Updates to Methodist's COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

Published: Aug. 2, 2023
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Effective Aug. 5, 2023, COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required for employees for Methodist Health System. We will continue to strongly encourage vaccination for the protection of our patients, visitors and employees. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will continue collecting COVID-19 vaccination data, including rates of exemption or decline.


New Hire Process

New hires who have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be asked to provide proof of vaccination as part of the post-offer health screen. If a new hire has not received a COVID-19 vaccine, they will complete a declination form during their post-offer health screen. Employee Health will not provide COVID-19 vaccinations.



Masking requirements connected to an employee’s COVID-19 vaccination status have been suspended. Methodist Health System will continue to evaluate the levels of community COVID-19 transmission and may require masking based on this data.


COVID-19 Positive

An employee diagnosed with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and report the diagnosis to Employee Health at (402) 354-5684.


Updated Methodist Policies

Access these updated policies on the Methodist intranet: