To Comply with the vaccination policy, begin here: 

NEW — Booster requirement: On Dec. 28, 2021, the university announced that COVID-19 booster shots would be required as part of its Vaccination Program Requirement. OSU requires that all students and employees not eligible for an exemption be up-to-date on their vaccination sequences. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) defines being up-to-date as having received a booster or a second vaccine dose of Moderna within the past six months; a booster or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine within the past five months; or receipt of an initial dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past two months.

All OSU students and employees who are currently eligible for their booster must be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccine doses by Feb. 15, 2022. Please upload your proof of up-to-date vaccination on SHS’s secure Patient Portal. OSU students and employees who are not yet eligible for boosters are required to obtain their booster within 30 days after becoming eligible. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn more about booster eligibility.

 

Updated for OSU Employees: Recent federal Executive Order 14042 requires all federal contractors and subcontractors have a fully vaccinated workforce to fight COVID-19. Because Oregon State University has many and various federal contracts and subcontracts, all OSU employees — including student workers — regardless of whether they perform their duties on-site or remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022.

The updated OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement applies to all university employees, full-time or part-time, including but not limited to academic faculty, professional faculty, academic wage appointments, classified staff, graduate assistants, and student employees, though exceptions are allowed based on medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.

In compliance with this Executive Order, OSU employees, including student employees, must now provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees who previously claimed an exemption must either become fully vaccinated or go through a new exception process. For questions regarding this policy please email [email protected].

Students who are not employed by OSU will remain under OSU’s policy effective Sept. 15, 2021, which is only for those who are on-site or engaging in an on-site activity (see the section below titled OSU Students for details).

For frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Students

NEW — Booster requirement: On Dec. 28, 2021, the university announced that COVID-19 booster shots would be required as part of its Vaccination Program Requirement. OSU requires that all students and employees not eligible for an exemption be up-to-date on their vaccination sequences. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) defines being up-to-date as having received a booster or a second vaccine dose of Moderna within the past six months; a booster or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine within the past five months; or receipt of an initial dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past two months.

All OSU students and employees who are currently eligible for their booster must be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccine doses by Feb. 15, 2022. Please upload your proof of up-to-date vaccination on SHS’s secure Patient Portal. OSU students and employees who are not yet eligible for boosters are required to obtain their booster within 30 days after becoming eligible. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn more about booster eligibility.

Defined as students who are not university employees and whose courses are entirely online and involve no in-person engagement with individuals outside of their households, as long as they do not otherwise engage in any in-person university-sponsored activity. Note: If students engage in-person with individuals outside of their households as part of their coursework or university-sponsored activity, the student requirement applies regardless of whether OSU owns or manages the property where the in-person engagement takes place.

Confirming Vaccination

Once you have your vaccine card, please click here to access the Patient Portal, look for the following button on the front page and enter your information.

 

PLEASE NOTE

You will need to upload your COVID vaccination card AND add the dates and information for each booster shot on your card. To do this, please follow the following steps:

Step 1:

Upload a copy of your COVID vaccination card. To upload a copy of your card, click the “Enter my COVID-19 Vaccination Information” button, then click the green “Upload” button. Once completed, you will see an icon-sized version of your card in that section. When you get your booster, you will need to upload a new copy of your card to verify that dose.

Step 2:

Upload an updated copy of your COVID vaccination card with your booster shot information. Under the “COVID-19 Vaccination History” section, click “Add Immunization”, and add an event with the information from each COVID-19 vaccination booster dose. Please note: when you get your booster shot you will need to return to this section to add that event to the list.

Your vaccination will only be considered “verified” when BOTH the card upload and Vaccination History sections are complete.

Completed COVID-19 Vaccination Information should look similar to this:

To confirm with attestation, please fill out and submit this form

Claiming Exemption from Vaccination

IF YOU ARE FACULTY/STAFF AND YOU SUBMIT THIS EXEMPTION FORM, YOUR RESPONSE WILL NOT BE RECORDED. Please navigate here for Staff/Faculty response.

