SFCC employees (faculty, staff, adjunct faculty, student workers) who work for the college entirely online and do not come onto campus are not required to submit proof of vaccination or an exemption. If these individuals are required to come onto campus for any reason, however, they are required to abide by the SFCC vaccine requirement. A remote worker who DOES have to come on campus for any of their job duties cannot use vaccination status to avoid those on-campus duties.
- Required COVID-19 Testing
Individuals who have a pending or approved Religious or Medical exemption from receiving the vaccine are required to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing.
- Who does this apply to?
SFCC students and employees who have a pending or approved Religious or Medical exemption or accommodation from the vaccine requirement are subject to regular COVID testing and must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test every seven calendar days.
- What tests are accepted?
- Only PCR or NAAT tests will be accepted. Mail-order PCR saliva tests are acceptable. In-home or rapid antigen tests are not acceptable for meeting the testing requirement.
- Where do I get tested?The Covid tests will be at the expense of the student or employee. Please view this NMDOH testing and screening site for testing resources.
- Where do I report my results?Employees and students must submit their test results to…(Needs to be Determined) as soon as they are received, but no later than Friday each week. Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test is due every seven (7) calendar days.
- What if my test results are Positive?If you test positive, you should quarantine yourself, report your positive diagnosis using instructions available on SFCC’s contact tracing site.
All SFCC students and employees are required to be vaccinated to attend the FEC after the vaccine requirement has gone into effect. In addition, drop-in visitors to the FEC must provide proof of vaccination to FEC welcome staff when checking in.
Yes. Because the Pfizer vaccine has been granted full FDA approval, the only permitted exemptions from the vaccine requirement after January 6, 2022 will be for health conditions or religious beliefs. Any unvaccinated faculty, staff, or tenant remaining unvaccinated is required to request an exemption, refer to “Exemption Requirements and Requests” on https://www.sfcc.edu/covid/vax-requirement/
Faculty and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated as soon as possible to avoid not meeting the vaccine requirement deadline. Faculty and staff who are not able to meet the vaccination deadline due to a recent COVID-19 diagnosis are required to get vaccinated as soon as they have met the appropriate window of time following their COVID-19 diagnosis.
You and your supervisor will receive notification of non-compliance.
You may request 30 days of leave without pay to get in compliance, although your supervisor may not be able to approve this Leave Without Pay if the supervisor determines that vital work will not be done.
If you are approved to be on a Leave Without Pay status, you cannot remote work and cannot use paid leave options (e.g., sick, annual, or personal leave).
You and your supervisor will receive notification that you are not in compliance. At that time, you will receive a Notice of Intended Disciplinary Action as provided for under 4-2: Employee Corrective Action and Disciplinary Action Policy, which enables you to schedule a meeting with your supervisor and the Director of Human Resources to provide any additional information you think is needed to understand why you were not able to come into compliance by January 6. In accordance with Policy 4-2, thereafter the Office of Human Resources will notify you and your supervisor of their determination regarding your status. You will remain on Leave Without Pay until the Office of Human Resources has made a determination.
You will upload your proof of vaccine via the SFCC Health Screener app and wait to receive approval to return to campus from the Office of Human Resources.
If your documents are approved, you can access the campus. You will need to coordinate with your supervisor before you return to campus as they have made arrangements for your absence and may need time to coordinate your return.
Because you demonstrated the effort to come into compliance with the vaccination requirement, you have the following options:
- You must continue to stay off campus.
- You may request to work fully remotely (if your position allows remote work). Your supervisor will determine if this will be allowed.
- You may utilize leave options such as annual and personal leave (not sick leave).
- You may request an additional 30 days of Leave Without Pay.
Once you are fully vaccinated, upload your proof of vaccination, wait for the approval of your documentation, and contact your supervisor to coordinate your return to campus.
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