Duke considers the entire workforce to be compliant with the University’s vaccination policy, Vice President for Administration Kyle Cavanaugh told The Chronicle in a Monday afternoon email.
More than 96% of Duke’s workforce is fully vaccinated—but “if you include those who have had the first dose, that number is closer to 97%," Cavanaugh wrote. The remaining population has received approved medical or religious exemptions.
Cavanaugh noted that Duke still has “some people on leave and new hires who are in the process of getting vaccinated.” On Oct. 1, Duke reported that 60 staff and faculty had received one dose of the vaccine and were in the process of becoming vaccinated.
All Duke faculty and staff members had to have received and shown documentation of their completed COVID-19 vaccinations by 10 a.m. on Oct. 1. Duke reported that 99% of faculty and staff members were fully compliant with the vaccine requirement on this day.
Those who didn’t were placed on administrative leave and were given seven days to receive either the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the first dose of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
Those who didn’t receive the dose within seven days were terminated at the end of the seven day period. Those who did wil have up to six weeks to provide documentation that they received the second dose and will be terminated at the end of the six week period if they do not.
Individuals terminated for non-compliance will not be eligible for rehire with Duke in the future.
Leah Boyd is a Pratt junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 117th volume.