Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Effective January 2022, Massachusetts Community College students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit verification of their fully vaccinated status to the College absent an approved reasonable accommodation. This page offers the information Northern Essex Community College employees need to know to familiarize yourself with and to meet the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.
Click here to read statement issued by the fifteen Community College Presidents announcing the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement announced on September 20, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the Massachusetts Community College Vaccine Requirement Employee FAQ page for more information on how the Massachusetts Community College Vaccine requirement will impact you as an employee.
Please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Frequently Asked Questions page for general information on our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements at Northern Essex Community College.
For questions regarding the currently available COVID-19 vaccines, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine page.
COVID-19 Vaccine Policy of the Massachusetts Community College System for Employees
Click the button below to access the complete text of the COVID-19 Vaccine Policy of the Massachusetts Community College System for Employees document.
Information on how to upload verification of vaccination status will be coming soon, and will be communicated via email and this page.Download COVID-19 Vaccine Policy of the Massachusetts Community College System for Employees (PDF)
Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Deadline Timeline
Know Your Dose:
Moderna: 2 Doses, 4 Weeks Between Doses + 2 Weeks = Fully Vaccinated
Pfizer: 2 Doses, 3 Weeks Between Doses + 2 Weeks = Fully Vaccinated
Johnson & Johnson: Single Dose + 2 Weeks = Fully Vaccinated
Employees can contact email@example.com.
Reasonable Accommodations Request
Massachusetts Community College members, including students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit verification of their fully vaccinated status to the College absent an approved reasonable accommodation consistent with the Employee Vaccination Policy.
All requests for reasonable accommodation, including any requests to be exempt from vaccine requirements for medical or religious reasons, will be considered consistent with applicable laws and legal guidance and the Board of Higher Education Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity for the Massachusetts Community Colleges. The College will engage in an interactive process to determine if you are eligible for a reasonable accommodation, and if so, whether the requested accommodation is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship for the College and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the learning and working environment, as applicable.
If unable to submit verification of full vaccination status and seeking a reasonable accommodation to comply with the Employee Vaccination Policy, you should complete and submit this form along with the requested documentation as soon as possible and without delay in order to allow adequate time for the individualized interactive process to occur.
If you are seeking a reasonable accommodation, complete the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and email it along with supporting documentation to HRVax@necc.mass.edu.Download Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (PDF)
Reasonable Accommodation Questions?
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