For students seeking Medical or Non-Medical Exemption (for a religious or philosophical belief that does not agree with the COVID-19 vaccination policy) please complete the following:

 

Reasons for Medical Exemption:

  • Allergy to a component of a vaccine
  • Anaphylactic reaction from the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Other medical condition where your care provider advises you to not be vaccinated

 

NOTE: If you receive an error message after completing your waiver, please check your patient portal within the next week to ensure compliance has been met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Student Employees

NEW — Booster requirement: On Dec. 28, 2021, the university announced that COVID-19 booster shots would be required as part of its Vaccination Program Requirement. OSU requires that all students and employees not eligible for an exemption be up-to-date on their vaccination sequences. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) defines being up-to-date as having received a booster or a second vaccine dose of Moderna within the past six months; a booster or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine within the past five months; or receipt of an initial dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past two months.

All OSU students and employees who are currently eligible for their booster must be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccine doses by Feb. 15, 2022. Please upload your proof of up-to-date vaccination on SHS’s secure Patient Portal. OSU students and employees who are not yet eligible for boosters are required to obtain their booster within 30 days after becoming eligible. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn more about booster eligibility.

On Oct. 27, 2021, we announced revisions to our vaccination program due to  White House Executive Order 14042 on Sept. 9, 2021.  The Executive Order was directed at federal contractors, which includes OSU, making Jan. 4, 2022, the new deadline for our employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Program Requirement continues to require that you upload your proof of vaccination to the secure portal by midnight on Jan. 4, 2022. Updated requests for exceptions should already be in process (or submitted ASAP). Please contact [email protected] with questions.

Recent federal Executive Order 14042 required all federal contractors and subcontractors have a fully vaccinated workforce to fight COVID-19, among other public health measures. The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force subsequently issued guidance to federal contractors on how to implement this new, expansive order. Although the vaccine requirement aspect of the Executive Order is paused nationwide as of Dec. 7, 2021 (due to an order by a federal judge in Georgia) we anticipate this pause is temporary and OSU will need to be ready for compliance. Other parts of the Order and guidance that  required a federal contractor workplace to have unvaccinated employees wear face coverings and to physically distance. These requirements presuppose that OSU is aware of the vaccination status of our workforce, including student-workers. For these reasons, and in light of the prevalence and severity of the Delta variant and future variants that will pose risks to our community, OSU is planning to stay the course on its current COVID-19 vaccinations policy.  If we make any changes, for example due to further federal court activity or guidance from the Task Force that impact OSU policy, we will communicate about any revised expectations.  Please continue to follow public health strategies to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community. The work you do on behalf of the students and communities we serve is important – as are you.

The updated OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement applies to all university employees, full-time or part-time, including but not limited to academic faculty, professional faculty, academic wage appointments, classified staff, graduate assistants and student employees, though exceptions are allowed when based on (1) medical or disability reasons or (2) sincerely held religious beliefs.

Formal compliance measures based on individuals’ status with the updated OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement, per the Oct. 27, 2021 message, will not be in effect prior to Jan. 4, 2022. Employees who are neither fully vaccinated nor approved under an exception process must continue testing weekly until further notice.

Employee Questions

Do you work outside of the State of Oregon?  Please contact [email protected] with details of your location.

For other questions, we also encourage you to review answers on our Frequently Asked Questions website.

Exclusions

Law Enforcement Professionals (per ORS 433.416).

Confirming Your Vaccination

Once you have your vaccine card, please click here to access the Patient Portal, look for the following button on the front page and enter your information.

 

PLEASE NOTE

You will need to upload your COVID vaccination card AND add the dates and information for each booster shot on your card. To do this, please follow the following steps:

Step 1:

Upload a copy of your COVID vaccination card. To upload a copy of your card, click the “Enter my COVID-19 Vaccination Information” button, then click the green “Upload” button. Once completed, you will see an icon-sized version of your card in that section. When you get your booster, you will need to upload a new copy of your card to verify that dose.

Step 2:

Upload an updated copy of your COVID vaccination card with your booster shot information. Under the “COVID-19 Vaccination History” section, click “Add Immunization”, and add an event with the information from each COVID-19 vaccination booster dose. Please note: when you get your booster shot you will need to return to this section to add that event to the list.

Your vaccination will only be considered “verified” when BOTH the card upload and Vaccination History sections are complete.

Completed COVID-19 Vaccination Information should look similar to this:

Claiming Exception from Vaccination

 to claim a medical exception, please do the following:

To claim a religious exception, complete the EOA Form for a religious accommodation. EOA will review the form and email you back with an answer as soon as possible.

