Dear Union College Community,
With the increase in the availability of the vaccine, we are delighted to hear of more members of our community becoming fully vaccinated each day.
Log your vaccination records in emocha - beginning March 22
As the country, the state and the College contemplate steps to reduce restrictions, it is important to understand how many members of our community are vaccinated. Beginning on March 22, emocha will implement functionality allowing students and employees to report their vaccination records (first and second doses, where applicable). Once this new feature is launched, we ask all students and employees to record any previous or future COVID vaccinations. We've posted FAQs at the bottom of this email to address some of the questions you may have about using this feature.
The emocha app/website will ask for you to upload an image or pdf of your vaccination record. See the emocha instructions to learn more. You will receive an initial notification via email and the emocha app once the new feature is live.
If you need assistance uploading your vaccination record, please contact emocha at (240) 343-9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to speak to a member of the Human Resources team, please contact Gwen Pulvirent at email@example.com or Bonnie Mortensen Szczerba at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who have questions can email Health Services at email@example.com.
As a reminder, Union College strongly encourages all employees, including student employees, to be vaccinated if they are able as they become eligible.
- Schedule your vaccine appointment - You can determine your eligibility by checking the Am I Eligible website If you're eligible you can make an appointment online or call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Once you have successfully scheduled an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a barcode. You will need to bring this to your appointment.
- Please speak with your supervisor/manager so they are aware of your appointment time, location and how much time off you think is needed so they can approve your time off request.
- Under New York law, you may now use a sufficient period of time up to four hours of paid time off per vaccine to attend your vaccination appointments. Please note this law only affects vaccine appointments from March 12, 2021 forward and does not apply to past appointments. Employees taking time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, should report their time as instructed in the March 18 communication.
Thank you for all you continue to do to help to protect our community.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Beth R. Glassman
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs