Dear Faculty and Staff,
The University requires students and employees to submit vaccination documentation (i.e.,vaccination card) or participate in mandatory testing. This requirement to provide vaccination records or test regularly is part of our priority to Shield Our Spartans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, approximately 2,000 employees have uploaded proof of vaccination, which exempts them from the mandatory testing program. If you haven’t yet uploaded your proof of vaccination, you may still do so by logging into the UNCG Vaccine Portal. This is a secure, encrypted portal that will require you to authenticate (using your UNCG username and password) before you can submit your COVID-19 vaccine record. If you have already uploaded your proof of vaccination, no further action is required.
You will need to be completely vaccinated to be exempt from testing. You are considered completely vaccinated following one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Once an employee becomes completely vaccinated and submits their proof of vaccination into the UNCG Vaccine Portal, they will be removed from the testing program and will not be required to be tested.
Mandatory testing for employees is expected to begin the week of October 18th. At that time employees who have not uploaded proof of vaccination will be required to be tested and will receive an email notifying them of when they are required to get tested. The mandatory testing frequency will be no more than once a week and will depend on COVID-19 rates on campus and in the community. Employees will be provided an opportunity to test on campus at no charge. Employees who test off campus will be responsible for any charges incurred.
The requirement to submit proof of vaccination or participate in mandatory testing applies to all UNCG employees including faculty, staff, and temporary employees regardless of their physical work location. Employees who believe they may need an accommodation to the testing process should contact Patricia Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org, in the Human Resources Department, for assistance. If you have any questions regarding this program, please ask your supervisor, view our FAQs, or submit a question using the UNCG COVID-19 Questions Portal.
Getting vaccinated is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus. The vaccine is available at Student Health Services. If you would like to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, please call 336-334-5340.