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Posted: January 18, 2022

Employee Proof of COVID Vaccination, Including Booster

Employees should update the COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Exemption Survey.

Under the public health order released Dec. 2, 2021, all school workers must provide proof of being fully vaccinated, including the booster dose if eligible, against COVID-19 OR participate in weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing.

Providing proof of being fully vaccinated will require fully vaccinated employees to upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record (i.e., vaccination card) to an electronic district file. Fully vaccinated employees should have a copy of their vaccination card available and keep an eye out for instructions to upload a copy of their vaccination card in upcoming weeks. Employees who have misplaced their vaccination card may obtain a copy by visiting VaxViewNM

New Definition of Fully Vaccinated 

The definition of fully vaccinated has changed and is currently defined as follows: Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after a second dose of a two-dose Pfizer or Moderna primary series vaccine or 2 weeks after a single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. If age 18 or over, after 5 months of receiving the Pfizer or Moderna primary series vaccine or after 2 months of receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, individuals must receive a booster dose to be considered fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Exemption Survey 

All APS employees (full-time and part-time) are expected to complete the COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Exemption Survey. 

Directions for Completing the Survey 

  • Complete the COVID-19 Testing Exemption Survey. If applicable, be prepared with your COVID-19 vaccination information and ensure you're logged into your APS Google and Gmail accounts.
  • If you receive a message saying you have already responded to the survey, click on EDIT YOUR RESPONSE 
  • If you are fully vaccinated, upon completing the COVID-19 testing exemption survey, you will be removed from the surveillance testing list. 
  • Employees may return to the COVID-19 Testing Exemption Survey to modify responses at any time. 
  • If you have already completed the survey but remain on the surveillance testing list, return to the survey and verify the date listed for your final vaccine dose and your booster dose if received is correct. 

Weekly Surveillance Testing 

Employees are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing if one of the following applies:

  • Employee is not vaccinated
  • Employee is partially vaccinated
  • Employee is fully vaccinated, including the booster dose if eligible, but has not completed the surveillance testing exemption survey
  • Employee is fully vaccinated, including the booster dose if eligible, but has not provided proof of vaccination status by uploading a copy of vaccination record to designated electronic district file (directions forthcoming in upcoming weeks)
  • Employee opts not to disclose vaccination status to APS

Required Testing Update

Employees who are required to participate in surveillance testing may take over-the-counter rapid antigen COVID tests at home (off school/worksite). Test results will need to be turned in with an assurance form that verifies the test results.   
Questions may be submitted to vaccineinfo@aps.edu (do not send copies of vaccination cards to this email address).
Again, employees will receive directions on how to upload a copy of vaccination information (i.e. vaccination card) in upcoming weeks. 
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