Important Update: Deadline for Employees to Upload Vax Cards

Vaccination needle and vial

Dear Howard University Community,
In August, the University announced that all faculty and staff who would be on campus this Fall must receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) by September 3, 2021. The second dose of a two-dose regimen should have been completed by October 1, 2021. New hires are already required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date.
The deadline for all employees to upload your vaccination card in Workday is Friday, October 8, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Employees that are noncompliant with the University’s policy after the October 8 deadline will face progressive discipline that is described in full here
Noncompliance is defined as any behavior that fails to comply with the University’s COVID-related health and safety requirements for the workplace (i.e., vaccination, masking, Bison Safe self-assessment, and testing), which, if continued, could undermine the University’s ability to safeguard the health and safety of the University community.
Please familiarize yourself with the policy, as noncompliance may ultimately affect your employment at the University.
If you are having a challenge uploading your vaccination card to Workday, please contact the Office of Human Resources at
Thank you for complying with the University’s policies that have been created for the benefit of our entire University community.
Excellence in Truth and Service,

Office of Human Resources


Bison S.A.F.E. and Vaccination Requirements