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Exemption Request Information for Students

Cosumnes River College has a process in place for any student to request a medical exemption or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

Exemptions to the vaccination requirement are very limited and only available for certain medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.

Request a Medical Exemption

To request a temporary or permanent medical exemption, a student must complete all of the following steps:

Complete Medical Exemption Form

Complete the Student Medical Exemption Form, which includes two sections:

  1. The student fills out section 1.
  2. A licensed physician fills out section 2.

Get Written Statement from Medical Provider

Provide a written statement from a medical provider exempting you due to a disability or serious medical condition. The statement must:

  • Be submitted on the doctor's office letterhead
  • Contain the doctor's printed name
  • Contain the doctor's license number
  • Contain the doctor's signature
  • Contain the date the statement is issued
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Log in to eServices

Log in to eServices and select COVID-19 Vaccination Status.

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Report Your Vaccination Status

  1. Under Report My Vaccination Status, select "I am NOT vaccinated."
  2. Toggle the button to Yes to indicate you have read and agreed to the statement.
  3. Click Submit.
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Review Instructions

  1. Navigate to Request COVID-19 Exemption under COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption.
  2. Review the instructions, then click Proceed with Exemption Request.
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Select College and Exemption Type

Select your Primary College, then select Medical Exemption under the Exemption Type drop-down.

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Enter Medical Information and Upload Attachment(s)

  1. Enter your physician's name and phone number.
  2. Upload the Student Medical Exemption Form completed by your physician (see step 1).
  3. Upload the written statement from your medical provider (see step 1).
  4. Review the acknowledgment and click to toggle the button to Yes.
  5. Click Submit.
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Check Email/Confirm Status of Request

After you submit your exemption request, you will receive an email confirming your submission has been received and is awaiting review.

You can check the status of your request in eServices. To do this:

  1. Log in to eServices.
  2. Select COVID-19 Vaccination Status.
  3. Select View COVID-19 Exemption under COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption.
  4. Use the Form ID (in your confirmation email), Form Type, or Student ID to search for your submitted exemption request.
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After Exemption Approval, Submit Final Agreement in eServices

You will receive an email notifying you if your request is approved or denied. If it is approved, then you need to log in to eServices and take one last action to finalize your exemption agreement.

  1. Log in to eServices.
  2. Select COVID-19 Vaccination Status.
  3. Select COVID-19 Exemption Agreement under COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption.
  4. Use the Form ID (in your confirmation email), Form Type, or Student ID to search for your exemption.
  5. Acknowledge all Action Items by toggling the button to Yes.
  6. Click I Agree to finalize your exemption agreement.
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Request a Religious Exemption

To request an exemption based on sincerely held religious beliefs, a student must complete all of the following steps:

Log in to eServices

Log in to eServices and select COVID-19 Vaccination Status.

Screenshot of eServices dashboard with COVID-19 Vaccination Status tile highlighted

Report Your Vaccination Status

  1. Under Report My Vaccination Status, select "I am NOT vaccinated."
  2. Toggle the button to Yes to indicate you have read and agreed to the statement.
  3. Click Submit.
Screenshot of eServices Vaccination page with radio button checked next to non-vaccinated option

Review Instructions

  1. Navigate to Request COVID-19 Exemption under COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption.
  2. Review the instructions, then click Proceed with Exemption Request.
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Select College and Exemption Type

Select your Primary College, then select Religious Exemption under the Exemption Type drop-down.

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Enter General Position and Worksite Information

In General Position and Worksite Information, select all options that apply to you to mark them as Yes. By default, they will remain No.

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Enter Religious Descriptions

Respond to each question under Description of Religious Belief, Practice, or Observance. A response to each question is mandatory.

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Request Accommodation (If Needed)

Under Requested Accommodation, describe any special accommodation you are requesting. If you are not requesting an accommodation, then write "No" or "N/A."

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Acknowledge and Submit

  1. Review the acknowledgments and click to toggle the buttons to Yes.
  2. Click Submit.
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Check Email/Confirm Status of Request

After you submit your exemption request, you will receive an email confirming your submission has been received and is awaiting review.

You can check the status of your request in eServices. To do this:

  1. Log in to eServices.
  2. Select COVID-19 Vaccination Status.
  3. Select View COVID-19 Exemption under COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption.
  4. Use the Form ID (in your confirmation email), Form Type, or Student ID to search for your submitted exemption request.
Screenshot of eServices View Exemptions page

After Exemption Approval, Submit Final Agreement in eServices

You will receive an email notifying you if your request is approved or denied. If it is approved, then you need to log in to eServices and take one last action to finalize your exemption agreement.

  1. Log in to eServices.
  2. Select COVID-19 Vaccination Status.
  3. Select COVID-19 Exemption Agreement under COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption.
  4. Use the Form ID (in your confirmation email), Form Type, or Student ID to search for your exemption.
  5. Acknowledge all Action Items by toggling the button to Yes.
  6. Click I Agree to finalize your exemption agreement.
Screenshot of eServices Exemption Agreement page