OSU Faculty and Staff

NEW — Booster requirement: On Dec. 28, 2021, the university announced that COVID-19 booster shots would be required as part of its Vaccination Program Requirement. OSU requires that all students and employees not eligible for an exemption be up-to-date on their vaccination sequences. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) defines being up-to-date as having received a booster or a second vaccine dose of Moderna within the past six months; a booster or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine within the past five months; or receipt of an initial dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past two months.

All OSU students and employees who are currently eligible for their booster must be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccine doses by Feb. 15, 2022. Please upload your proof of up-to-date vaccination on SHS’s secure Patient Portal. OSU students and employees who are not yet eligible for boosters are required to obtain their booster within 30 days after becoming eligible. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn more about booster eligibility.

On Oct. 27, 2021, we announced revisions to our vaccination program due to  White House Executive Order 14042 on Sept. 9, 2021.  The Executive Order was directed at federal contractors, which includes OSU, making Jan. 4, 2022, the new deadline for our employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Program Requirement continues to require that you upload your proof of vaccination to the secure portal by midnight on Jan. 4, 2022. Updated requests for exceptions should already be in process (or submitted ASAP). Please contact [email protected] with questions.

Recent federal Executive Order 14042 required all federal contractors and subcontractors have a fully vaccinated workforce to fight COVID-19, among other public health measures. The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force subsequently issued guidance to federal contractors on how to implement this new, expansive order. Although the vaccine requirement aspect of the Executive Order is paused nationwide as of Dec. 7, 2021 (due to an order by a federal judge in Georgia) we anticipate this pause is temporary and OSU will need to be ready for compliance. Other parts of the Order and guidance thatrequired a federal contractor workplace to have unvaccinated employees wear face coverings and to physically distance. These requirements presuppose that OSU is aware of the vaccination status of our workforce, including student-workers. For these reasons, and in light of the prevalence and severity of the Delta variant and future variants that will pose risks to our community, OSU is planning to stay the course on its current COVID-19 vaccinations policy.  If we make any changes, for example due to further federal court activity or guidance from the Task Force that impact OSU policy, we will communicate about any revised expectations.  Please continue to follow public health strategies to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community. The work you do on behalf of the students and communities we serve is important – as are you.

The updated OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement applies to all university employees, full-time or part-time, including but not limited to academic faculty, professional faculty, academic wage appointments, classified staff, graduate assistants and student employees, though exceptions are allowed when based on (1) medical or disability reasons or (2) sincerely held religious beliefs.

Formal compliance measures based on individuals’ status with the updated OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement, per the Oct. 27, 2021 message, will not be in effect prior to Jan. 4, 2022. Employees who are neither fully vaccinated nor approved under an exception process must continue testing weekly until further notice.

Employee Questions

Do you work outside of the State of Oregon?  Please contact [email protected] with details of your location.

For other questions, we also encourage you to review answers on our Frequently Asked Questions website.

Exclusions

Law Enforcement Professionals (per ORS 433.416).

Confirming Your Vaccination

Once you have your vaccine card, please click here to access the Patient Portal, look for the following button on the front page and enter your information.

PLEASE NOTE

You will need to upload your COVID vaccination card AND add the dates and information for each booster shot on your card. To do this, please follow the following steps:

Step 1:

Upload a copy of your COVID vaccination card. To upload a copy of your card, click the “Enter my COVID-19 Vaccination Information” button, then click the green “Upload” button. Once completed, you will see an icon-sized version of your card in that section. When you get your booster, you will need to upload a new copy of your card to verify that dose.

Step 2:

Upload an updated copy of your COVID vaccination card with your booster shot information. Under the “COVID-19 Vaccination History” section, click “Add Immunization”, and add an event with the information from each COVID-19 vaccination booster dose. Please note: when you get your booster shot you will need to return to this section to add that event to the list.

Your vaccination will only be considered “verified” when BOTH the card upload and Vaccination History sections are complete.

Completed COVID-19 Vaccination Information should look similar to this:

Claiming Exception from Vaccination

 to claim a medical exception, please do the following:

To claim a religious exception, complete the EOA Form for a religious accommodation. EOA will review the form and email you back with an answer as soon as possible.