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Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Status Self-Declaration

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to health and safety risks on our campuses and in the community. Public Health officials have stated that vaccination is the most effective tool to prevent serious illness from COVID-19.

Employee wellness and mental health are important to VIU and the university is committed to offering a safe working environment. To support this, VIU has implemented a vaccination self-declaration program. The purpose of this vaccination self-declaration program is to support a safe campus environment through health and safety measures designed to protect students and employees from COVID-19.

VIU community members who are unvaccinated against COVID-19, or who decline to disclose their vaccination status, may be subject to secondary safety measures, such as rapid testing.

Please indicate the most applicable statement in the COVID-19 tab in your Employee Record in the Employee Portal:

a) I have had 2 COVID-19 vaccinations

b) I have had 1 COVID-19 vaccination

c) I have not yet had a COVID-19 vaccination, but plan to

d) I do not plan to get a COVID-19 vaccination

e) I decline to disclose my COVID-19 vaccination status

By ticking the two "I Agree" boxes in the COVID-19 tab in your Employee Record, you agree you have read and acknowledge agreement with the following two items: 

  1. In declaring my COVID-19 vaccination status [in the COVID-19 tab of my Employee Record], I give my consent to Vancouver Island University to collect personal information about my COVID-19 vaccination status to help maximize safe operations on VIU campuses.

  2. I declare that the information that I am providing [in the COVID-19 tab of my Employee Record] about my vaccination status is correct, and that VIU may require me to provide proof of vaccination in the future. I further understand that providing false or misleading information about my vaccination status could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of my employment.