Students: All University students to whom this requirement applies must be fully immunized against COVID-19 or meet the requirements for declination by September 1, 2021.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement applies to students who are enrolled in or registered for in-person instruction for any portion of their course load and students who are registered for fully online courses and participate in any in-person University activity or University-provided or sponsored service at all Oregon Tech locations (Klamath Falls, Portland-Metro, Chemeketa, Seattle, and OMIC). For example, a student with all online classes coming to campus to use the library, computer lab or other services; or a student coming on to campus only to play intramural sports must comply with the vaccination requirement. [Note: the Chemeketa and/or Seattle sites may require additional COVID mitigation measures which Oregon Tech students and staff must follow.]
Employees: It is intended that all University employees to whom this requirement applies must be fully immunized against COVID-19 or meet the requirements for declination by September 1, 2021 (or September 16, 2021 for faculty on contracts that are less than 12 months). A new employee with a start date on or after September 1, 2021 must complete the Vaccination Requirement prior to or on the first day of work.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement applies to all university employees, full-time or part-time, including but not limited to faculty, classified and unclassified staff, and student employees, at all campus locations, so long as they will be interacting in-person with individuals outside of their household as part of their employment.
Oregon Tech staff and faculty members will not know an individual’s vaccination status. Supervisors may know if an employee is not in compliance with this requirement.