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Comment Period for proposed Presidential Policy, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program

April 26, 2021

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program. The Policy includes the following key issues:

  • Encourages universal vaccination.
  • Requires students, faculty, academic appointees, and staff living, learning, or working on premises or participating in person in University programs receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Provides for narrow exceptions and medical/disability exemptions.

The proposed policy can be found on UC Merced’s Policies website. More information and FAQ can be found in the campus announcement sent April 22, 2021.

Employees can submit comments to the UC Merced Policy Office by May 31, 2021, by emailing