CIA policy requires that all faculty, staff and affiliates receive a COVID-19 vaccination. A religious/moral exemption may be granted if (i) the individual holds sincere religious/moral beliefs that are contrary to the practice of vaccination, (ii) completes this form, and (iii) provides the required documentation to support the exemption request. CIA is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and supportive experience for all and recognizes sincere observance of faith as it pertains to the practice of vaccination.
Religious exemptions must be requested annually. If approved, the exemption will remain in effect for the duration of the current academic year. Individuals with approved exemptions may request to recertify exemptions each year.
Individuals with an approved exemption may be required to comply with COVID-19 testing and other preventive requirements as specified in the exemption approval and as may be updated by later notification and/or posting of requirements on the CIA website. In the event of an outbreak on or near campus, individuals with exemptions may be excluded from all campus facilities and activities in order to protect all unvaccinated members of the CIA community until the outbreak is declared to be over.
CIA will carefully review each request and determine whether the request should be granted. After your request has been reviewed and processed, you will be notified, in writing, whether an exemption has been granted or denied. The decision is final and not subject to appeal. Individuals are permitted to reapply if new documentation and information should become available.
Important Note: Faculty and staff religious/moral vaccination exemptions will be reviewed by the Vice President of Human Resources and Inclusion. Please note that requesting a religious vaccination exemption does not equate to a workplace religious accommodation. If you require religious accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Religious exemption process:
● Read the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information;
● Complete and sign the following page of this form;
● Complete the personal statement form; and
● Submit the completed documents in our vaccine portal .
Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Be sure all forms and documentation are submitted at one time.