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Vaccination Requirement Feedback
The COA Board implemented a Mask and Vaccination Requirement pertaining to those who participate in activities and programs at the Tolles Parsons Center. This requirement has been in effect since March of this year, and we are looking for your feedback as the COA Board revisits this requirement at the September 15, 2022 Board meeting on Zoom. In advance of the meeting, the COA Board would like to obtain feedback from participants to share with the Board on potentially adjusting this requirement as we move into the Fall season.
Please take a look at the policy below and then take our survey. If you are interested in speaking on this subject at the COA Board Meeting on Zoom on the 15th, please contact the COA at 781-235-3961.
Thank you for your feedback!
POLICY REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINE AND MASK REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDANCE AT COA FUNCTIONS AND PROGRAMMING
Due to the following:
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts remains under a Public Health Emergency as declared by Governor Charles Baker due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- The virus is particularly serious and deadly to susceptible populations such as those over the age of 60; and
- The available vaccines have been proven to date to protect against infection, to mitigate the symptoms if a vaccinated person contracts the illness, and to decrease the risk that the virus will be transmitted to others;
The Council on Aging adopts the following policy.
- All COA patrons, volunteers, and instructors/presenters who wish to participate in activities or programs at the Tolles Parsons Center must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, commencing on March 2, 2022, and continue the mask requirement beyond March 7, 2022.
- Proof of up to date vaccination (which includes boosters) must be shown to a staff member or volunteer greeter upon entry to the Tolles Parsons Senior Center.
- Proof of up to date vaccination must be in the form of the paper CDC card (or copy), a digital photo of the CDC card, or a current electronic form. In the event that COA patrons, volunteers, or instructors/presenters forget the aforementioned proof at their time of entry, they must sign an attestation form confirming they are up to date with their vaccinations.
- A medical exemption may be approved by a manager upon receiving a note from a medical professional to support the request. There will be no religious exemption.
- Failure to comply with this policy will result in denial of admission.
This policy is subject to revision due to the evolving nature of the pandemic.
Adopted this 24th day of February, 2022.
COUNCIL ON AGING
Wellesley Council on Aging
500 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
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781-235-3961 or visit our website at www.wellesleycoa.org