Reasonable accommodations may be available for individuals who are granted an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be granted to employees (1) who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical condition or disability; or (2) based on the employee’s sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
Conditions upon which a medical or disability-based exemption may be granted include, but are not limited to, an employee who has or may have a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, immediately after a first vaccine dose or to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine. Requests for a religious exemption must be based upon a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, including those contrary to the practice of immunization. Social, political, or economic philosophies or personal preferences to immunizations do not justify an exemption. Further information on this is located on the HR website RIT Accommodation Policies.