COVID-19 accommodations and/or exemptions
Case Western Reserve University's (CWRU) Office of Equity is committed to providing all faculty, staff and students with equal opportunities to take full advantage of the university's educational, academic, and residential programs and services. CWRU's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requires that all faculty, staff, and students whose work or study requires their presence on campus must establish that they are fully vaccinated, i.e., it has been two weeks since they have received their final dose of an COVID-19 vaccine.
The Office of Equity recognizes that employees with documented disabilities may need assistance or accommodations in order to achieve this objective, and that some employees may require an accommodation that exempts them from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. The Office of Equity is also aware that some students and employees may hold sincere religious, ethical or moral beliefs which prevent them from becoming vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Request for Exemption from COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Medical Request for Exemption from COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirements: If you are a staff or faculty member seeking an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement due to a personal medical condition, please instruct your medical provider to complete the medical accommodation request form and follow the form's instructions for submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 216.368.8805. You will also need to provide information from your health care provider identifying your diagnosis and explaining how your condition prevents you from becoming vaccinated and/or boosted against COVID-19. You must also submit a signed HIPPA Release Form.
Religious Accommodation Request for Exemption from COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirements: If you are a student, staff or faculty member seeking an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement due to a sincerely held religious, moral or ethical belief, please complete the request for COVID-19 religious accommodation form online and follow the form's instructions for submitting it to email@example.com.