As more of our team members are receiving their COVID-19 vaccine, we wanted to provide some guidance on how managers should handle asking individuals about their vaccine status.
As a reminder, DPS employees are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. You may ask team members about their vaccination status in order to follow public health guidelines, such as quarantine orders. In those instances, employees can be asked if they are vaccinated or to show a vaccination card. However, no employee may keep records or copies of vaccination cards or ask follow up questions of another employee about why they did or did not get vaccinated. We do not want to solicit private medical information or information that may reveal that an employee has a disability.
If you have questions, please contact your HR Partner.