AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - The Biden Administration announced yesterday, Nov. 10, that federal contractors have until Jan. 18, 2022 to certify that their employees are fully vaccinated.

The previous required date for employees at Auburn University was Dec. 8, so this new Jan. 18 deadline provides ample time for all workers to receive their vaccines and provide proof.

Unvaccinated employees who have not already received a medical or religious accommodation must receive their final vaccination dose - either Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson - by Jan. 4, 2022 in order to be considered "fully vaccinated" by Jan. 18, 2022.

As the upcoming spring semester starts on Jan. 12, the university must hold professors and instructors to the proper standards so they can safely teach in January. By Dec. 15, in order to retain spring semester teaching assignments, all full-time and part-time faculty and undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants must provide one of the following to their Human Resources liaison/verifier:

  • Verification of vaccination.
  • An approved medical or religious exemption email from AA/EEO.
  • Verification of having received at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and documentation of an appointment to receive the second dose by Jan. 4.
  • Documentation of an appointment to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by Jan. 4.
  • Proof of a pending exemption request with AA/EEO.

By Jan. 18, 2022, all employees must submit proof of full vaccination or receive an exemption. Auburn University employees can visit the vaccine protocol website for instructions on how to verify their vaccination status, and AUM employees can visit the vaccine protocol website for instructions on how to verify their vaccination status.