Yes. On August 26, University of Rochester leadership announced that all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. This policy is effective Monday, September 27, 2021, at 5 p.m. and applies to all faculty and staff at the University of Rochester and the University of Rochester Medical Center, including healthcare system employees as defined by NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH). Exemptions will be considered per University guidelines and consistent with NYSDOH guidance. This requirement reflects the University’s ongoing commitment to the health and safety of every member of our community, which is our top priority. Students at the University are already required to be vaccinated.
Read the full update that University and Medical Center leadership shared with faculty and staff related to requirements for healthcare workers.