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Employee Information and Resources for COVID-19

All members of the campus community on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated when at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or after the one-dose vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Per both New York state and CDC guidance, Fisher will accept vaccines that have been approved for emergency use by the CDC (Pfizer, Moderna, Jansen) as well as vaccines listed on the World Health Organization emergency use list [pdf] that have reached a “finalized” status of assessment.

Per guidance from the CDC, individuals who have had COVID-19 should still obtain the vaccine and will be required to do so unless they have a medical or religious exemption.

Vaccine Documentation

In order to be considered fully vaccinated, individuals would have had to obtain a complete immunization (one-shot dose or second shot of two-shot dose). Proof of vaccination must be provided to Fisher. Acceptable proof includes a written certification of vaccination, such as a CDC vaccination card or medical documentation showing the date and type of vaccine administered. Do not include any medical or genetic information with your proof of vaccination. Employees must submit vaccination documentation to Human Resources (

Exemption Requests

To request a medical or religious exemption, contact Exemption requests for the Fall 2022 semester should be submitted by August 1, 2022.

Unvaccinated students and employees who receive a medical or religious exemption will be permitted on campus, but will be required to follow Fisher's policies for unvaccinated individuals. Because this is a requirement, refusal to obtain the vaccine or booster for reasons beyond medical or religious exemptions will be considered a voluntary withdrawal or voluntary resignation.

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

In March 2020, Governor Cuomo established COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave which provides employees in the state with guaranteed job protection and at least 14 days of paid sick leave for the duration of mandatory or precautionary quarantine.

Please note:

  • You are expected to work from home, if able. Please talk with your supervisor for a determination regarding whether or not your work can be performed from home.  If you are able to work from home, you are not eligible for COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave.

COVID-19 Timekeeping/Payroll

If you are able to work from home, you should record time worked as follows, based on your employee classification:

  • If you are a salaried/exempt employee, use “Regular Salary (10)”
  • If you are an hourly/non-exempt employee, use “Regular Hours (020)”

If you are not able to work from home, you should contact HR at to communicate hours that will need to be recorded as COVID Sick Time.

Faculty who do not normally need to report sick time will need to report quarantine time in order to meet the College’s tracking requirements. For information on faculty medical leave and reporting, please contact Human Resources.

Based on your employee classification, other leave options, such as Family Medical Leave (FMLA), NYS Paid Family Leave (PFL), or short-term disability, may be available and may require additional supporting documentation, such as securing a quarantine order from the appropriate agency.

Other Resources

Monroe County Department of Public Health
Phone: (585) 753-5555

New York State Health Department
Phone: (888) 364-3065 (COVID-19 Hotline)

Technology Needs:
If you have technology needs associated with working from home, contact the Office of Information Technology Service Desk, at (585) 385-8016 or