The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

CUPA-HR Soundbite: Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines?

Note: See the results of CUPA-HR’s April Snap Poll to find out how institutions are structuring their vaccination policies and the types of incentives they’re offering.

Mandating or strongly recommending COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff raises a host of legal and practical considerations for higher ed employers.

In a recent CUPA-HR webinar presented in cooperation with the American College Health Association, “COVID-19 Vaccines for Faculty and Staff: What Higher Ed Employers Need to Know,” presenters reviewed key issues employers need to consider before adopting a vaccination policy and plan. Listen to a quick soundbite from the webinar below, and visit the webinar page to view the full webinar, presentation slides, sample policies and poll results. This webinar was sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand.

As the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on higher education continue to unfold, CUPA-HR will monitor the situation and share resources — particularly those useful for HR and higher ed administrators. Visit the COVID-19 Resources page for new guidance and information. 


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