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COVID Vaccine Memo- Updated

Priority: Informational

To:                       Hunter College and Hunter College Campus School Community

Date:                   March 18, 2021

From:                  Valerie Kelly, Associate Director of HR                   

Re:                       Update on Guidelines for the COVID 19 Vaccine


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed new legislation today granting public employees up to four (4) hours of paid time off per injection to receive the COVID 19 vaccine.  This update is effective immediately  and supersedes the previous two (2) hours of free time for each injection that was slated to go into effect on April 1, 2021.

In order to receive a maximum of eight (8) free hours (4 hours permitted for each injection) and not have the time taken out of your accrued annual or sick leave balances, you must email documents of both appointments to Jackie Thomas, Time and Leave/Benefits Coordinator and myself so that your time to take the COVID 19 vaccine is recorded and you are not charged.  Ms. Thomas’  email is

If you should have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Thank you.


Valerie Kelly 

Associate Director of Human Resources

Office of Human Resources

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