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I. Title of Policy

COVID-19 Vaccination or Weekly Testing Requirement Policy

II. Objective of Policy

In order to comply with State and Federal requirements to maintain a learning environment and workplace that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to the College community and to best protect College employees and continue to fulfill the College’s obligations to its students, it is the College’s Policy that, in order to access College buildings, classrooms, offices and indoor areas, College students and employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation to verify proof of vaccination status or test weekly and produce negative results as of the dates prescribed by the President.

III. Authority

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC Guidelines”); Executive Orders #242 and 243; N.J.S.A. 26:13-14; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”); the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”); 29 C.F.R. 1630.2(r); Bd. of Educ. of Mountain Lakes v. Maas, 56 N.J. Super. 245 (App. Div. 1959); and N.J.S.A. 34:15-31.6

IV. Policy Statement

In support of Brookdale Community College’s commitment to health and safety for members of its community, students and staff are to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated or opt for weekly testing by the dates prescribed by the President in order to access all indoor areas of the College. See related Regulation 2.1003R COVID-19 Vaccination and Weekly Testing Requirement for additional information.

The College reserves the right to suspend or amend this Policy as needed in the sole discretion of the College.

V. Responsibility for Implementation

President

Approved: Board of Trustees 12/14/2021

Related Regulation 2.1003R COVID-19 Vaccination or Weekly Testing Requirement