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.

  1. Upload your vaccination card in-app

    1. 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.

    2. How: In your app, go to Profile >> Certifications >> Add certifications. See instructions

  2. Bring your vaccination card onsite

    1. Why: Partners may have a specific confirmation process. Bring a copy of your vaccination card.

  3. Comply with testing requirements

    1. Why: Partners may have onsite testing or require you to get tested within a specific time period.

    2. How: Review the shift detail special instructions for more information

  4. Bring a mask or face covering

    1. Why: Depending on the situation, a Partner may still require you to wear a face-covering while working.

FAQs

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 healthsafety@instawork.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.

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