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As we return to campus for on-site learning, living and working, it is the College’s desire to ensure a safe and healthy environment, free from COVID-19 virus incidents.  With this in mind, TCNJ strongly encourages all employees who work on campus to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus prior to your return to on-site work .  We ask for your assistance in keeping our community healthy by adhering to the interim Campus Health and Safety Policy.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, along with information on COVID-19 related policies, requirements and expectations.  Should you have questions after you have reviewed this information, please submit your questions to covid-documentation-group@tcnj.edu


COVID-19 Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I would like to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Reasonable accommodation inquiries and requests from all members of the campus community can be emailed to the Accessibility Resource Center.  The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) determines reasonable accommodations on an individual basis.

How do I provide proof of my vaccination against COVID-19?

Employees who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may submit proof of vaccination by updating their employee documents in the Oracle Cloud portal.  Directions to complete the process are here:  COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Instructions

Will on-site vaccination dates be scheduled?

Yes.  Dates and times for vaccination clinics will be communicated in the near future.

I have already had COVID-19.  Do I still need to show proof of vaccination?

No.  If you have tested positive for COVID-19, and you have elected not to seek a vaccination at this time, you are required to upload your positive test result to your Oracle Cloud portal.  Once the Office of Human Resources reviews and verifies your document, you will be notified that you are exempt from submitting proof of vaccination and you will still be able to forego wearing a face covering and socially distancing.

I am fully vaccinated.  Do I need to wear a face covering and maintain social distance?

Employees who have completed the vaccination documentation requirement and whose record has been validated by the Office of Human Resources are not required to wear a face covering.

I am fully vaccinated. Do I need to submit to COVID-19 testing each week?

If you have been fully vaccinated, submitted your documentation via the Oracle Cloud portal, and were informed by the Office of Human Resources that your documents are verified, you are exempt from testing.

If you have not been informed by the Office of Human Resources that your documents are verified, or if you did not submit a record of your COVID-19 vaccination via Oracle Cloud, you are required to submit to weekly testing.

I am fully vaccinated but I do not want to upload my vaccination record to Oracle Cloud.  Do I need to submit to COVID-19 testing each week?

Yes.


COVID-19 Testing

Employees are required to  submit to weekly on-site testing until such time as they are notified by the Office of Human Resources that their COVID-19 vaccination documentation has been evaluated and approved.

The COVID-19 testing program utilizes a rapid antigen test and will provide same-day results. Once registered, you will be contacted with additional information to begin scheduling your weekly testing appointments. You are encouraged to make all of your appointments for the semester to ensure you are scheduled for convenient days and times. Please email questions regarding the registration or scheduling process.

TCNJ’s COVID-19 test site is located in the Decker Social Space, accessed by using the rear doors of Decker Hall. Parking is available in the Decker Parking Garage, and signage has been posted to guide you. You must bring your TCNJ ID card for access to the building.

On-site COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Weekly required COVID-19 testing will be available on the following days during the summer:
    • Mondays: 7-10 a.m. (On the summer holidays of Monday, May 31 and Monday, July 5, testing will take place on the following Tuesday: June 1 and July 6, 7-10 a.m.)
    • Wednesdays: 2-5 p.m.

Testing for Employees with Symptoms of COVID-19

Employees with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are expected to contact their health care provider, self-isolate, conduct the daily self-checkup via the TCNJ Roar app and obtain COVID-19 testing.  Employees with symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to campus for COVID-19 testing.


COVID-19 Testing Exemptions

Certain employees may be exempt from mandatory COVID-19 testing. You may request a COVID-19 testing exemption if you have tested positive for the virus, as indicated below.  Employees who are fully vaccinated are also exempt from COVID-19 testing.

1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, have uploaded your positive COVID-19 test report into Oracle Cloud AND have received a temporary exemption approval from Human Resources.

2.  You received your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single dose of the J&J vaccine at least two weeks prior, you uploaded your COVID-19 vaccination record to Oracle Cloud by following COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Instructions and the Office of Human Resources notified you that your documents were verified.


Your Daily Self-Checkup

Any employee coming to campus must do everything possible to keep the community safe. Employees must complete a daily self-checkup to monitor their health on the days they plan to be on campus (and for the two days immediately following any campus visits). The daily self-checkup is available in the TCNJ Roar app or via an online web form.

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If You Become Ill

Employees who experience possible symptoms of COVID-19 should refrain from coming into contact with others before obtaining proper medical advice. In following New Jersey Department of Health and TCNJ guidelines, any community member who is exposed to COVID-19 will need to adhere to the proper testing, contact tracing, and quarantine protocols.

Employees who experience COVID-19 symptoms should contact their health care provider and refrain from reporting to work in the interest of maintaining a healthy campus environment. If symptoms present while at work, these employees should notify their department/supervisor and leave campus. Any such employees who experience these symptoms within 14 days of having been on campus should notify Human Resources so that appropriate contact tracing may take place.

In coordination with local health departments in Ewing and Mercer counties, the College will conduct contact tracing outreach to inform persons that they may have been exposed to the virus.

 

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