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However, City employees who have not verified their status as fully vaccinated by completing the Certification of Vaccination Information Database (COVID) form will be subject to mandatory weekly testing beginning November 1, 2021. This mandatory testing requirement will apply to all City of Durham employees (i.e. anyone with an employee ID) who have not verified their status as fully vaccinated prior to the program start date and who do not have an approved exemption, regardless of work status.
Employees without an approved medical exemption who do not verify that they are fully vaccinated by December 31, 2021 will also be required to pay a $70 surcharge on their monthly insurance premium beginning July 1, 2022. Additionally, only employees who have submitted proof of their vaccination by completing the form above will be eligible for the incentives offered to fully-vaccinated City employees.
Employees can feel confident that any information they share through the Certification of Vaccination Information Database (COVID) form will stay private and secure. This form is hosted on SurveyMonkey, which meets all of the City’s requirements for protecting the personal health information of its employees.
Please note that as a non-healthcare entity, the City is not required to comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Instead, in line with most other employers and municipal offices, the personal health records of City employees are protected in full under the ADA (American Disability Act).
Only select staff in Human Resources will have access to information about your vaccination status – even your supervisor cannot be told which of their employees are or are not vaccinated.
Yes. Human Resources will be sending several emails between August 23 and the October 17 deadline to inform employees of their vaccination certification status.
You can also check the "Rewards" tab in your Live Well Portal account (registration required) to verify the status of your vaccination certification, or contact HR Connect if you still have questions.
If you received your vaccine in North Carolina and have since misplaced your vaccination card, there are a few options for obtaining alternative verification of your vaccination. Please refer to this article from North Carolina Health News for additional details.
Though the Certification of Vaccination Information Database (COVID) form can be completed on any web-enabled device, we highly recommend filling out the form on your smartphone.
By completing the form on your smartphone, you’ll be able to conveniently provide a photo of your completed vaccination card (see Question 9) by taking the photo directly from within the form or uploading the photo from your phone’s photo library.
If you need additional assistance filling out the form, please contact HR Connect.