Employee Vaccine Requirement
In late August 2021, Governor Inslee mandated that all state employees (WWCC faculty and staff are state employees) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption and accommodation as a condition of employment. To comply with the Governor’s directive, employees are required to:
- Receive two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; or
- Receive one shot of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
New employees will be provided with instructions on completing an attestation form and showing proof of vaccination. Medical and religious exemption requests are thoroughly reviewed to determine if a temporary accommodation can be granted that does not place undue burdens on students, employees and the college, and does not put others at increased risk of infection. Medical Exemption forms must be completed by a healthcare provider. Please note that the Governor’s proclamation eliminated philosophical exemptions.