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November 2021 Communications

November 30 - COVID and Flu Vaccinations On Campus

In a continued effort to keep our campus and community safe, the University of Memphis is partnering with Baptist Medical Group (BMG) to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on our campus through the fall semester. BMG will provide the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

The UofM Student Health Center is offering flu shots for students. See details below.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccinations will be on the first floor of the Maxine A. Smith University Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:

Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. If you have already scheduled your second dose with BMG, you do not need to register again.

Review information regarding booster eligibility > 

  • According to CDC guidelines, faculty and staff are eligible for boosters.
  • Student employees and on-campus residents are eligible.
  • Students who have the following underlying conditions are also eligible.

Faculty, staff and students who receive their vaccination at an on-campus event will be eligible to receive a Chick-fil-A meal coupon and select Tiger merchandise from our bookstore. To redeem, you must present your valid University ID and a copy of your CDC vaccination card from the campus location with that week's date.
 
For any questions regarding this vaccine distribution, please call 901.227.TEST (8378). In an effort to support our faculty and staff that have yet to be vaccinated, we are providing up to two hours of administrative leave for each dose. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.

As a public university in Tennessee, we are not able to require vaccinations for students. That authority rests with the Governor and Tennessee Legislature. The University recently shared information regarding Executive Order 14042, an order requiring that all employees of organizations that perform work for the federal government (federal contractors) provide proof of being fully vaccinated no later than Jan. 4, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or religious belief.

To comply with the original executive order date of January 4:

  • You will need to receive your first dose of the Moderna two-dose vaccine no later than Dec. 7, 2021, or the Pfizer two-dose vaccine no later than Dec. 14, 2021, and your second dose of either vaccine no later than Jan. 4, 2022. 
  • If you opt to get the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine, the deadline would be no later than Jan. 4, 2022. 

Flu Vaccinations

Flu shots are now available for students at the Student Health Center.

To receive a flu shot, schedule an appointment in MyPatientPortal. You must present your University of Memphis Student ID card at your appointment.

If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment, please call the Student Health Center at 901.678.2287. 

Learn more about the flu and flu shots >

COVID-19 testing is also available on campus. For testing details, vaccine information and the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, visit memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates.


November 23 - Vaccine Reminder

Dear Faculty, Staff and Student Employees:
 
This will serve as a reminder that the University of Memphis, a federal contractor, is required to comply with the October 21 Executive Order 14042 regarding vaccines. 
 
To comply with the Executive Order, UofM is required to produce vaccine documentation for ALL employees. This includes all full-time and part-time faculty and staff, including adjunct faculty, temporary employees, graduate assistants and student workers. This also includes offsite workers. Exceptions are permitted for those who have an approved medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs. The mandate specifies the final vaccination must be administered by January 4, 2022. As such, employees should securely upload confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccination records via this portal. Employees must receive the vaccine dosages as outlined below, based on which vaccination they choose, to meet the January 4 deadline:

  Moderna Pfizer Johnson & Johnson
1st Vaccination Dec. 7 Dec. 14 Jan. 4
2nd Vaccination Jan. 4 Jan. 4 N/A


Those seeking a medical or religious exemption can submit the application along with appropriate documentation to hrbp@memphis.edu. Please begin that process as soon as possible to receive confirmation of approval prior to the January 4 deadline.

As a reminder, all employees are eligible for two hours of paid leave to receive each vaccination. For your convenience, the University is offering vaccinations on campus. Additionally, you may find local sites offering vaccines at covid19.memphistn.gov.
 
For any further questions or clarification, please contact Human Resources at vaccine@memphis.edu

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, testing details and vaccine information, visit memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates.


November 17 - COVID and Flu Vaccinations On Campus

In a continued effort to keep our campus and community safe, the University of Memphis is partnering with Baptist Medical Group (BMG) to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on our campus through the fall semester. BMG will provide the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

The UofM Student Health Center is offering flu shots for students. See details below.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccinations will be on the first floor of the Maxine A. Smith University Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:

Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. If you have already scheduled your second dose with BMG, you do not need to register again.

Review information regarding booster eligibility > 

  • According to CDC guidelines, faculty and staff are eligible for boosters.
  • Student employees and on-campus residents are eligible.
  • Students who have the following underlying conditions are also eligible.

Faculty, staff and students who receive their vaccination at an on-campus event will be eligible to receive a Chick-fil-A meal coupon and select Tiger merchandise from our bookstore. To redeem, you must present your valid University ID and a copy of your CDC vaccination card from the campus location with that week's date.
 
For any questions regarding this vaccine distribution, please call 901.227.TEST (8378). In an effort to support our faculty and staff that have yet to be vaccinated, we are providing up to two hours of administrative leave for each dose. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.

