COVID-19 Vaccination Paid Leave Policy

Policy Text

Columbia University complies with Section 196-c of the New York State Labor Law by providing its employees paid leave for a sufficient period of time, not to exceed four hours, per each COVID-19 vaccine injection. For the two-dose vaccines, the leave shall not exceed eight hours of paid time off.  The leave shall be at the employee’s regular rate of pay and shall not be charged against any other leave, including sick leave. Employees who have their injection administered during non-work hours will not receive paid time off.   Employees should track the time off using their normal method of tracking time out of the office.

All Columbia University employees who work in New York State.

All University employees, senior executive officers, deans, vice presidents, chairs of departments, directors of institutes and centers, senior administrative officers, departmental administrators, and employees getting a COVID-19 vaccine injection.

All Columbia employees are protected from discrimination or retaliation for exercising their rights under this Policy.