Information for Mills Faculty & Staff

UPDATED 7.28.21

Beginning August 1, 2021, we are pleased to reopen the Mills campus to our community and the general public. Mills has had very few COVID-19 cases on our campus since the pandemic began due to the consistent and conscientious efforts of students, faculty, and staff. Thanks to the effectiveness and adoption of vaccines in the State of California, we can now look forward to fewer restrictions on our work and our lives.

What You Can Expect

  • All faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated by August 9, 2021 or request an exemption before returning to campus. (Students must be vaccinated by August 16, 2021.)
  • You will no longer have to show a daily health pass at the front gate.
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to campus. Check with your healthcare provider as needed.
  • All individuals—vaccinated and unvaccinated—are required to wear a mask when indoors until further notice. For student accessibility needs, faculty may wear Mills-issued face shields when teaching and during office hours.
  • Employees who test positive for COVID-19 should notify immediately.

What's Open at Mills?

When we first return to campus, not all facilities may be open. Please check our what's open at Mills web page for the latest information.

Protecting Yourself & Others

Please review the College's health and safety guidelines page to understand the full scope of the protocols we all need to follow when on campus. To support Mills staff, the Human Resources Office has developed detailed COVID-19-related policies and best practices which are housed on the intranet.

Vaccination Requirement

As first announced in May, all Mills faculty, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last dose of your COVID-19 vaccine. Mills faculty and staff must provide proof of vaccination by August 9, 2021, and receive a confirmation email before returning to campus. If you do not have a photo or scan of your vaccination card and were vaccinated in California, you can sign up to receive a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record from the State of California that can be submitted instead.

Mills Employee Vaccination Form

If you need to request an immunization exemption for medical or religious reasons, you will find the exemption request PDFs in the employee vaccination form. You will be able to submit your completed request using the same form. Please review the exemption PDF before the deadline to ensure that you and your healthcare provider have time to complete it prior to your return to campus.

Remote Work

Some employees may continue to work remotely on an occasional, part-time, or full-time basis as determined by the job function and the needs of individual departments. Please work with your supervisor and/or College Officer on any requests for remote work.


Mills students, faculty, and staff can visit our COVID-19 information pages on the intranet for previous communications and FAQs. If you have additional specific COVID-19 questions, email