Chancellor Judy C. Miner sent the following message via email to Foothill-De Anza district employees.
May 24, 2021
On May 18, Santa Clara County mandated that “all businesses and governmental entities determine the COVID-19 vaccination status of their employees, contractors, volunteers, and others who regularly work onsite.”
To meet this requirement, please complete the very brief survey linked below no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 26:
[Survey link not included because the survey is uniquely linked for each employee]
The system will automatically record your name and CWID. People who indicate they are unvaccinated as defined by the County will receive this survey every 14 days to update their status accordingly.
Although the district is not currently requiring employees to be vaccinated, you may request an exemption from vaccination as described below:
- Medical Exemption: due to a medical (including mental health) condition for which an Approved Vaccine presents a significant risk of a serious adverse reaction. The District may ask that a medical Exemption be verified by a certified or licensed healthcare professional.
- Religious Exemption: due to either (i) a person's sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice, which includes any traditionally recognized religion, or (ii) beliefs, observances, or practices which an individual sincerely holds and that occupy a place of importance in that individual's life, comparable to that of traditionally recognized religions.
Please contact Myisha Washington in Human Resources to request an accommodation if either of the exemptions listed above are applicable to you.
Thank you for your assistance in meeting this county mandate. We expect to verify a high rate of vaccination among our employees, thereby increasing confidence in the safety of return to campus activities.