record compliance for colleges and universities and currently supports the college’s student health records. The Medicat system will be open by October 4 and employees will be asked to upload their Covid-19 vaccination information as soon as possible.
In accord with federal standards, medical and religious exemptions to the vaccine requirement will be considered. Individuals seeking an exemption should complete a request for accommodation form (available in the MyCanisius Portal) and submit the form to the Office of Human Resources.
Anyone granted a medical or religious exemption must commit to weekly testing and submit their results. Additional details regarding testing are forthcoming. Violations of the Covid-19 Vaccination Policy may result in appropriate disciplinary measures, up to and including dismissal.
Covid vaccinations are free and readily available at pharmacies and clinics across the region. Click here for a list of vaccination sites. Vaccinations will not be available to faculty or staff through Canisius’ Student Health Center.