COVID-19 Non-Employee Vaccine Exemptions
Sanford recognizes the importance of creating a safe environment, free of infection/transmission of disease and to protect our patients/residents, employees, licensed independent medical practitioners (MDs, DOs and advanced practice providers (“Providers”)), medical students, volunteers, visitors, and community from exposure to COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees. Individuals who have a medical contraindication to the COVID-19 vaccination may be exempt from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination upon such person’s personal election supported by documentation from their personal provider. Also, individuals who maintain a sincerely held religious belief requiring abstention from receiving the COVID- 19 vaccination may be exempted from receiving vaccination. Medical exemption must be re-assessed/reapproved each year. Therefore, an updated form must be completed on an annual basis.