COVID-19 Employee Information and Resources


RIT Vaccination Requirements

Recognizing that some members of our community or their loved ones are more susceptible to severe illness, we continue to strongly urge everyone to stay up to date with immunizations, boosters and masking when appropriate or asked.  New vaccine strategies are under development and we will continue to monitor their progress. In light of this, RIT will no longer require a COVID-19 vaccination for students, employees and extended visitors (including temporary employees from outside agencies).

RIT's main source for COVID related information is on the RIT Ready website.


Q. Are former employees eligible for rehire if they did not adhere to the original vaccination policy?
A.  Former employees are eligible to apply to positions through the standard application process.
Q. Will new hires in progress be required to sign updated offer letters?
A.  A new offer letter is not required. 
Q.  Will the current job postings be updated to remove the vaccination requirement information?
A.  Yes, the current jobs that are posted have been updated to remove the vaccination requirement information.
Q.  Are employees still eligible to receive paid time off to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination or booster?
A.  Employees can receive up to four hours of paid time off from work to receive the vaccine (including third shots and booster shots) during scheduled work hours without having to use their sick or vacation time. 
Q.  Are temporary employees hired through an agency required to have a COVID-19 vaccination or booster?
A.  No, the vaccination requirement is no longer required for agency temporary employees or any visitors to campus.


Guidance for employees affected by COVID

COVID-19 Symptom/Exposure/Absence Reporting Process Information for Employees

Pay Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic



Benefits and Support

Employee Benefits Information for COVID-19 provides general information about benefits updates related to the pandemic.

Dependent and Childcare Resources provides a list of available resources to assist families in navigating this challenging moment in time.