Unemployment FAQs

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What does the written waiver request to my employer need to include?

An employer must grant your written waiver request for an exemption to the employer’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement if it is in accordance with Sec. 1 of 2021 Special SessionH.B. 2001. To be in accordance with Sec. 1 of 2021 Special Session H.B. 2001, the written waiver request you submit to you employer must state that complying with your employer’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement would:

  1. Endanger the life or health of the employee or an individual who resides with the employee, as evidenced by an accompanying written statement signed by a physician or another person who performs acts pursuant to practice agreements, protocols or at the order, direction, or delegation of a physician; or
  2. violate sincerely held religious beliefs of the employee, as evidenced by an accompanying written statement signed by the employee.

Save a copy of the written waiver request and any correspondence for your records.