As a public university in Tennessee, we are not able to require vaccinations for students. That authority rests with the Governor and Tennessee Legislature. The University recently shared information regarding Executive Order 14042, an order requiring that all employees of organizations that perform work for the federal government (federal contractors) provide proof of being fully vaccinated no later than Jan. 4, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or religious belief.

To comply with the original executive order date of January 4:

  • You will need to receive your first dose of the Moderna two-dose vaccine no later than Dec. 7, 2021, or the Pfizer two-dose vaccine no later than Dec. 14, 2021, and your second dose of either vaccine no later than Jan. 4, 2022. 
  • If you opt to get the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine, the deadline would be no later than Jan. 4, 2022. 

Flu Vaccinations

Flu shots are now available for students at the Student Health Center.

To receive a flu shot, schedule an appointment in MyPatientPortal. You must present your University of Memphis Student ID card at your appointment.

If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment, please call the Student Health Center at 901.678.2287. 

Learn more about the flu and flu shots >

COVID-19 testing is also available on campus. For testing details, vaccine information and the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, visit memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates.


November 16 - Executive Order 14042 Vaccine Mandate

Dear Faculty, Staff and Student Employees:
 
On October 21, our campus issued a communication regarding Executive Order 14042. We now have confirmation that this mandate will apply to the University of Memphis. As a federal contractor, we are required to provide proof of vaccinations for all employees at the UofM. This includes all full-time and part-time faculty and staff, including adjunct faculty, temporary employees, graduate assistants and student workers. This also includes offsite workers. Exceptions are permitted for those who have an approved medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs. The mandate specifies the final vaccination must be administered by January 4, 2022.
 
The University is required to produce vaccine documentation for employees. As such, employees should securely upload confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccination records via this portal. Employees must receive the vaccine dosages as outlined below, based on which vaccination they choose, to meet the January 4 deadline:

  Moderna Pfizer Johnson & Johnson
1st Vaccination Dec. 7 Dec. 14 Jan. 4
2nd Vaccination Jan. 4 Jan. 4 N/A

 

Those seeking a medical or religious exemption can submit the application along with appropriate documentation to hrbp@memphis.edu. Please begin that process as soon as possible to receive confirmation of approval prior to the January 4 deadline.

As a reminder, all employees are eligible for two hours of paid leave to receive each vaccination. For your convenience, the University is offering vaccinations on campus. Additionally, you may find local sites offering vaccines at covid19.memphistn.gov.
 
For any further questions or clarification, please contact Human Resources at vaccine@memphis.edu

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, testing details and vaccine information, visit memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates.


November 2 - Vaccinations On Campus

In a continued effort to keep our campus and community safe, the University of Memphis is partnering with Baptist Medical Group (BMG) to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on our campus through the fall semester. BMG will provide the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

Vaccinations will be on the first floor of the University Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:

Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. If you have already scheduled your second dose with BMG, you do not need to register again.

Review information regarding booster eligibility > 

  • According to CDC guidelines, faculty and staff are eligible for boosters.
  • Student employees and on-campus residents are eligible.
  • Students who have the following underlying conditions are also eligible.

Faculty, staff and students who receive their vaccination at an on-campus event will be eligible to receive a Chick-fil-A meal coupon and select Tiger merchandise from our bookstore. To redeem, you must present your valid University ID and a copy of your CDC vaccination card from the campus location with that week's date.
 
For any questions regarding this vaccine distribution, please call 901.227.TEST (8378). In an effort to support our faculty and staff that have yet to be vaccinated, we are providing up to two hours of administrative leave for each dose. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.

As a public university in Tennessee, we are not able to require vaccinations for students. That authority rests with the Governor and Tennessee Legislature. The University recently shared information regarding Executive Order 14042, an order requiring that all employees of organizations that perform work for the federal government (federal contractors) provide proof of being fully vaccinated no later than December 8, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or religious belief. Note that a third session of the 112th General Assembly brought both the House and Senate back into session on October 27 to allow for legislation related to vaccines, masks and other restrictions relative to COVID-19. As we wait on further guidance from the state, we strongly encourage University faculty, staff and student employees that are not vaccinated to again consider getting the vaccine. 

To comply with the original executive order date of December 8:

  • You will need to receive your first dose of the Moderna two-dose vaccine no later than October 27, 2021, or the Pfizer two-dose vaccine no later than November 2, 2021, and your second dose of either vaccine no later than November 23, 2021. 
  • If you opt to get the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine, the deadline would be no later than November 23, 2021.   
    • Please note that according to the federal guidelines, a person is only considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the J&J vaccine or the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. 

COVID-19 testing is also available on campus. For testing details, vaccine information and the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, visit memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates.