As the Covid-19 vaccines were rolled out, UIS created a policy stating:
“All UIS faculty, staff, volunteers and long-term guests who work on the UIS campus or in off-campus UIS facilities must be fully vaccinated. New hires must be fully vaccinated and show proof thereof, or proof that they have begun the vaccination process, prior to their first scheduled day of work and upload their vaccine record to the Medicat patient portal once their employment begins.”
Effective immediately, employee vaccine records will no longer be stored in Medicat. These records will be stored by HR with other medical records maintained with heightened security measures. New hires should be directed to HR to show proof of vaccination prior to their first day of work. Hiring units should not ask new hires about their vaccine status or ask to see proof of vaccination. Human Resources will be responsible for letting departments know if a new hire is non-compliant and therefore cannot start on their first day.
If you have any questions on this new process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your division liaison.
-Office of Human Resources