Accessibility Resource Center

COVID-19 Medical Vaccine and Booster Exemption Requests

Chico State Students:

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student requesting a medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine or booster requirement, you must complete the following steps as soon as possible.

  1. Register with Accessibility Resource Center (ARC). Click the red "Apply Here!" button on the left to complete the registration application. Make sure to select "COVID Vaccine/Booster Exemption" under Question #1. If you are already registered with ARC, proceed to steps 2 and 3 and do not submit another application.
  2. Provide supporting documentation from your medical provider. You will be prompted to upload documentation upon completion of the ARC application, or you may email documentation directly to arc-vac-exemption@csuchico.edu. Your medical provider may provide a signed note on their letterhead or use this Disability Verification Form (PDF). In either case, documentation from your medical provider must verify a diagnosis and substantiate the need for a medical exemption (in other words, your medical provider must indicate the impact on your health that would be caused by getting the vaccine).
    1. Documentation related to any other vaccination exemption is not sufficient for a medical exemption to the COVID vaccine/booster.
    2. If you are already registered with ARC, the current documentation on file with ARC for academic accommodations is not sufficient for an exemption request. New documentation, as indicated above, must be provided.
  3. Students must also self-certify for a medical exemption in the Student Center of their Chico State portal.

Students who wish to request a religious exemption to the COVID vaccine or booster, or have religious exemption questions, must contact the Title IX/DHR(opens in new window) office for the next steps. ARC does not process or facilitate religious exemption requests.

Students must contact the Office of the Registrar(opens in new window) for exemption requests for any other campus vaccine requirement. ARC only facilitates exemption requests for the COVID vaccine or booster.

Chico State Faculty and Staff:

If you are Chico State faculty or staff requesting a medical exemption to the COVID vaccine or booster requirement, please complete the following steps as soon as possible:

  1. Email arc-vac-exemption@csuchico.edu(opens in new window) as soon as possible to request the Reasonable Accommodation packet. You will be sent documentation for you and your medical provider to complete.
  2. Faculty and staff must also self-certify for a medical exemption on the Employee COVID-19 Certification Page(opens in new window).

Faculty and staff who wish to request a religious exemption to the COVID vaccine or booster, or have religious exemption questions, must contact Labor Relations(opens in new window). ARC does not process or facilitate religious exemption requests.