MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY
As of November 15, 2021 Two Bettys requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19, or be on an approved accommodation for a medical or religious exemption.
In accordance with Two Bettys’ duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our customers and visitors; and the community at large from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, that may be reduced by vaccinations. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.
All employees are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Employees not in compliance with this policy will be placed on unpaid leave until their employment status is determined by the HR department.
Employees will be notified by the HR department of the reasonable timeframe for having the vaccine administered. Two Bettys will provide a list of locations to assist employees in receiving the vaccine on their own.
COVID-19 vaccinations are free, whether an individual has health insurance or not. All employees needing to get vaccinated will be paid for time taken to receive their vaccination and should work with the manager to schedule appropriate time to comply with this policy.
Before the stated deadline of November 15, 2021, employees will be required to provide either:
- Proof of being fully vaccinated via self-attestation, including date(s) of vaccination, manufacturer, and a copy of vaccination card shown to HR.
- An approved reasonable accommodation to be exempted from the requirements.
Individuals that are hired after the November 15, 2021 deadline, must be fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation prior to their start date. This policy will also include booster shots, if or when they become readily available and recommended by the CDC.
Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to the HR department to begin the interactive process as soon as possible. Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause Two Bettys undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
Employees with approved exemptions will be required to comply with this
policy and any other guidelines put in place for the safety of all employees, and take precautions as identified, including wearing a mask, socially distancing, and participating in weekly COVID-19 testing at their own expense. Employees are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test results by the end of day Friday each week in order to work the following week. It is the responsibility of the employee to ensure the test results are provided on time.
Not complying with this policy may include disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Please direct any questions regarding this policy to the HR department.
Quarantine, Masks, and Social Distance After Vaccination
Two Bettys requires all employees, clients, and vendors to continue following public health guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This guidance includes:
- Wearing a mask covering your mouth and nose while on company premises, client homes or client businesses.
- Washing hands with soap and water frequently
- Practicing good respiratory etiquette
- Staying home if someone is sick, someone in their household is sick or been around someone who is sick