Vaccine Clinic Volunteers
Interested in helping out at one of the COVID-19 vaccine clinics?
There has been some confusion about whether House Officers are allowed to volunteer at the COVID-19 Clinics in order to help administer vaccines. The short answer is "yes."
The Communications team inadvertently excluded House Officers. You are exempt from overtime pay (thanks to the U.S. Congress) but you are also bargained-for, so that created some confusion with the form and how the volunteer data was being collected. Additionally, the Fair Labor Standard Act states clearly that employees can't volunteer to do work they would normally get paid to do.
At no time did the HOA discuss excluding our members from helping with this important effort. We want to thank all our members who reached out to us about this issue. We were able to quickly correct the misinformation.
Please consider volunteering and fill out the application through the link below:
Currently, we have many volunteers so you might not hear back for a week or so.