COVID Testing and Vaccination Update

COVID-19: Vaccine

Dear Colleagues, 

As you are aware, all DOE employees are required to have received to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 27. Employees should use the DOE Vaccination Portal to upload proof of vaccination.  

In the interim, between September 13 and September 27, all DOE employees, as well as DOE/City contractors in DOE buildings, are required to provide proof of having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, or weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test (rapid or non-rapid).  

Testing From 9/13 to 9/27 

For each week of the interim period (September 13-27), if you have not provided proof that you have received at least one vaccine dose, you must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (rapid or non-rapid) by the end of each week: 9/19 and 9/26). For a week in which COVID-19 testing is available in your school/office, you will be able to get tested on-site. For the week in which such testing is not taking place in your school/office, in order to be tested, you are eligible for up to one hour of additional pay or leave (for staff with annual leave) in order to be tested outside of work hours (not release time).  

All staff can get tested for free at City sites. More information is available on the NYC Health and Hospitals website.

Reporting Test Results 

Use the DOE Vaccination Portal to upload your proof of vaccination or COVID-19 PCR test results.  More information about the Vaccination Portal is available on the InfoHub.  

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites 

During the first week of school the DOE will be hosting vaccination sites in every school with students aged 12 or older—approximately 700 locations. More information and a list of these sites is available here. For questions, contact

Thank you, 

NYCDOE Division of Human Capital 


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