FranU requires all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the interest of the health and safety of the entire campus community, exemptions are limited to those reasons consistent with Louisiana state laws. Documentation of COVID-19 vaccine or a properly executed waiver must be submitted by all students through Softdocs and by all employees through Axion.
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Yes, all FranU faculty, staff and students who will be on campus for ANY reason are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination with one of the following COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson.
Any student whose course registration is limited to online programs that do not require meeting physically on campus for any reason or at any time will be excluded from submitting proof of the COVID-19 vaccine.
To ensure adequate time for an immune response to occur, a person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or 2 weeks after single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).
You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.
FranU strongly urges members of its community to get vaccinated as soon as they become eligible. Call 1-855-453-0774 to find a vaccination location near you, visit the Louisiana Department of Health’s website herefor vaccine information and locations. Out of state residents should contact their local or state authorities for information. Additional resources are listed on the Covid Information page that may be accessed by clicking on the Health and Safety section in MyPortal.
Students, faculty, and staff may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for reasons consistent with Louisiana state vaccine law RS 17:170.
EMPLOYEES: Employees may request exemption by providing documentation attached to the COVID-19 Vaccination Form in Softdocs as described below. FranU faculty and staff who hold a second job with an FMOLHS entity MUST submit either a medical or religious exemption to Employee Health via Axion to comply with the requirements for employees of FMOLHS.
STUDENTS: Students may request exemption by providing documentation attached to the COVID-19 Vaccination Form in Softdocs as described below. Clinical students who choose not to receive the vaccine (or have a contraindication to it), have the right to remain unvaccinated. Please be advised that not being vaccinated could affect your clinical placement and delay your program progression.
No, admission into a clinical program is based on the current admission criteria without regard to vaccination status. Please be advised that not being vaccinated could affect your clinical placement and delay your program progression. Some clinical agencies may require COVID testing of unvaccinated students. As with any clinical agency health requirement, expenses to meet these requirements are a clinical student expense
Faculty, staff and students planning to be present on campus, for the 2021-22 academic year must provide proof of having received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine by August 13, 2021. Persons submitting documentation of the first dose of a two-dose vaccine will be allowed access to campus and will be marked “partially compliant” until proof of the second dose is provided.
EMPLOYEES: Employees can submit their Covid vaccine documentation in Softdocs. Have documentation ready to submit as attachment. Employees who have previously submitted their vaccine documentation via AXION do not need to resubmit through Softdocs.
The form titled "EMP-COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting Form" has been updated and may be accessed through myPortal> Softdocs Etrieve Central> Forms> EMP-COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting Form. Only complete the form if your Employee number and name automatically populate when you click on the form. If blank, contact the ISSC at 765-HELP to put in a Footprints ticket.
In addition to submitting your vaccine documentation through Softdocs, FranU faculty and staff who hold a second job with an FMOLHS entity MUST submit their vaccine documentation to Employee Health via Axion to comply with the requirements for employees of FMOLHS.
STUDENTS: Students must submit their Covid vaccine documentation in Softdocs. Have your requested documentation ready to submit as attachment.
The form titled "STU-COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting Form" has been updated and should be used to submit vaccine documentation or request for exemption. The form may be accessed through myPortal> Softdocs Etrieve Central> Forms> STU-COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting Form. Only complete the form if your Student ID and name automatically populate when you click on the form. If those fields are blank, please wait 24 hours and try again. If still blank, contact the ISSC at 765-HELP to put in a Footprints ticket.
Contact the site where you received your vaccine. They may be able to provide you with proof of vaccination. You can also contact your state’s health department. Some states have registries that include adult vaccines. In Louisiana, check MyIR or the LA Wallet app. Proof of vaccine is required.
If you received separate vaccine cards for each dose of a multi-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), please upload a photo or scanned copy of the front of each card.
It is recommended that you seek the advice of your personal health care provider. Generally, as long as you have been released from isolation, are no longer symptomatic and have been medically cleared by a doctor after having COVID-19, you are able to get vaccinated. You do not have to wait until 90 days after your diagnosis. As long as you are not actively sick, you are able to get the vaccine.
FranU is following mask recommendations of the CDC based on Community Risk Level. People may choose to wear a mask at any time.
People who have tested positive should notify their close contacts of their exposure. Close contact is defined as being within less than 6 feet away from the COVID-positive individual for at least 15 minutes cumulatively over a 24-hour period. Contact tracing will be done for suspected outbreaks and clusters of COVID-19.
All people (vaccinated and unvaccinated) should take a COVID test at least 5 days after their last close contact to someone with COVID-19.