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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 – Spring 2022

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

The last day to receive your 1st dose of Moderna to be eligible before the January 2022 vaccination deadline is November 22, 2021. The last day to receive your 2nd dose of Moderna to be eligible before the January 2022 vaccination deadline is December 20, 2021.

The last day to receive your 1st dose of Pfizer to be eligible before the January 2022 vaccination deadline is November 29, 2021. The last day to receive your 2nd dose of Pfizer to be eligible before the January 2022 vaccination deadline is December 20, 2021.

The last day to receive your single dose of Johnson & Johnson to be eligible before the January 2022 vaccination deadline is December 20, 2021.

Vaccination Deadline Timeline

Timeline Questions?

Employees can contact reportconcerns@necc.mass.edu.

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.

Information on how to submit your form will be forthcoming and the process will be ready to launch on the 29th of November. If you are seeking a reasonable accommodation, please consider gathering application documentation and be ready to submit your request as soon as possible, on or after the 29th, in order to allow adequate time for the interactive process to occur. Reach out to hr@necc.mass.edu with any questions.

Download Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (PDF)

Reasonable Accommodation Questions?

Employees can contact hr@necc.mass.edu.

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In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no evening classes today, November 24. There will be no classes on November 25 or November 26 - we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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