An employee who does not get a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, submit their vaccination record, or have an approved exemption by 11:59 p.m., Dec. 5, 2021, will no longer be able to work. At that time, the employee will use their personal, non-sick leave accruals. When all applicable accruals are exhausted, the employee will be transitioned to a personal leave of absence without pay. Please note that the employee will be required to pay their share of insurance premiums in accordance with applicable billing procedures while on leave without pay.
An employee who chooses to get vaccinated with a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine after 11:59 p.m., Dec. 5, 2021, will be eligible to return to work immediately. An employee who chooses to get vaccinated with a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine after 11:59 p.m., Dec. 5, 2021, will be eligible to return to work only after receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
The employee will be reinstated into their previous work assignment if it is still available. If the employee’s previous work assignment is not available, the employee will remain on leave using their personal, non-sick leave accruals or leave of absence without pay while applying for other positions at UTMB.