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COVID-19 Information Page

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for all K-12 Employees

All PSD employees, including contractors and substitutes, are required to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021, or obtain a medical or religious exemption. Vaccination is a condition of employment, and per the proclamation will lead to a non-disciplinary separation of employment for those who do not comply with the vaccination or exemption requirement.

Employees are strongly encouraged to complete one of the following steps by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 3:


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If you are currently vaccinated, and have not already done so, submit a scanned, legible copy of your vaccination card to vaccinated@puyallup.k12.wa.us.

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To apply for a Religious Exemption, click this link and complete the online form. If you have questions about the Religious Exemption process, email exempt@puyallup.k12.wa.us. This form is only to be used for claiming a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination.  

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To apply for a Medical Exemption, click this link. You will need to print the PDF document and fill out the top portion of the form and then have your medical provider complete the bottom half of the form. Once the Medical Exemption form is complete email a scanned copy to exempt@puyallup.k12.wa.us.

 

The Human Resources Department will only accept exemptions using the forms/links above.  Please do not submit other forms of documentation.

The Puyallup School District Human Resource Department will reach out to employees who have not yet submitted vaccination documentation or completed religious or medical exemption forms by early September. 

If you have not yet been vaccinated and plan to do so, you must begin the vaccination process by the dates described in the table below in order to meet the October 18 deadline.  You must be at least 14 days past the last dose of the applicable COVID-19 vaccine regimen by the date listed on the chart. 

Vaccine Series Dose Requirement First Dose no Later Than Second Dose Completed Series Fully Vaccinated
Pfizer 2 doses, 21 days apart 9/13/2021 10/4/2021 10/4/2021 10/18/2021
Moderna 2 doses, 28 days apart 9/6/2021 10/4/2021 10/4/2021 10/18/2021
Johnson & Johnson Single dose 10/4/2021 N/A 10/4/2021 10/18/2021


If you have questions or seek more information, please email vaccinated@puyallup.k12.wa.us or refer to the frequently asked questions document on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website.


If you have questions about any other accommodation request, please contact the Leaves & Accommodations Analyst at Leaves@puyallup.k12.wa.us.