LA Opera – COVID Vaccination Policy for Employees and Artists
As of January 11, 2022
The purpose of this policy is to comply with public health guidance and best practices, to take reasonable steps to provide a safe workplace free of recognized hazards, and to reduce the transmission of COVID among our employees, artists, and contractors. This policy is one part of LA Opera’s health and safety plans related to the coronavirus pandemic.
This policy applies to all employees, artists, and contractors engaging in onsite work for LA Opera (the Company) and is effective until the Company announces the policy has been modified or terminated.
All individuals to whom this policy applies as defined above must either:
a. provide the Company with proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID, as defined below
b. submit to LA Opera’s human resources department a request for an exemption from this policy based on a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief. LA Opera will engage in an interactive process with individuals making such request, pursuant to applicable law, to determine if an exemption can be granted. To request an exemption for one of the above reasons, please contact VP of HR/Labor Relations Jill Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through January 30, 2022, “fully vaccinated” means that an individual has received the second dose of a two-dose COVID vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose COVID vaccine considered effective by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization at least 14 days prior.
As of January 31, 2022, “fully vaccinated” means that an individual has received:
- the second dose of a two-dose COVID vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose COVID vaccine considered effective by the CDC or World Health Organization at least 14 days prior, AND
- additional COVID vaccine doses/booster shot(s) for which the individual is eligible per the CDC, within two weeks of becoming eligible.
Uploading your COVID vaccination card
All LA Opera employees and artists engaged for upcoming work in the 2021/22 season are required to upload their vaccination cards here by January 30, 2022 (including those who already uploaded their card to the vaccination portal and those who have not obtained any additional vaccine doses since they last uploaded their card).
Employees and artists who begin working with the company after January 30 must upload their vaccination card within 48 hours of accepting an offer of employment and before beginning onsite work.
If you receive additional COVID vaccine doses after uploading your card, please upload your card again immediately so your record is up to date.
Individuals who do not submit valid proof of full vaccination per (a) above and do not request or are not granted an exemption per (b) above will not be permitted to engage in onsite work while this policy is in place, and no compensation will be due to an individual for work they are not permitted to perform as a result.
Jill Boyd email@example.com