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Come race the UD's fast and flat course on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m., which starts and finishes in front of the Delaware Stadium and Whitney Athletic Center. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate in the 5k run/walk followed by post-race refreshments and awards. Virtual option is also available for runners to participate. Learn more and register.

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New federal mandate: Proof of vaccination required for all UD employees

October 13, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the University of Delaware, but the widespread availability of safe and effective vaccines is now allowing us to resume many of our normal campus operations. I want to thank everyone who has received the vaccination for doing your part to help to protect the health and safety of our community.

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The federal government is requiring federal contractors to ensure that all employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons. The University of Delaware has 75 active federal contracts totaling $30M and more than 100 cooperative agreements totaling $360M in federal funding, and is therefore required to comply with this mandate by Dec. 8, 2021. Fortunately, about 90% of UD employees are vaccinated and have already voluntarily provided documentation of their vaccination records.

If you have been vaccinated but have not submitted your documentation yet – You must upload your immunization record using the Human Resources site for vaccine documentation by Dec. 8. You will not be considered fully vaccinated by the University until those records have been received and verified.

If you have not received the vaccine yet – You must do so by the following deadlines to ensure fully vaccinated status by Dec. 8:

  • Moderna vaccine–First shot by Oct. 27 and second shot by Nov. 24
  • Pfizer vaccine–First shot by Nov. 3 and second shot by Nov. 24
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine–Single shot by Nov. 24

Vaccinations are available throughout Delaware, including at sites on or close to UD’s campus.

If you would like to apply for an exemption–Please do so at the following links:

The University of Delaware’s top priority is the health and safety of our community, and we are committed to complying with this federal requirement. If you have questions about this requirement, please email


Melissa L. Bard

Melissa Bard
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer



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The University of Delaware Police Department provides police services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with a full-service 911 center. The department is committed to working with members of the University community and other law enforcement agencies to provide a collaborative approach to preventing crime, enhancing safety and building trust with its stakeholders.

During the pandemic, UDPD was one of the few departments on campus that maintained a campus presence while other units began working remotely. In addition to its regular duties of policing the campus, the security mission surrounding the buildings was even more critical because the majority of buildings on campus were now unoccupied and more susceptible to potential criminal activity as well as mechanical issues. Because it is a 24/7 operation, at the height of the pandemic UDPD was often the first point of contact for any issues happening on campus that needed to be addressed, whether police related or not. UDPD fielded all of these calls, and if they were not a police matter, it made sure that the requests for services were routed to the proper office and addressed.

One of the other critical roles UDPD played during these difficult times was assisting UD Transportation Services with the movement of students who needed to be placed in quarantine or isolation. UDPD officers picked up the sick or exposed students and took them to the proper space to either quarantine or isolation.

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