After careful consideration, City Year announced to its community of AmeriCorps members and staff, that it will adopt a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy to safeguard the health of our AmeriCorps members and employees and their families; students and school partners; and the community at large from COVID-19. All City Year employees and AmeriCorps members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 19, 2021.
In alignment with the organization's impact-first approach and prioritizing the health and safety of its community, the goals of the policy are to:
provide a safe environment for staff and AmeriCorps members to work and serve
protect students who are unable to receive the vaccine
protect families, particularly for staff and corps in homes with young children
Vaccination is a key element in City Year's multi-layered prevention strategy which includes masks, physical distancing, rigorous contact tracing, and isolation and quarantine.