Updated July 21, 2022
Employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit a medical or religious exemption to meet the requirements of the University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol Requirements for University Employees and Student Workers.
Employees Who Need to Take Action
- Staff (including temp/casual employees)
- Graduate Student Workers
- Undergraduate Student Workers
- Professionals in Training
Preparing to Certify Your Vaccination
Medical or Religious Exemption
Documentation accepted (as an image or photo)
Only the Exemption Form
No additional documents will be accepted
Acceptable File Types
NOTE: If you had a two-dose vaccine, you will need to upload your photo or scan twice (2x) to certify your vaccination
Tips for Certifying Your Vaccination or Submitting an Exemption
- Disable Your Pop-up Blockers. The MyU pages where you will need to certify will use a pop-up, so you must disable any pop-up blockers you have set in your browser (including your phone or tablet).
- Have Your Internet ID and Duo Access Handy. To get to the form in MyU, you will need both your internet ID and Duo authentication set up before you log-in.
- It’s a Two-Step Process for Two-Dose Vaccines. If you received a two-dose vaccine, you’ll need to upload each dose separately. Enter the dose number, manufacturer, medical provider, and the image or photo. Then, go through the same steps for your second dose and upload your image again.
- Medical Exemption Form Signatures. You and your healthcare provider can sign the form electronically or you can scan and upload a signed paper copy.
- Religious Exemption Form Needs to be Notarized. You only need to fill out the form (additional documentation will not be accepted) and then get it notarized. See the Resources and Help section, below.
- Photos of Documents are Okay. You can take and upload images from your smartphone or tablet—just make sure the photos are clear and the document can be read.
- MyU will Not Provide a Confirmation. If you upload your vaccine certification or exemption documents, assume that your upload was accepted. If there are issues with incomplete information or attachments, you will be contacted. How-to resources are available to guide you through the process in more detail (requires an internet ID and password).
- All Exemptions are Provisionally Approved. Assume that your medical or religious exemption is approved. It will be reviewed to ensure that it’s complete and you will be contacted if there are any questions or issues with the uploaded file.
Testing for Those Seeking an Exemption
- Those who have not been vaccinated continue to follow the University's University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol Requirements for University Employees and Student Workers under the Required Safety Protocols regarding weekly testing. This includes faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate student workers, adjuncts, professionals in training, residents, and fellows.
- Testing guidelines for employees are available from the Office of Human Resources.
- Additional information about testing resources are available along with guidance about when employees need to test, isolate, and quarantine based on their vaccination status.
Resources and Help
- Get the Vax on the Safe U site.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How-to guides:
- Medical Exemption Form
- Religious Exemption Form
Finding a Notary
- University Student Legal Services offers notary services (Twin Cities campus)
- Find a Notary from the Minnesota Secretary of State lets you search by location
Help With Your Questions
- Contact your campus, college, or unit Human Resources staff
- OHR Contact Center at 612-624-8647, 800-756-2363, or [email protected]