Vaccination mandates are becoming a more common health safety policy to protect the working community from COVID-19. This article outlines how Instawork can help you comply while working shifts through the platform.
What are the vaccination mandates?
Mandates vary on a local, state, and federal level. Please check your local health safety center on the latest policy. Two upcoming mandates include:
New York City: Starting Dec 27, 2021, private businesses in New York City will need workers to provide proof of vaccination in order to work in the workplace (source)
Nationwide: Starting Jan 4, 2021, private employers with 100 or more employees will be required to record proof or vaccination or conduct weekly testing (source)
What can I do to stay working through Instawork?
Partners are responsible for complying with all local, federal, and business policies. If you arrive without the correct work requirements, a Partner can cancel your shift without compensation.
Here are a few things you can do to ensure that you work your booked shifts.
Upload your vaccination card in-app
Why: Partners can use that certificate to confirm you're vaccinated. It also makes you eligible to book shifts where it's a strict requirement upfront.
How: In your app, go to Profile >> Certifications >> Add certifications. See instructions
Bring your vaccination card onsite
Why: Partners may have a specific confirmation process. Bring a copy of your vaccination card.
Comply with testing requirements
Why: Partners may have onsite testing or require you to get tested within a specific time period.
How: Review the shift detail special instructions for more information
Bring a mask or face covering
Why: Depending on the situation, a Partner may still require you to wear a face-covering while working.
How do I know what is required by a Partner?
Health safety policies continue to evolve. Please stay up to date on the latest in your local area. Also, be sure to read the shift details for any Partner-specific requirements.
The Partner sent me home because I didn't comply with vaccination policies. Do I still get paid?
If the policy is part of the local/federal mandate or stated in the shift details, then it's your responsibility to meet those work requirements. In those cases, a Partner can cancel your shift without pay because you did not have the proper work requirements to complete the shift.
What if I need medical or religious accommodation?
Requests for accommodation should be submitted to email@example.com. You must provide supporting documentation for consideration. Additionally, individual Partners may not be able to support accommodations, so please read shift details carefully before booking the shift.